Gut Busting Beauty
‘Trust your gut’ has more power in its meaning than we realise. Over the past few years, we have heard a lot about the gut and come to realise that it is far more important than we had given the cliché quote of “a gut feeling” credit for.
Since Covid, there are extensive research studies taking place on gut microbiome and the findings so far, reported by the Global Wellness institute, predict we are going to see a change in the way our gut is analysed and how this will help us to care for our gut to improve immunity and possibly help cure disease.
In the past few years, we have seen an emergence of ‘inner beauty’ products coming to market. The inner beauty theory is based on helping to support and correct your microbiome gut health.
Is your microbiome balanced?
The state of gut microbiome has a powerful impact on immunity, hormones, skin, mood, weight, brain health and overall wellbeing. We are what we eat and the gut is the powerhouse of how it reflects in the way we feel and look.
Beauty from within is about supporting gut health with bio-fermented, probiotic-rich wholefoods, elixirs and powders easily mixed into water, smoothies to help us shine brighter on the outside by balancing us on the inside.
There’s an ever growing understanding of how our gut functions and we now know that a balanced and well-maintained gut is how we can help address, correct and maintain our outer glow to feel and look great.
We have watched the research, rise and accessibility of inner beauty grow and now it is becoming part of a health, wellness and beauty routine to make sure we have our pre-biotics, pro-biotics and fermented foods, powders and supplements to feed the gut and keep it balanced.
Beauty begins in the belly – Carl Oates
We put this to the test recently with our staff at ikatan Spa as we were all keen to see the difference, if any, in our skin and overall wellness before we recommended it to anyone.
After searching for a reputable organic brand of products we chose to stock one of the first brands of it’s kind in Australia, The Beauty Chef, established in 2009 by Carla Oates, author of Feeding Your Skin, a book offering natural alternatives made from plants and organic foods to improve and heal skin from the inside.
There are some other great gut health brands on the market and it really depends on personal choice but we wanted something from an established brand, easy to understand and use, vegan, organic, Australian and most importantly, it had to taste delicious if we were going to drink it and offer it to our guest at ikatan Spa.
As expected, it took a few weeks before we started to see the changes in our skin. We have all noticed improved vitality, digestion and less bloating while enjoying the taste of our individual combination of products tailored to our needs.
Three weeks in and we could see an improved glow to our skin, while many of us were sleeping better and noticed by sipping away at our beauty beverages through the day we did not have the afternoon lull in energy and craving for chocolate.
We feel we are living proof that getting a healthy gut feels great and helps us with energy and gives skin a healthy glow and we now offer a Beauty Boost Beverage to our guests on arrival at ikatan Spa.
Ikatan Spa is the only stockist of The Beauty Chef in the Noosa area and we are always happy to give you a free consultation to help you decide what’s best for your skin and gut balance.
Be beautifully balanced within