Katie Piper


Burns survivor Catrin Pugh becomes physio for Katie Piper charity

A woman who was given a one in 1,000 chance of survival following a coach crash has become a physiotherapist to help other burns survivors. Catrin Pugh, from Wrexham, was left with 96% burns after the accident in the French Alps in 2013. She now works for the Katie Piper...
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Katie Piper looks radiant as she receives her OBE for services to charity

Katie Piper has described her joy after receiving an OBE for her services to charity and to the victims of burns. The author, presenter and broadcaster was presented the award by the Princess Royal, HRH Princess Anne on Wednesday 9 February. Katie was attacked with acid by her ex-boyfriend in...
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Katie Piper: "Trauma is a fact of life, but it needn't be a life sentence"

TW: Contains sensitive material relating to violence. "Today is a really special day for me," says Katie Piper. "It feels like quite a poignant moment." The writer, activist and presenter was today honoured by the Queen with an OBE for her services to charity. An inspiration to many, Piper rebuilt her life after surviving an acid attack in 2008 when she was 24 years old. In 2009, while still in the early stages of her recovery, she launched the Katie Piper Foundation to benefit victims of burns and scars.

‘Trauma doesn’t have to be a life sentence’ – Katie Piper receives OBE

Loose Women star Katie Piper has revealed how she maintains a positive mindset through tough times and how Christianity influenced her recovery from life-changing burns, as she collected an OBE at Windsor Castle The former model, who suffered an acid attack arranged by her ex-boyfriend in March 2008, received her honour from the Princess Royal for services to charity through The Katie Piper Foundation, which supports burns victims.Piper, from Hampshire, was left partially blind and with severe scarring to her face, chest, neck, arm and hands at the age of 24.Now aged 38, the mother-of-two  described it as “a wonderful...

Katie Piper launches new bedding range

Katie Piper has launched her very own bedding range in collaboration with Bedeck Bedding. The author, presenter and broadcaster's collection includes bedding that's inspired by "self-care" as well as cushions and throws. Speaking of the new collection, Katie says: "I have always loved treating myself to new bedding, and accessories,...
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Katie Piper and Candice Brathwaite on how emotions affect their complexions

Spots, rashes and flushing can often affect your emotions, making you self-conscious or even embarrassed. But did you know that, conversely, heightened emotions can aggravate your skin, making it vulnerable to breakouts – and that this is scientifically recognised?. “It’s been shown, on a molecular level, that there are changes...
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Katie Piper: As a feminist I don’t do my hair and make-up for guys

As much as Katie Piper loves indulging in a bit of pampering while working from home, her skincare routine doesn’t come without risks. “Sometimes I put facial oil on in the day, just to give my skin a treat, but then if the Amazon delivery guy knocks on the door, I look like this crazy, oily, greasy person!” she says, laughing as she describes her typical lockdown look (we speak just before restrictions start to ease in the UK).

Katie Piper on crafting for mental wellbeing and how you can do it too

Katie Piper has always been a busy woman, with multiple books under her belt, a successful podcast, broadcasting work, her charity foundation, and not to mention being a mum to two daughters, Penelope and Belle. Then, last year, the pandemic hit and everyday life as we knew it ground to...
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Katie Piper: When things get difficult, I become stronger

Looking back on life in lockdown, Katie Piper chuckles when she considers how her spirits have soared and plummeted over the last year. “One day, you’re literally like, ‘Oh, this is nice. I’m at home. This is really lovely. I love my tracksuit’. Then the next day, you’re raging ‘Who am I?'” the 37-year-old tells me on a Zoom call from her home in London where she lives with husband Richard and daughters Belle (7) and Penelope (3).

Katie Piper: 'I get up at 5am for alone time - I love the stillness'

I get up at around 5am to have some quiet time before everyone else wakes up. I love the stillness. To sip a glass of water, take my supplements – vitamins D and E, cod liver oil and zinc – and drink a coffee alone is like a meditation. Next I do some weightlifting, via Skype with a trainer from my gym. Then I have porridge or eggs for breakfast.