Beauty secrets from the Royal Family: 7 tips that Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and the Queen follow for glowing skin
When you have the eyes of the world on you, flawless skin is not optional anymore—it is part of the job description. “It’s not an accident or by chance that the royal family have radiant skin. They understand how important it is for their skin to reflect their health,” Dr Anna Hemming, a leading aesthetics practitioner who has previously served at the Buckingham Palace, said in an interview. If you are looking to recreate that photo op-ready glow, here are the lotions, potions and rituals that the ladies of the royal family credit for their glowing radiance.
1) Good skin starts within
You are what you eat, and if you’re looking to cop Markle’s forever flushed glow, you’ll want to take cues from her diet regimen. The Duchess of Sussex credits almonds for her flawless skin, and it’s easy to see why. Munching on a handful of almonds is the quickest way to feed your skin nourishing nutrients, including Vitamin E and zinc.
2) Don’t underestimate glycolic acid
If you’ve been overlooking this skincare saviour in your beauty routine, Markle wants you to remedy that, stat. In a previous interview, she admitted that she likes to play around with skincare and has finally found a winner in the Jan Marini’s lineup. “I’ve been using their serum lately. It’s a nice glycolic one that makes your skin really glow-y,” she confirmed. If you’re ready to invite glycolic acid into your regimen, the payoff comes in the form of clearer, even-toned skin that’s soft to the touch.
3) Moisturisers aren’t just for the face
Most people are guilty of skipping on body moisturiser after a long day at work but, then again, Markle isn’t most people. While her face receives anti-pollution defence with the Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum, she ensures that her body gets its daily dose of hydration as well with the Nivea Skin Firming Body Lotion. “I use this religiously. It’s honestly my favourite 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 revealed in an interview.
4) Find the right makeup for your skin
You may not have a calendar packed with royal duties, but flawless skin never goes amiss. Finding the right everyday products for your skin is a task you won’t want to sleep on, and the Duchess believes that it isn’t a crime to skip on foundation if your skin isn’t feeling up to it. In an interview, Markle affirmed, “I don’t wear foundation unless I’m filming, so this [Laura Mercer Radiance Foundation Primer] is what I put on everyday after moisturiser to give my skin a dewy glow.”