Gut love with The Beauty Chef, by Carla Oates

We’ve all heard the saying, beauty comes from within. But did you know that this is actually true (I’m not just talking ‘inner beauty’ either). Beautiful, glowing skin begins in your gut. So before you think about buying the latest miracle cream or speed dialing your facialist, why not invest your time and money into improving your digestive health? This will help you achieve a smooth and balanced complexion, reducing the amount of skin products you need to get your skin looking flawless and glowing!

The gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, where we metabolise hormones, where we make nutrients, create detoxifying enzymes and neutralise pathogens. All of these processes can profoundly affect skin health.

Think of how hormones out of balance can wreak havoc on your complexion. If we’re not getting enough nutrients or digesting our food properly due to poor gut health, our skin will start to starve. This affects skin elasticity and collagen production and will manifest in dull, lackluster skin with poor tone. Growing medical and scientific research correlate gut health with skin health. For example, studies show that a lack of hydrochloric acid in the gut can contribute to acne and rosacea.

To achieve healthy skin, you need a healthy gut, i.e. good digestive health and a belly full of good bacteria. In your gut is about 300-500 different species of bacteria. Despite what marketing may tell you, bacteria is absolutely essential for your health.

I know first hand the difference good gut health has made for my skin. I’ve struggled with acne on and off for the past decade (it’s a lie that you grow out of it!). After going off the pill about 2 years ago my skin troubles reemerged. In the last 6 moths of so I’ve finally gotten it under control. Pimple eruptions are limited to the week before my period and even they’re gradually getting less and less (yay!). There’s been a couple of factors in clearing up my skin, but I can attribute improving my gut health to playing a significant role.

Probiotics and fermented foods are well known as essentials for good gut health. I’ve previously discussed them here. Taking probiotics up a notch is Carla Oates range of products, The Beauty Chef.


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The Beauty Chef, Carla Oates based in Sydney’s Bondi Beach, is a naturalist who has been researching, writing and teaching about organic beauty and healthy living for over a decade. Carla has developed a range of inner and outer beauty products based on naturally fermented wholefoods and probiotics that work to heal and rebalance your digestive system and replace beneficial flora to nourish the skin from the inside.

The Beauty Chef GLOW powder contains 24 fermented super foods and prebiotics and probiotics ensuring your skin is getting good bacteria and nutrients to keep your skin’s ecosystem strong, healthy and glowing.

I’ve used it numerous times and will continue to use this product (I’ve got a delivery due any day). I was skeptical at first, but as any acne suffer will attest, I was prepared to try anything. I notice a visible difference when I’m using the GLOW powder. Pimples heal faster, dryness disappears, my complexion improves and my skin feels subtle and healthy. No external product I’ve tried has this sort of impact. *I still love hemp oil and think it’s amazing, but the GLOW powder really does take the cake.

How to use:

Add a teaspoon of the GLOW powder to just about anything that would be enhanced by a berry flavour. For me, I love adding it to coconut yoghurt, my breakfast ‘cereal‘ or even just mixed in a glass of water. Use daily.

Once it’s been opened store in the fridge to keep the goodies alive and fresh.

Buy from:

Directly from The Beauty Chef store for $59.95 (150ml)

Or, pick up this deal from Nourished LifeThe Beauty Chef Holiday Glow PackThis beauty boosting combo includes two of the best-selling The Beauty Chef products: Glow Inner Beauty Powder 150g & Collagen Inner Beauty Boost 500ml. Valued at $99.95 this pack is only $75 for Christmas! I got onto this deal and am currently awaiting delivery!

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Carla Oates has delivered a range of amazing products, but I couldn’t fit them all into one post. Check them out here.

Note: Despite my gushing over this amazing brand, I don’t receive payment or otherwise to promote any product. As much as I would love freebies, I do purchase all products. All opinions expressed are my own.

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