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    Carla's Top Tips For A Spring Cleanse

    Carla's Top Tips For A Spring Cleanse

    1. Drink lots of water - approx 8 cups of water per day: When it comes to cleansing your body, nothing flushes your system as effectively as good old H2O - just make sure it's pure and filtered so you're not replacing one toxin with another. By adding a squeeze of alkalising fresh lemon juice to warm water in the mornings, you'll not only kick-start your metabolism for the day but also help cleanse your liver, too.

    2. Streamline your diet: Beauty begins in the belly and a great way to cleanse your body is to eliminate processed food, wheat, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, yeast, processed meats and sugar for at least a week or two (and if possible reduce consumption ongoing for better health and wellbeing). Instead, only eat fresh veg (steamed, raw, lightly stir-fried in coconut oil), fresh nuts and seeds as well as lean protein. Eat lacto-fermented foods like those found in The Beauty Chef Products. The lacto-fermentation process creates beneficial prebiotics and probiotics that support the body’s detoxification and elimination pathways. Probiotics directly neutralise certain chemicals and toxins so that they don’t have to be processed through the liver. This helps to ease the burden on the liver and the skin. Avoid sugary and fried foods and for a healthy snack, opt for green smoothies, veggie sticks with hummus, bone broths and nibble on raw nuts for a hit of good oils to keep skin radiant. For snack ideas, visit Recipes on The Beauty Chef website.

    3. Support the cleansing process: When you cleanse, you are primarily cleansing your liver, kidneys and skin, as these organs are responsible for eliminating metabolic waste from the body. Eating lots of greens and bitter herbs and vegetables is a great way to assist your body’s natural detoxification process. Stock up on your cruciferous veggies too, including cabbage, broccoli and kale as they are rich in cleansing, sulfur-containing compounds. To maximise your cleanse and give your body extra support, take a supplement that contains cleansing herbs, liver-supporting ingredients and natural probiotics, which is why we created CLEANSE Inner Beauty Powder. It contains cleansing herbs, vitamins, minerals, fibre and natural prebiotics and probiotics to support both your liver and immune health, nourish your body from the inside and put you on the path to radiant skin.

    4. Boost your fibre: Fibre is very important for cleansing out the bowels and moving toxin wastes out of the body. Chia seeds, psyllium husk, oats, fruits and veg are known as water-soluble fibre. These act like an intestinal broom, as they help to gently cleanse the digestive tract. Oats and chia seeds are best soaked over night before being made into bircher muesli or porridge. This makes them much easier to digest and even more effective as a fibre cleanser. All grains, legumes and nuts contain a substance called phytic acid, which can bind to minerals in the gut and prevent their absorption. Soaking or fermenting grains helps decrease the level of phytic acid.

    5. Spice up your life: There are lots of kitchen-cupboard spices that can boost your cleanse - consider adding turmeric, cinnamon, coriander and fenugreek to soups and salad dressings and try replacing your morning or afternoon coffee with a cleansing ginger tea - simply slice up fresh ginger root and add boiled, filtered water.

    6. Skin brushing: An effective way to improve lymphatic flow, eliminate toxins and help banish cellulite is dry skin brushing:

    • It’s best to dry brush first thing in the morning before you shower. Start with light pressure until you’re used to the sensation, then move on to firmer strokes.
    • Use a natural bristled brush (can be found at health food stores). Avoid synthetic or nylon brushes or gloves as they’re too sharp and can damage the skin.
    • Start with the soles of your feet, use swift upward strokes and brush from the feet, up the legs, working towards your heart.
    • Once you’ve covered your lower body, move to your hands and work up your arms toward your heart in the same manner.
    • Next (using a long handle brush or get your partner to help out), brush your back.
    • Lastly, work on your abdomen (moving in a clockwise direction to follow the movement of the colon), chest and neck. It’s best to avoid your face as most people’s facial skin is too sensitive.
    • Brush for about 2-3 minutes until your skin is rosy and slightly tingly.
    • Always shower after you dry brush, to wash off the dead skin.
    • Keep a separate dry brush for every member of the family, and be sure to wash it periodically.

    5 Reasons to try Dream Repair Cellular Serum

    5 Reasons to try Dream Repair Cellular Serum

    1. Increases collagen production. In vitro studies on our microalgae extract demonstrated a 17.2% increase in collagen production in just 72 hours, promoting a radiant and naturally plumped complexion. 


    2. Anti-inflammatory and photo-protective. Microalgae, tomato extract and raspberry seed boast soothing and anti-inflammatory properties and also help protect the skin from UV damage. 


    3. Supercharged nutrients delivered to the skin: Carotenoids from microalgae and tomato extract synergise with vitamin E from raspberry seed to provide a very high level of antioxidant activity, helping to defend against free radical damage.  


