Like most, I suffered with annoying bad skin throughout my teens and most of my twenties. I know I'm not alone in this one, so I wanted to share my beauty secret with the world...
After years of doctors prescriptions for medicines, that would cause irritable and painful side affects, or lotions that were slowly burning away layers of my skin, I finally reached breaking point when I was 25, literally crying at the dinner table. Dad pipes up, you should try Liz Earle. Liz who I asked? Dad explained that he had seen the products demonstrated on the QVC channel and he'd actually thought of me every time he'd seen the program. FYI Dad is obsessed with the QVC channel. A few years back he fell in love with it and since then no other shopping channel or department store will ever get a look in. So naturally we all thought he was on another sales pitch and ignored his suggestion.
Then along came my 26th birthday and what did Dad present me with? A gorgeous package, full of Liz Earle's products, in particular the Cleanse & Polish with delicate muslin cloths. I was excited to use it and sure enough I wasn't disappointed. This product is a miracle worker. Within days my skin was not only feeling, but looking cleaner, fresher and healthier. (Ok I know I sound like an advert- but it's true!) All those products before had never come close to the immediate and refreshing effects that this had on my skin. Yippee was an understatement. I haven't touched another beauty product since that day and my skin continues to feel great everyday.
Liz Earle became an even more important part of my life when I was preparing to be a bride...
Every bride to be has a vision for their big day and aside from the perfect wedding dress, the second most important factor to them is looking the part and I wasn't any different. I always thought that the minute he proposed, I'd stop eating- entirely. I joked with family and friends that I wanted to look emancipated (I was never corrected that emaciated was in fact the word I was looking for!), as I walked down the aisle... practically on a drip because I would be so skinny! Did this happen? Of course not! In fact I seemed to eat more as by him proposing signalled to me that he'd love me whatever I looked like- in sickness and in health, in fat and in thin and all that.
I also wanted my hair to be perfect- keep it long then my hair style choices would be endless, cue death stares as the hairdresser brought those scissors close to my ends- JUST A TRIM! Even my teeth were an initial changing point. My Hubster to be almost had a heart attack when I said I wanted veneers or invisible braces, either way it would add another £5k to the budget! His reply included a lot of swearing and shaking of the head, but the general gist I got was "no way darling, you are beautiful just as you are!" Yeah right- Rule number 22 of being a wife- if you don't like what you are hearing- translate it to what you need to hear as apposed to what Husband is actually saying. Life will be a lot jollier in the long run!
But my skin care was probably the only aspect that I took seriously and effortlessly. I went to town with their products, from hair care, body lotions, exfoliating brushes and firming gels. Their products are affordable and worth every penny. I was a confident bride and I know that I have Liz Earle to thank for it. And Dad of course.
As I approach the big 3 uh oh (less than a month to go people!), I honestly don't have any concerns about skin ageing. Nature will take it's course regardless, but in the meantime I know that I am doing the best for my skin and body and I can only advise others to try the products and see for themselves...indulge in the best kept skin secret...Shhhhh....