Let’s be honest, we will all try just about anything to feel like we are getting the royal beauty treatment. Take, for example, how everyone on Earth will shell out their hard-earned cash for literally anything and everything Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, touches.
Or how about when Emma Watson, fashion icon and world-renowned celebrity/wizard, stole a piece of Middleton’s style after she stepped out in New York City wearing the Duchess’ favorite Superga Classic Sneakers in white.
And now we are sure one very old-school beauty product will fly off the shelves, as it’s been revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge washes her face every single day and night with… a simple washcloth.
Arabella Preston, Kate Middleton’s makeup artist, recently told The Cut that the future Queen Consort of England is “all about the flannel,” which is the British term for terrycloth.
Preston explained that a washcloth is an essential part cleansing as it ensures all dirt and oil will be wiped away and is far more gentle on your face than a motorized cleanser. Moreover, Preston said, it will also gently exfoliate as you cleanse.
Kathleen Hou, beauty editor at The Cut, explained that in order to reap the full benefits of the washcloth method, you should “give yourself a gentle massage and rub with damp hands, and even the densest caking of makeup and mascara will easily dissolve.” She added that at no point do you actually splash your face with water, but instead, wet the washcloth then wipe your face clean. And voila! You’re now a princess too... at least in your own bathroom.