    4. Provides intensive hydration and moisturisation:   Rich in botanical actives that contain a high level of mixed chain fatty acids and phospholipids to deeply hydrate and moisturise the skin. 

    5. Your skin's daily multi-vitamin: Naturally rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, P and K, minerals and omega's 3,6,7 and 9. 

    Spice up your winter

    Spice up your winter

    When it comes to staying healthy, our intuition almost always steers us in the right direction. However, there appears to be real science behind why we crave spicy curries and endless cups of chai in winter.

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    Exercise, how much is enough?

    Exercise, how much is enough?

    Social media is awash with perfectly sculpted bodies and 12-pack abdominals served up as fitspiration and to get you exercising, too.

    It’s reasonable to suspect not everyone you see on screen is as healthy – or feels as good - as their fitspo profile suggests. And some of them may even be overdoing things on the exercise front. 

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    Immunity Now

    Immunity Now

    Winter has arrived in Australia, so staying strong and healthy is more important than ever. 

    For starters you spend more time in indoors and in close proximity to others, making you vulnerable to picking up viruses and infections. Meanwhile, your immune system - a sophisticated network of billions of cells that move through your bloodstream, organs and tissues – is constantly defending you against invaders that can make you sick such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and some types of fungus. 

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    Sleep Hygiene

    Sleep Hygiene

    There’s a reason why the simple act of sleeping is referred to as 'Beauty Sleep’, as it can have a profound impact on how you look , feel and function, along with your longevity.

    While sleep is not an option the quality of our slumber is. Deep sleep boosts your immune system, improves your cognition and short-term memory, enhances your moods and balances your hormones. 

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    Emotions and the Skin

    Emotions and the Skin

    The saying ‘it’s written all over your face’, is especially true when talking about stress, as studies show it can manifest on the surface of your skin. 

    Stress, just like those other notorious skin sins – smoking, sun exposure and excess alcohol, can wreak havoc on your skin and add years to your appearance.

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    Eating Seasonally

    Eating Seasonally

    Eating in harmony with the seasons encourages good health all year round... 

    Nothing beats a cool salad on a hot summer’s day or warm soup in winter. But often we grab food on the go and end up with meals that don’t suit our bodies or the season.

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    8 ways to stay well at work

    8 ways to stay well at work

    It's easy to glow with good health on summer holidays, but when you return to work, it's hard to avoid slipping into old habits. Here are the Beauty Chef's top tips to staying well in the work place.

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    Balancing your Hormones

    Balancing your Hormones

    Are your hormones getting the better of your skin? Nat Kringoudis gives us her top 6 skin fix-its to help balance your body and keep your skin glowing.

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    5 Ways To Stay Healthy during Party Season

    5 Ways To Stay Healthy during Party Season

    We all like to overindulge from time to time and with the silly season upon us, chances are you'll be out drinking more often than not in the coming weeks! While 'everything in moderation' is always a good motto, there are five practical measures you can implement right now to keep you on the healthy straight and narrow...

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    All About Lactic Acid

    All About Lactic Acid

    When you hear the term ‘lactic acid’, sore muscles rather than skincare is usually the first thing that springs to mind, but when this versatile alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) is regularly applied to the skin, it’s an effective treatment for fighting sun damage, fine lines and premature ageing. Derived from milk, fruits, vegetables and plants, lactic acid is a great natural exfoliant that can be used to refine the complexion, firm up facial sagging and promote collagen growth in the deeper layers of the dermis.

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    Making Gut Health Glamorous by Carla Oates as featured on www.movenourishbelieve.com

    I know it doesn’t sound very glamorous, but beautiful, glowing skin does begin 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!

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    Why Should I Buy Organic Skincare?


    September is Australian Organic Awareness Month and I am a very proud to be an official Ambassador. At The Beauty Chef we strive to create products that are not only organic and kind to your body, but they’re kind to the environment, too.

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    5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity



    To keep winter bugs at bay, it’s important to look after your body from the inside out. Here are 5 easy ways to ensure you stay well through the colder months.

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    Digestive Enzymes

    As you might have noticed, we've retired our DETOX Inner Beauty Powder and replaced it with a new formula called CLEANSE. It contains the same ingredients as DETOX, only we have added even more goodness. With the addition of more healing and cleansing herbs and an exclusive phyto-greens blend including bio-fermented spirulina, we've also added digestive enzymes to the mix to help balance the gut, assist digestion and support the body's natural detoxification processes. But what are digestive enzymes and why are they important? And which ones did we add to CLEANSE?

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    Which Inner Beauty Powder is right for me?

    The Beauty Chef Inner Beauty Powders are unique, powerful, formulas created to support your health and beauty daily. The 100% natural, certified-organic ingredients in The Beauty Chef Inner Beauty Powders are supercharged through our unique Flora Culture bio-fermentation process, which unlocks nutrients and magnifies their benefits.

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