Exclusive: An Australian Nutritionist Shares Her Natural Skincare Secrets

Updated 05/29/18

Health blogger, lifestyle coach, best-selling author, nutritionist—Jessica Sepel wears many hats in the wellness world. Never one to sit still for long, she's just launched her second book, Living the Healthy Life ($40), and is currently preparing to launch The Program by JSHealth, an online program designed to reveal the secrets to healing the body, eating with balance, moving with intention, and cooking intuitively. Basically, it's your road map to a diet-free life. (Sounds freeing, no?) To celebrate, we quizzed Sepel on her daily skincare routine and the natural products she loves most. Expecting a list of expensive brands? Spoiler: You can find most of her must-haves at the drugstore or even in your very own pantry. Keep reading for more.

"Being a nutritionist I try to keep my lifestyle as clean as possible, and that includes my beauty regime. Our body absorbs what we put on our skin, so I like to use as many natural products as I can. In fact, I use very minimal amounts of product altogether—I try to focus on beauty from the inside out. I concentrate on my diet when it comes to skin health, prioritising lots of healthy fats (avocado, nuts and seeds, tahini, salmon etc.), probiotics for gut health and lots of water! But if I had to choose, these are the natural skincare products I come back to time and time again."

Keep scrolling for my favourite natural skincare products.

Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream $30

"I love it because it’s so gentle on my skin. Plus, most of the Burt's Bees product range is 99 to 100 per cent natural."

Organic Facts

"I'll often mash up avocado and lemon as a DIY face mask or use smashed strawberries (something my great grandma taught me). Strawberries are high in vitamin C which supports collagen production. Trust me—it works!"

Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm $39

"I love Trilogy products! All their stuff is very carefully formulated and contains no added chemicals."

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar $8

"I use apple cider vinegar on pimples. You just dab some onto cotton wool and place it on the blemish overnight. By the morning, it should disappear!"

Divine by Therese Kerr Moisturising Hand Wash $40

"It’s so hard to choose one product from Therese’s beautiful range. I love all of her soaps, hand washes and toothpastes. They're all organic and natural."

Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotic $27

"Probiotics are the best thing you can do for your skin. They help to support the good bacteria in your gut which helps to heal your skin—gut health is totally linked to skin health. If you break out around the chin area in particular, start on the probiotic and avoid gluten."

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