Top 5 Belly-Loving Beauty Tips Straight from A Naturopath

Inside out beauty routines are a rapidly growing trend, so much so that they’re beginning to look like less of a trend and more a way of life.

With skin being the largest organ in the human body, it makes sense that what we eat and the way we treat our insides has a major impact on the way our skin looks. And it’s not just our skin that benefits. Our hair, nails and even eyelashes can be impacted by making smart choices in our diets.

It’s safe to say that Carla Oates, founder of The Beauty Chef, knows a thing or two about nourishing our gut in order to see the benefits on our skin.  Her awareness of the link between a healthy gut and glowing complexion came from her own skin woes that were successfully treated by a naturopath in her teens.

Carla’s since grown a range of nutrient dense supplements that focus on the powers of fermentation. Her GLOW powder was the world’s first living, bio-fermented, probiotic inner beauty product. She works with leading microbiologists, nutritionists and naturopaths in creating her range, one of which is Emily Seddon, a Sydney based Naturopath.

Emily recently shared her top 5 belly-loving beauty tips that are essential for an inside out beauty routine.


“Yoghurt is a great source of probiotic bacteria and lactoferrin, which boasts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties,” shares Emily. “Supplementation of lactoferrin has also been shown to improve acne as it reduces sebum production.”


You’ve probably heard time and time again how essential water is for a healthy complexion but it turns out gargling your water is a must-do skincare step.

“Gargling contracts the muscles at the back of your throat, which then activates the nerve responsible for peristalsis. If you get to the point of a few tears welling in the eyes, you’ve done it correctly,” advises Emily.

Broccoli Sprouts

“Adding sprouts to your meals is one of the easiest ways to boost your daily nutrient intake. But pay special attention to broccoli sprouts, as these little guys contain phytochemicals which possess a number of antioxidant and anti- inflammatory benefits.”

You can easily find a range of sprouts from your local grocery store or Harris Farm Markets and they’re easily added to your favourite salad, wrap or to top your morning omelette.


“Gelatine is a rich source of collagen – which is essential for both gut and skin health. You can find collagen in foods like bone broth and eggs,” says Emily.

If bone broth is not your thing, you can purchase gelatine powder to make sugar-free gummy candies out of to snack on during the day. There’s a great recipe here.


Make a brunch date because smashed avo on toast my be the secret to healthy skin according to Emily.

“Avocado is simply smashing for gut health, helping to nourish the gut and reduce intestinal hyperpermeability (also known as leaky gut), thanks to its silica content.”

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