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Katie Piper announced as Remescar Ambassador

It is not often you hear an inspirational story that really makes you step back, re-evaluate and appreciate your life. Always having been huge fans of the inspiring Katie Piper, we were delighted to hear that she has been announced as the ambassador of Remescar, a range of medicated skincare products that helps treat old and new scars, stretchmarks and spider veins. Best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner are just a few of the deserving titles under Katie’s belt, as well as being one of Britain’s bravest women.  Katie has largely shared her personal journey with the media and while having the nations hearts behind her, she has become a well-deserved role model for body confidence.
Having suffered a horrendous acid attack in 2008, Katie’s life was turned upside down. The mum of one found Remescar after much advice from medical professionals and her own personal research. It is an unsurprising fact that a large percentage of the population have scars, stretch marks and spider veins. Unfortunately, with these scars often comes loss of self-confidence and social withdrawal. Katie admits through her own personal experience, that she still has bad days when she feels unconfident, but believes that Remescar is one of the most important treatments that has helped her regain her body confidence. Becoming an ambassador for this revolutionary brand, Katie is keen to raise awareness of the fabulous range with women and men everywhere, giving everyone the opportunity to be body positive and encourage self-confidence! If anyone was to help us feel body confident, it would be Katie! We caught up with Katie to hear the latest in her life as well as having a little chat about Remescar.
Hi Katie, what are you up to these days?
I am currently filming series three of Body Shockers, which will air later this year. Channel 4 has also commissioned two brand new TV series with me; one is a standalone show and the other is a three part medical make-over series. I’m really excited for everyone to see these shows! I’m also appearing at this year’s Ideal Home Show at Christmas in London and Manchester.
All very busy as usual! When do you feel your most confident?
I feel most confident when I am around good friends and people who are genuine and down to earth. I like spending time getting ready; its helps me to feel good about myself. I don’t think appearance is the tool to my confidence, but feeling food about the way you look can definitely help.
You’ve been living with the consequences of the attack since 2008, how do you now feel about your scars?
I would definitely say that discovering products like Remescar have really helped with my confidence, both physically and psychologically. When you have an injury, you look to the medical and beauty market to help. However, quite often you can try loads of different products and procedures that don’t actually work. This can be a massive anti-climax and I think can cause more harm psychologically. When you find something that works, something that has an active ingredient and you see visible differences, it helps you progress. With progress comes confidence, helping you to break free from your shell and feel better about yourself. I feel far more comfortable in the skin that I am in now.
You have turned a horribly negative situation in your life into a positive story. What advice would you give others to help them do the same?
It is important to remember that I didn’t feel confident right away, it took a long time. I would say to others don’t concentrate on the times you feel down, concentrate on the times that you felt on top. It doesn’t just come overnight, you have to really persevere and hang in there. Don’t be afraid to reach out for support and rely on other people. For me, I found using a psychologist really helpful, it helped unburden some of the pressure.
What is your usual skincare regime?
I never sleep in make-up, I always wash it all off and use a special eye cleanser to remove heavy eye make-up. I make sure my skin is cleansed before I apply the Remescar scar stick, not just on the scars from my burns, but also on newer scars from operations I’ve had since (including the scar from my C section). Then I use a good night cream and I always tie my hair back before I go to bed to keep it from getting tangled.
In the morning, I have a quick shower and apply Remescar scar stick in the same places. The stick is really great as it dries so quickly and isn’t sticky. This really helps when I’m rushing around with my baby, or need to put my make-up on quickly! Also, as its a small stick I can take it out with me in the day and reapply whenever I need to.
What are you staple beauty products?
Moisturiser is a massive product for me. I always use a good night cream as I suffer from dehydrated skin. Again, the Remescar stick is so important for me – even if I didn’t have my scars and burns I would still be using it on my C section scar.
Your hair always looks so glossy and shiny, what are your favourite hair products?
I don’t like to wash my hair too often as it dries it out, so I use the Batiste dry shampoo on my roots between washes. I also try not to style my hair with tongs or straighteners everyday. Instead, I leave it to every other day to protect it from breakage.
How did you find out about the Remescar scar stick?
Four years ago, I was researching creams and gels that would work on my burns and scars and tried Remescar alongside similar products. It was the product that made a physical different to my scars and it fitted in with my busy life.
What do you like best about the Remescar scar stick?
The main this is, that it actually works! It isn’t just a well-being cosmetic product to treat the surface – that would be a waste of time for me. I struggled to find something that was clear, fragrance free and non-greasy so I could wear under make-up. Its a medical device that fits into my lifestyle.
What made you become an ambassador of Remescar?
The brand was already in my life and I have been using their products for years. People constantly write to me and tweet me asking about it, so I was already living the ambassadorship. It is great for me to be able to share this with people on a wider platform.
Do you ever leave the house without make-up on?
All the time! I often get my daughter ready and put her into a nice outfit and then her nappy leaks, or she throws up on my outfit. So at the moment, I would say I leave the house without make-up almost every day!
 
What are your top beauty tips?
Always wash your make-up off! Your skin an become really tired and dehydrated if you don’t clean and moisturise properly at night. Always floss your teeth too. I think teeth are really important as when you smile you are communicating with people and your smile is one of those things that people look at straight away.
 
Tell us more about the Katie Piper Foundation?
The Foundation helps people with burns and scars both immediately after their injury and on an ongoing basis. We provide advice on scar management and give access to free specialist treatments such as hair restoration, camouflage and make-up and medical tattooing. We have also funded specialist burns rehabilitation in France for patients while we work towards our goal to establish a residential facility for burn survivors in the UK. We also provide ways for people with burns and scars from traumatic injuries to meet up with each other to give and receive support and share experiences. Soon people will be able to chat to others online via our new forum.
More information can be found at www.katiepiperfoundation.org.uk
 
Remescar is available from Boots stores nationwide and www.boots.co,uk
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