Full Name: Annabelle (Annie) Thorp
Occupation: Personal trainer/ nutritionist
Location: Rural Suffolk
Star Sign: Gemini
Pronouns: She; her
Skin Type or Concern: Normal, no concerns
Hello! I’m Annie Thorp - Mum to three sporty boys, wife & best friend to my long suffering husband & running buddy to Bertie the Jack Russell. I’m a personal trainer specialising in pilates and running. I am also a qualified nutritionist and the founder of Fit Me In. Find me at: anniethorp.fitmein on Instagram & @fitmein.running on facebook.
I’ll be giving you an insight into my skincare essentials & routine, my selfcare & ways to relax and a glimpse into my food loves, lifestyle and Fridge!
Describe your skincare journey
Ashamed to say I only really started to give my skin real attention in my 30s! although I have always moisturised well.
Tell us about your current skincare routine?
Hot cloth cleanser morning & evening using a flannel. Splash skin with cold water and apply day/night moisturiser with 2-3 drops of clean greens facial oil. Massage into face & neck. I also moisturise my body after every shower. Salt scrub from top to toe once a week.
What are your favourite skincare products?
The Glowcery clean greens facial oil is responsible for my skin’s balance & glow. Liz Earle’s hot cloth cleanser is easy, effective and wonderful to use. The sanctuary salt scrub.
Do you have a skincare tip you’d like to share?
I know it’s a well-worn cliché but drinking plenty of water and eating food in its natural state where I can. Lots of green leafy veg, pure clean products, keeping to a routine. Cold showers and getting lots of fresh air too!
What does selfcare mean to you?
Taking time out. Even if its 10 minutes to myself to read my Sunday Times style magazine, getting my haircut, Having a coffee with a friend. A run or walk with my jack Russell, Bertie and lots of gardening. Being outdoors uplifts me enormously.
How do you relax?
With my family. Watching my boys play football, a film evening, a nice meal out with my husband/ friends, a long Sunday walk (Leasfoot beach in Devon is my favourite) and a good binge on iplayer!
Your favourite quote
‘Seize the day!’
My superpower is?
My determination & my three boys
My favourite fruit or veg is?
Strawberries and green beans, strawberries just remind me of the summer to come and green beans remind me of my beloved grandad picking them from his allotment and granny cooking them for tea.
If we were to look in your fridge, what would we find?
Almond milk, coconut water loads of fresh fruit and veg. Various experiments of homemade energy bars, Greek yoghurt, ramekins of avocado chocolate mousse (seriously good)- husband not convinced! Tomato puree, cheeses, pizza dough and bottles of milk (we get delivered) & empty ones where the boys finish them and just put them back!
What I’ve been loving
The Thursday murder club by Richard Osman. Vigil on BBC One.
Pakefield Riding School, The Hog Hotel both in Lowestoft for my friends surprise 40th birthday weekend.
The amazing smoked pork belly with dauphinoise potatoes and veg followed with tonka bean crème brulee and pistachio ice cream at the aforementioned Hog Hotel.