We all wake up every morning wanting to look photo-op ready like Meghan Markle or her pal Priyanka Chopra. And while we don’t have beauty squads on call 24/7, a Givenchy-dominated wardrobe or even a pop star spouse, we are able to mimic their at-home skin care routines with the help of some essential DIY hacks from their facialist, Nichola Joss.
The thought of do-it-yourself face masks often wears us out, mainly because they sound like a lot of work — the exact opposite of what a blissful self-care session should be. That’s why we end up opting for K-beauty face masks or a brightening mask. But what if you could come home and raid your pantry for a quick-fix face mask for a duchess-y glow?
In an interview with Refinery 29, Joss revealed that at-home face masks are the best kept A-lister secret. “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,” said Joss, who is also the facialist of Margot Robbie and Cate Blanchett.
The thrifty DIY face mask Joss recommends features five items, most of which you probably see on your breakfast table: coconut oil, oats, honey, turmeric and egg whites. These ingredients make for the most effective face masks due to some potent skin-saving properties. Here, we break down the benefits of each product and why you need them on your skin, stat.