The Duchess of Cambridge’s under $2 beauty secret for blemish-free skin

Why not try this at home!

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The Duchess of Cambridge's make-up artist has revealed the simple and easy-to-follow skincare routine that Kate uses to ensure her skin stays smooth and blemish-free.

Make-up artist Arabella Preston has admitted that Catherine's skincare regime is actually a lot simpler than you would imagine, and one of her best beauty secrets to blemish-free skin is actually something you probably already have at home—or can pick up at the shops for just 99p ($1.40).

Arabella Preston is the make-up artist credited with teaching Kate her top tips and tricks for applying make-up before the Duchess famously did her own make-up on her wedding day.

Ever since she shone at Westminster Abbey during the royal wedding with her simple yet light make-up look, the Duchess has continued to dazzle in photographs ever since, using the techniques she learned from Arabella to keep her make-up subtle yet flawless.

But, how does the Duchess keep her skin unblemished and glowing? Well, Preston revealed in an interview with The Cut that the secret is: "It's all about the flannel."

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These handy face cloths are perfect for washing away the day. Just pop in the washing machine after using.

The simple washcloth, forgotten in recent years in favor of the trendier muslin cloth or electronic cleansers, is now making a comeback—and is apparently one of the key elements of the Duchess of Cambridge's simple skincare routine.

"More gentle than any motorized cleanser brush, the right flannel will allow you to cleanly wipe makeup and dirt from your skin and gently exfoliate" Arabella explained.

So, before whatever the Duchess of Cambridge puts on her skin, it's how she takes her make-up off which is actually the key to her blemish-free complexion. It was also revealed that the secret to Kate's glowing skin is her love of Rosehip oil.

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More specifically, Trilogy's cold-pressed rosehip oil is 100% natural and certified organic, containing those all-important fatty acids and antioxidants to help you get a glowing complexion.

Arabella also divulged that this is partially due to the fact that the product is organic, and not a danger to either Prince George, Princess Charlotte or Prince Louis.

"Kate is very cautious of products and treatments," a source revealed. '"Baby's health comes first."

With the price of face clothes starting below £1 ($1.40), and Kate's favorite Rosehip oil retailing around £19.50 ($27), it appears it's never been easy, or cheaper, to try out the Duchess of Cambridge's simple skincare routine at home.

Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on