A company famous for its ‘miracle’ Glow inner beauty powder has launched a 30 day guide to inspire Australians to transform their skin from the inside out.
The Beauty Chef kicked off its 30 Days To Glow challenge where participants take the $65 powder every day for a month and follow nutrition and lifestyle tips included in the free digital guidebook.
Glow is the company’s star product, with thousands of women showing off spectacular skin transformations within weeks of adding it into their diet.
Carla Oates (pictured) first launched Beauty Chef after she and her daughter struggled with eczema and noticed the profound impact fermented foods had on their skin; she never looked back
Many women have shared photos of their skin transformations after taking Glow for just 30 days
‘Our philosophy is that ‘beauty begins in the belly’ because when it comes to radiant, glowing skin, we first need to nourish ourselves from within,’ founder Carla Oates said.
‘As the foundation of your inner beauty routine, Glow is a bio-fermented beauty powder to promote healthy, glowing skin, wellness and to nourish your gut.’
Glow contains 17 Certified Organic wholefoods including bio-fermented maqui berries, queen garnet plum and pomegranate fruit peel extract as well as vitamin C to help boost collagen production and zinc for healthy hair and nails.
The four warning signs your gut health is dulling your glow
1. YOU’RE FEELING (AND LOOKING) INFLAMED
Inflammatory skin conditions like acne, eczema and rosacea can be difficult to both diagnose and treat given that there are thought to be countless triggers – however often, they are linked to food allergies5 or leaky gut syndrome.
2. YOUR NAILS ARE BRITTLE AND YOUR HAIR LOOKS DULL
When your gut isn’t functioning optimally, its ability to absorb and assimilate nutrients can be compromised. As a result, you can experience weak nails and brittle, lifeless hair.
3. YOU’RE DEALING WITH ELIMINATION FRUSTRATION
If your bowels aren’t moving properly, toxins that would otherwise be eliminated can be retained. This can leave your lymphatic system – one of your body’s key elimination systems – feeling sluggish and also result in your skin having to pick up the slack to assist in the removal of wastes and toxins.
4. YOUR TOPICALS AREN’T PERFORMING
If, despite soaking your skin in serums and indulging in regular facial treatments, your skin is still looking less than glowy, it could be a sign that your skin issues lie deep beyond the dermis.
Always see a health professional if you notice any unusual physical changes in your body.
Glow can rectify damage in the gut that causes external issues
As skin turnover takes a few weeks, taking Glow every day for 30 days leads to astounding results when combined with a nourishing diet and plenty of water
The gut-healing challenge also offers a number of lifestyle tips and a grocery list to supercharge the benefits of the program
The supercharged formula also contains provitamin A, broad-spectrum B vitamins and even more probiotics and postbiotics to nurture your digestive health.
Carla first launched the powder after she and her daughter struggled with eczema and noticed the profound impact fermented foods had on their skin; she never looked back.
‘From my own experience, I know how powerful taking this daily can be. It’s a simple ritual but one that is truly an act of self-care,’ she said, describing it as ‘magic’.
The gut-healing challenge also offers a number of lifestyle tips and a grocery list to supercharge the benefits of the program.
BE MINDFUL OF STRESS
Chronic stress can impact inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome and a number of other digestive complications, all of which can result in skin manifestations.
In fact, studies show that excess cortisol breaks down collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for keeping our skin plump, springy and healthy.
Inflammation is one of the main drivers of skin-related issues and premature ageing, but you can reduce its impact by eating more fibrous foods
IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP
When you sleep, your body fights inflammation and begins a process of cellular repair, which is essential for healthy skin.
Aim for between seven and nine hours every night to ensure you wake up glowing.
To improve sleep quality look at shutting off light sources and start winding down an hour or two before bed to lower cortisol levels.
UP YOUR FIBRE
Inflammation is one of the main drivers of skin-related issues and premature ageing, but you can reduce its impact by eating more fibrous foods.
Fibre supports your microbiome and promotes the creation of short chain fatty acids, which are powerful anti-inflammatory compounds.
Vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and beans are key fibrous foods.
Your glowing skin grocery list: The best foods for a healthy gut
1. FERMENTED FOODS: Kimchi, kefir, natural yoghurt, cultured butter, sauerkraut, miso
2. HEALTHY FATS: Oily fish such as salmon and sardines, avocado, flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, grass-fed meat (organic if possible), butter, ghee, coconut oil
3. ANTIOXIDANT RICH PLANTS: Vibrantly coloured vegetables and fruits like berries, beetroot, dark leafy greens, broccoli, sweet potato, lemons, papaya and pomegranate, green tea, herbs and spices like cardamom, black pepper, ginger, turmeric, basil, rosemary and thyme
4. PROTEIN: Organic free-range eggs, legumes, nuts, seeds, bone broth, sustainably-sourced seafood, tempeh, organic grass-fed meat, quality protein powders such as The Beauty Chef’s BODY Inner Beauty Support
FOODS TO AVOID: Certain foods cause inflammation in the gut, which in turn, can trigger problems with the skin. Gut compromising foods may include things like sugar, gluten, alcohol, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, processed vegetable oils and processed meats and dairy. Everyone is different though, so listen to your gut, and to the best of your ability, eat a healthy balance of low HI (human intervention) wholefoods.
Exercise helps to keep your digestion regular and promotes blood circulation which carries oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells.
Just 30 minutes a day will be enough to get your blood flowing and your skin will thank you for it.
OVERHAUL YOUR DIET – ‘EAT THE RAINBOW’
A wholesome and unprocessed diet is a surefire step towards clear and luminous skin.
Focus on upping your intake of fresh vegetables and fruits – they’re fibre-rich and contain a plethora of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help to fight free radical damage, one of the main causes of premature ageing.
While taking bio-fermented beauty powder a few times a week is better than nothing, the most transformational changes are experienced when GLOW is taken every day for at least a month
DRINK TWO TO THREE LITRES OF WATER
Adequate hydration helps to keep your cells plump, which is essential for glowing, healthy skin.
While taking bio-fermented beauty powder a few times a week is better than nothing, the most transformational changes are experienced when GLOW is taken every day for at least a month.
In fact, the cellular turnover of the skin generally takes between 28-40 days, so be patient, persistent and consistent.