From a young age, it has been apparent that my skin is super sensitive. I grew up with dry skin in my teenage years, but something more serious became apparent when I removed a wart on my knee with a special cream. I believe it was something along the lines of ‘Wartner’ and the pain was unbelievable. I could feel it burning and stinging on my skin. I knew the product was pretty strong due to what it achieves, however, the product burnt through my skin and took months to heal, leaving me with a very large, red, un-healed patch. In the summer months I had to cover my entire knee in plasters, which lead people to ask questions – ones which I didn’t really know the answer to! Why was my skin reacting in such a way, and why wasn’t it healing?
When myself and my mum realised this sort of wound wasn’t normal, we went to my doctor who referred me to a dermatologist. I became really insecure about it and hated having my legs on show.
I had blood tests taken which revealed I had two rare anti-bodies in my blood which have strong connections with lupus and Sjögren’s syndrome. By then, the wound had scarred and I had a biopsy taken to check it wasn’t anything scary. I’m not going to go into too much detail form there, but it was from this point I decided I needed to step up my game and really look after my skin. Even my mum said I should start being careful with the makeup I put on my face if the skin on my body was reacting in such a way.
I had started to use Simple products alongside Liz Earle products after my auntie introduced me to the hot cloth cleanser. I had been using my cleanser with my Simple moisturiser for the past few years/months and this has now completely changed after visiting the Liz Earle counter a few months ago.
I was invited for a complimentary service where the lovely assistant, Sarah, spoke me through my skin type and recommended what I could use. What persuaded me to go ‘only Liz Earle’ was the fact that the ingredients are natural. The Liz Earle products also have so much research behind them. Sarah created a skincare routine for me and since then, I haven’t looked back.
If you follow me and read my blog, you’ll know how much I swear by the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. I now use it everyday, twice and my skin feels so much cleaner and looked after. I also recommended this to my friend who now also, swears by it. I have also been using the shower gels over the years and have tried the shampoo and conditioners.
As I know have a skin ‘plan’, I use the skin tonic and moisturiser to really push the ‘cleanse, tone and moisturise’ ritual. What I love the most about the Liz Earle products is that a lot goes a long way. You can really make the products last. The longevity and the quality equal a premium product which doesn’t have the super duper scary prices you may expect from a premium brand. While you do pay a little extra than your standard high street skincare brands, you get what you pay for…and a bit more!
My most recent addition is the skin repair moisturiser. I bought my mum the version for normal/combination skin and really loved it after stealing it a few times! At the counter, Sarah showed me the edition more suitable for my skin type and it is super creamy, soothing and moisturising. It also has avocado oil in it…which I think is incredible!
Have you tried any of the Liz Earle products before? Let me know what you think!