Beyond the beauty cup­board

The Australian Women's Weekly - - Scholarship -

It’s not just about what you do on the out­side. San­dra Cooty, nu­tri­tion­ist and ther­a­pist at Body Cat­a­lyst (body­cat­a­lyst.com.au) ex­plains some holis­tic ways to im­prove win­ter­af­flicted skin.

EX­ER­CISE

The de­liv­ery of nu­tri­ents and oxy­gen to the sur­face of the skin boosts hy­dra­tion and pro­motes glow­ing skin.

WA­TER

As log­i­cal as it sounds, drink­ing more wa­ter is cru­cial to hy­drate your skin.

FRUIT & VEG

Beta-carotene, the an­tiox­i­dant in red, or­ange and yel­low pro­duce are es­sen­tial for skin health. Also, an­tho­cyani­dins found in berries, plums and red onions, sup­port blood ves­sel health and de­liv­ery of nu­tri­ents and oxy­gen to the skin.

FER­MENTED FOODS

Re­search re­veals a strong link be­tween the qual­ity of our skin and the health of our gut. Fer­mented foods, in­clud­ing sauer­kraut, kom­bucha and kim­chi, pro­mote the growth of ben­e­fi­cial gut flora.

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