Skin fascinates me.
From a very acne-ridden youth to a happier, calmer adulthood, my skin has always reflected my emotional and physical wellbeing. Thankfully the days and nights of refusing to leave my home due to my ‘unpredictable’ state of my skin have finally concluded – I recall my teenage years as being hugely lacking in any self-esteem regarding how I looked. This probably wasn’t helped by my need to embalm myself in a thick yellow toned concealer, which probably aggravated my skin even more, although, I thought at the time, really did cover all the red, angry masses.
There seemed to be no workable solution for my acne prone, wildly combination skin.
Once I had started to understand what created my skin issues, I finally found a solution, of sorts, to my problem. At this point, I was 28.
Dairy – dairy, plus a few other toxic foods had to go. Agonizingly, this included cheese, mushrooms, red wine, bananas plus a few others.
I welcomed herbal teas, vats of water, dairy free soya milk (the only option, back them) and mourned the loss of cheese.
This began to remove the more angry, lumpy white sebum based spots, reducing irritability.
At this point, I also began to notice that my skincare was over-drying my skin, causing red patches around my nose. I needed a more natural, gentler solution, which nurtured my outer layer as much as I was nurturing my inner layer.
In short, I discovered Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish skin set. What a revelation!
This simple, gentle yet hugely effective routine transformed my relationship with my skin (and myself) for the better. Natural, ethically cultivated skin products, which are hugely beneficial to your skin are what Liz Earle does best – and she has the accolades to prove it.
There’s no need for harsh ingredients that strip, burn or scour your skin.
Over ten years of use has shown me that ‘natural nurture’ is best – don’t get me wrong- I have been seduced by other options, however, I return to this again and again.
Thanks to Liz Earle, a revised diet plus exercise, I have been able to love the skin I am in and, for that, I am grateful.