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Liz Earle Wellbeing Summer 2018

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!

United Kingdom
Liz Earle Associated Productions limited
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hello, and a warm, sunny welcome… to our stunning summer edition.

There’s so much delicious food to dip into and enjoy here - from fabulous feel-good meals for all the family, to glamorous garden party ideas and simple picnic pleasures. With over 30 of the tastiest recipes, I’m sure you will find some new favourites that you’ll want to cook again and again. Herby socca crêpes and beetroot fritters are my new go-to weekday suppers, and the apple rose tart is just sublime - all served up with a choice of homemade lower-sugar fruit cordials. How perfect! Our beauty special promises to refresh and revive as we reveal the latest tricks of the trade for smoother skin, pearly white teeth and lovelier legs. We have the very best of British blooms to brighten the home, as well as life stories from some…

3 min
wellbeing news

MEET LIZ Join our Editor-in-Chief as she returns to help host The Handmade Fair. She will be at Bowood House, Wiltshire, from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 June, presenting talks and signing books. Enjoy hands-on workshops, soak up advice from experts, and shop from fabulous sellers. Find out more and book tickets at thehandmadefair.com Quote code LIZEARLE when booking via the website to receive two Full Experience tickets for £49 – saving £9. This includes three creative sessions – one Super Theatre, one Skills Workshop and one Grand Make of your choice. Offer ends 21 June Into the deep Synthetic filters in sun cream are entering water systems and damaging marine life. Scientists at King’s College London researching a naturally occurring seaweed extract have discovered that, even at low concentrations, it offers effective sun…

2 min
herbal helpers

SAGE Salvia officinalis Sage has a long history as a traditional healing ingredient. Used by ancient Egyptians to promote fertility, and by first-century Greek physicians to clean sores, it also has a reputation for boosting the nervous system and sharpening memory. An eight-week study of 71 menopausal women found that taking fresh sage every day can, in many cases, stop severe hot flushes entirely. It can also help alleviate other physical and psychological menopause symptoms, such as insomnia, anxiety and vaginal dryness. TRY IT Combine dried sage leaves and honey in a clean jar. Cover tightly and let them infuse for at least five days. EVENING PRIMROSE Oenothera biennis So named because its flowers open at the end of the day, evening primrose has long been valued for its purported healing properties. This delicate plant is thought…

7 min
we do like to be beside   the seaside

A promenade along the seafront blows away cobwebs and brings rosiness to cheeks, but these aren’t the only health and beauty benefits to be gained from time spent at the coast. Sea air is more than any old breeze - it contains tiny drops of sea water, lifted by the waves and wind. We feel them on our skin and notice their effect on our hair, but what we won’t see is that sea air is full of negative ions. The waves and wind break air molecules apart and - remember your school science, now - cause them to take on an electrical charge. It seems that when these negative ions reach our bloodstream, they trigger reactions that increase serotonin levels. Serotonin is linked to good mood, relieving stress and helping against…

3 min
on point

Plumper, smoother, more radiant skin could be yours – by running a small, hand-held roller with tiny needles over your face and neck. Are you still with me? I know it sounds strange, and even a bit scary, but let me explain how derma-rolling works, and why it might just be the missing link in your skincare routine. What is it? Also known as micro-needling, this increasingly popular treatment creates microscopic pin pricks in the surface of the skin. Before you wince, these needles really are very small. Those on professional facial rollers vary from 0.3-1mm, with longer lengths used elsewhere on the body. Creating tiny, controlled wounds on the surface of the skin stimulates our own natural healing response and collagen production to repair the skin’s surface. This can reduce the appearance…

2 min
ask abigail

Q Sun cream gives me spots – what can I do to stop this while protecting my skin from the sun? A Try swapping to a gentle cream-type cleanser and double-cleansing at the end of the day to ensure all the sun cream is removed. Gentle exfoliation on a regular basis with a product containing alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) can also help keep skin fresh, or you could also try one with beta hydroxy acid (BHA), which is more antibacterial. It might be the formula of cream you’re using that isn’t agreeing with your skin, so as an alternative look for a mineral powder SPF for the face, which still gives a coverage of SPF 20-30. Q Is it possible to treat thread veins on my face? A Intense pulsed light (IPL) is…