Meet multi talented plate-spinner, Sarah Carr. She tells us how she juggles her work as an international facialist and brand ambassador for Liz Earle with being a Health Coach and a Yoga Teacher.
Her life mantra? “Move every day, eat nourishing foods and look after your skin”. She’s also a fan of a list…
When asked what you do for a living, how do you respond?
The quick answer is: ‘I’m a facialist on a mission to inspire, educate and empower you to feel great in your own skin.’ I love wellness, which is why I trained as a yoga teacher and a Health Coach, and this knowledge of making people feel good supports my facials and allows me to teach them how to maintain the positive effects of treatments at home.
Has your passion always been in beauty and when / how did you get into the industry?
As a little girl, I would learn beauty tricks from my grandmother – she still massages with olive oil and makes camomile rinses for her hair.
I also used to go with my mum to the beauty salon to watch the facials. My first beauty job was at 16, when I started working in a private health club in Linton. I used to assist the therapists by cleaning equipment, changing sheets and meeting and greeting the clients.
What made you want to become a yoga instructor?
I’ve been practising yoga for years and my fascination with the practice lies in how it makes you feel and the theory behind how the poses and breathing can have a positive effect on the skin.
Since qualifying 4 years ago, I’ve designed a glowing skin routine which I love to practice daily.
How do you manage your time between multiple jobs?
My calendar is my life – plus lots of lists (and lists for lists!) I like to feel organised and always write a list before I go to sleep to prep for the following day.
Your top 3 favourite beauty products you can’t live without?
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser
Natural bio full fat yogurt as a face mask
Better You Magnesium flakes
When not working, what are you doing and where?
Yoga at Yoga on the Lane or the Life Centre in Islington. Brunching at Maison d’Etre (my friend Kim owns this heavenly place), Brunswick East or Allpress (Dalston)
Relaxing in Clissold Park, my favourite park in London. Cooking (I’m not great at following recipes so I like experimenting). Surfing in Devon and Jersey.
Other active interests (when you have time) other than yoga?
Anything that involves being by the ocean. I love surfing, paddleboarding and SUP yoga as well as costal runs and walks.
Running is my cardio so I love trying new routes in east London, and I also do a group workout on Monday and Thursday mornings in the park.
Favourite indulgence destination in London right now?
Saturday morning indulgence would be at Maltby Street Market trying yummy food stalls (especially the veggie scotch eggs) and enjoying a G&T at The Little Bird Gin bar.
The wellness industry will be better when…
We learn what works for our own bodies instead of doing what we think we should be doing or what we think everyone else is doing.
One of my favourite quotes is: ‘Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself’ – Coco Chanel. We need an industry shake-up that truly promotes individuality and a promotes a healthy way of living that empowers us to be ourselves.
Move every day, eat nourishing foods and look after your skin.