The Beauty Chef's Clear Skin Diet Rules.

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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.  Water also helps to carry oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells as well as help with cognitive function, metabolism and lots of other health benefits. Ensure your filter filtrates out nasties such as chlorine, heavy metals, particulate matter etc, 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.

Streamline your diet: Eliminate processed food as well as gluten, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, yeast, processed meats and sugar. Instead opt for fresh veg (steamed, raw, lightly stir-fried in coconut oil), fresh raw nuts and seeds as well as lean protein. If your gut is out of balance, eating lightly cooked veggies for a period of time, is kinder to your digestive system than raw veggies. And soak your grains, legumes, seeds and nuts to help boost their digestibility.

Boost your fibre: Fibre is very important for cleansing the bowels and moving toxin wastes out of the body and soluble fibre is important for nourishing your gut and feeding the good bacteria- foods including chia seeds, oats, flaxseeds, berries, sweet potato, are some of the foods high in soluble fibre.

Spice up your life: There are lots of kitchen-cupboard spices that can help support digestive health and are also rich in skin and health protective plant compounds. Consider adding turmeric, cinnamon, coriander and fenugreek to soups and salad dressings and try replacing your morning or afternoon cuppa with a cleansing ginger tea - simply slice up fresh ginger root and add boiled, filtered water. Other gut supporting teas include dandelion, peppermint, fennel and liquorice.

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. The easiest way to maximise your cleanse and support your organs is by taking a supplement that contains cleansing herbs, liver-supporting ingredients and natural probiotics, which is why we created CLEANSE Inner Beauty Powder. It contains nutrient-dense live ingredients as well as vitamins, minerals, fibre and natural prebiotics and probiotics to support your body’s natural detoxification processes and organs and nourish your body from the inside and put you on the path to radiant skin.

Eat probiotic foods such as sauerkraut, kefir and The Beauty Chef’s inner beauty products.Probiotic foods help boost gut health, which is vital for immune health and overall health. Supporting gut health is one of the best ways to look after your skin. Your gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, it’s where you make nutrients (that help protect and synthesise collagen), it is where we metabolise hormones, where we neutralize pathogens, where we make detoxifying enzymes – all of which can have a huge impact on your skin. Studies show that people with a healthier microbial profile in their gut have a better fatty acid profile in their skin – meaning their skin is more hydrated, moisturised, plumper.  Studies also show that where there is gut inflammation, there will be skin inflammation.

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