kate middleton skincare secret

Kate Middleton’s old school skincare hack may surprise you

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    It’s no secret that Kate Middleton’s glowy complexion is the envy of many, but we’ve just started realising how much work she puts into looking fresh and effortless. From rosehip oil to skin gels, she’s got a number of favourite beauty products in her arsenal as well as a more controversial beauty masks to keep her looking fresh. However her personal make-up artist Arabella Preston has just revealed one of the Duchess’ thriftier beauty hacks and it’s surprisingly old school.

    In an interview with The Cut, Arabella revealed that Kate actually uses a flannel to wash her face and it makes a huge difference. While they went out of style a little while ago due to concerns about bacteria and skin irritation, Kate’s bringing it back and her poreless face doesn’t lie.

    Arabella told The Cut, ‘It’s all about the flannel…It’s quite necessary.’

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    The former beauty editor, who’s launching her own skincare line called Votary, is one of Kate’s most trusted make-up artists and was the woman who taught the Duchess to do her own wedding make-up. Arabella explained that a flannel does double duty: it both cleanses and gently exfoliates.

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    We thought the days of the flannel were behind us, as the beauty world has moved on with motorised cleansing brushes, konjac sponges and double cleansing becoming the order of the day – but we’re always down for a throwback.

    If you’re going to channel your inner royal and pick up a cheap pack of flannels on the way home, look for softer fabrics and remember to wash them regularly to avoid them doing more harm than good. We’ll be over here, just changing up our whole beauty routine…



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