From blood facials and actual gold face masks to snail mucus moisturizers, there are some very interesting skincare products out on the market these days. But out of all of them, there's one really unexpected one we can't quite get past, and that's because it's a tried and true personal favorite from the queen of beauty herself — Meghan Markle.
There's no denying her glowy features, which are envied by beauty fanatics the world over. But the trick to her flawless skin has absolutely stumped us this time. Her secret, it appears, is oatmeal. Yes, you read that right. The Duchess of Sussex is a sucker for a homemade face mask that includes ingredients you can get for under $10 at the supermarket.
The Sun reported that Meghan whips up a concoction of honey, oatmeal, and coconut oil to exfoliate her skin. She also brightens her complexion by adding turmeric to the paste. The duchess looks to skincare guru Nicola Joss who told the publication: "At-home face masks are amazing, and I fully endorse them. They're easy, free, and you have full control of the ingredients you're putting on your skin — which is why most of my clients love them."
So how does one create this surprising concoction? Lucky for us, it's pretty straightforward. Joss explained that adding coconut oil to the oatmeal and honey will create a paste-like consistency, while adding turmeric will boost and brighten your skin.
And as for spot treatment, Meghan's personal favorite is less than $10 — an Australian tea tree oil from Thursday Plantation ($9.99, Amazon). In a previous interview, Meghan revealed that it's her cure-all hack when it comes to soothing her skin. "It's not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it's my little cure-all," she said. "It's inexpensive, it's small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time."
Meghan also previously revealed her favorite body lotion is from the drugstore, too. Speaking to Beauty Banter before she married Prince Harry, Meghan gushed about Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion ($14.93, Amazon), which she uses "religiously." "It's honestly my favorite lotion on the market. It's so affordable and makes my skin look and feel amazing. I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it," she said.
Furthermore, Meghan's wedding day makeup artist has also been happy to divulge her beauty secrets. Speaking to Fashionista, Daniel Martin, who is a great friend of Meghans', revealed that her glowy skin is down to drinking lots of water and using water-based moisturizers, especially ones including hyaluronic acid. "So much of it is about hydration. She's good about drinking lots of water and taking care of herself," he said.
This article was originally written by Jess Pullar. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.