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Liz Earle Wellbeing November/December 2020

Built on over 30 years of Liz Earle’s personal, award-winning advice, experience and research, our much-loved bi-monthly magazine brings you the best ways to look good and feel great. You’ll find each issue packed with tried-and-trusted recipes, inspirational ideas and simple ways to bring out the very best in you. Wellbeing wisdom you can trust is at the heart of all we do. Enjoy!

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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hello and a warm welcome…

No doubt many of us look forward to a better and brighter future as this year draws to a close. I’ll be pleased to wave goodbye to 2020 and will be welcoming in a new season of optimism and positivity. We get off to a good start here as we think about joining with family and friends (either virtually or in real life) to celebrate Christmas and other seasonal festivities. We’ve packed our pages with fabulous foodie treats, from a brilliant brunch to sweeter treats and Christmassy cocktails – all with the wellbeing twist you’ve come to know and love. Don’t miss our exclusive organic and biodynamic wine box offer, with a personal selection of my favourite bottles, carefully curated for the season of sharing, with organic prosecco, light whites and robust…

3 min
wellbeing news

AN HONEST CRUST Do you love a slice or two of gut-friendly sourdough? Many with time to make their own during lockdown now buy ready-made, but not all loaves are the real deal. To help tell sourdough from sourfaux, the Real Bread Campaign has launched a ‘loaf mark’ to indicate genuine sourdough bread made without processing aids, chemical leavening or other additives, leavened using only a sourdough starter culture. Look for this symbol when you buy. Doggone! Medical detection dogs are now being trained to sniff out Covidpositive cases. Is there no end to their talents? medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk Stay strong Declining muscle mass in peri and post-menopausal women can be slowed by staying more physically active in middle age. The loss of muscle that can happen over a short period of time affects metabolism too, so going out…

2 min
the health & beauty edit

WEAR Varley Vine Pullover This essential winter workout companion will ensure that cold weather doesn’t come between us and our restorative yoga classes or stress-busting runs. £101, uk.varley.com SAVE, SPEND or SPLURGE Bring dull, dehydrated locks back to life with a moisturising hair mask to suit all budgets. SAVE Bleach London Reincarnation Mask A saviour for stressed-out strands. Leave on for ten minutes for sleek, shiny strength, thanks to sunflower seed extract and micro wheat proteins. £7.50, cultbeauty.com SPEND Living Proof PHD Weightless Mask We needn’t sacrifice volume when hydrating our hair. This siliconefree formula is perfect for fine to normal hair types and leaves locks shiny, soft and manageable. £33, spacenk.com SPLURGE Sisley-Paris Hair Rituel Regenerating Hair-Care Mask This luxurious mask is enriched with shea, macadamia, camellia and hazelnut oils to nourish hair and scalp. What makes it unique is its fortifying, vitalising complex (a…

2 min
botanicals clove

Whether used to bejewel a glazed ham or spice up mulled wine, clove is a botanical that is sure to take centre stage throughout the festive season. The warming spice is native to Indonesia, where the woody, dried pods tucked away in our pantries begin their life as buds in the crimson flowers of Syzygium aromaticum trees. Clove’s oh-so recognisable aroma is thanks to a powerful plant chemical called eugenol. It makes up just shy of 90% of the essential oils extracted from cloves and has some remarkable health and wellbeing benefits. TEETH RELIEF Cloves have long been used as a balm for both bad breath and toothache. The treatment historically called for the insertion of a whole clove into an infected tooth or cavity. Here, clove chemicals numb any sore skin…

3 min
backstage beauty with hannah martin

Tis the season for all things sparkle! From a shimmering gloss to a twinkling shadow, a touch of glitter can instantly elevate an everyday look for the party season. First things first, let’s talk illuminators. If your skin is feeling a little lacklustre or you simply want more glow from your base makeup, beginning with an illuminating primer can help. Smooth a couple of pumps onto clean skin or mix into your foundation for instant radiance. A few of my favourites are the Clarins SOS Primer in the shade Universal Light, BECCA Backlight Priming Filter and Revlon PhotoReady Rose Glow Hydrating + Illuminating Primer. If you prefer a powder illuminator applied at the very end of your makeup routine (a bit like a final accessory to your outfit), then there are many…

7 min
tweakments with alice hart-davis

When your face starts losing its youthful volume, it’s such a slow and steady process that you tend not to notice until someone else remarks on it, or you look in the mirror and have what one friend described as ‘a horror moment’ of realising that everything seems to have changed. Like many other aspects of ageing, this one creeps up on you gradually as the fat pads that have been filling out your face start shrinking – usually in your early forties. Why losing your fat pads ages your face Even if you don’t have a particularly plump face, you have around 20 of these useful fat pads in the cheeks, under the eyes, around the temples and down to the chin. The ones under the eyes are the first to…