It's no secret that Kate Middleton is absolutely gorgeous. The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her beautiful smile, flawless skin and enviable hair. Are her good looks the product of great genes? (Her sister, Pippa, is gorgeous also…so there must be something in the genes!) It turns out Kate has a few exclusive beauty secrets that help her to look her best. They weren't easy to uncover – everything about the royal family is on constant lockdown! We had to do some deep digging but we managed to find six of the best secrets from Kate Middleton's beauty routine. Check them out below!
1. Facial oil is always on hand.
One of the most important parts of Kate Middleton's beauty routine is taking good care of her skin. Kate prefers to use all-natural skincare products and one of her favorites is rosehip oil. She loves it so much that she always keeps a bottle of it on hand! Sources say that Kate's go-to choice is Trilogy's Rosehip Oil to make her skin velvety soft and smooth. Um…where can we get a bottle?!
2. Big announcements are accompanied by new haircuts.
We know this sounds silly, but it's totally true! If you consult the great internet archive known as “Google”, you'll find that Kate Middleton always looks different when something big is happening in her life. This is because every time Kate has a big announcement (such as a pregnancy), she gets a new haircut. We can't really argue with her – it totally makes sense! The media attention surrounding her is immense, and of course you want to look your best when you're about to be on the cover of every magazine!
3. Shampoo-conditioner combos? She's a fan!
While it's a convenient idea in theory, it's a well-known fact that shampoo-conditioner combos aren't exactly the best beauty products on the market. For many women, they result in a knotted mess of hair that's not actually shampooed or conditioned. So most women stick with the standard of separate shampoo and conditioner. Now, if you're a fan of Kate's luscious locks, you may want to reconsider those 2-in-1 haircare combos! According to Kate's hairstylist, Richard Ward, she uses a shampoo-conditioner combo called Cleanse and Condition. The product uses all-natural botanical ingredients to gently cleanse hair and moisturize it!
4. A hairnet keeps her up-dos in perfect place.
Ever wonder how Kate keeps her hair looking so perfectly structured during those royal events? Even at outdoor occasions, the Duchess never has a single hair out of place! Well, it turns out she uses a very simple trick to keep intricate hairstyles looking perfect all day. The top-secret solution? It's a hairnet. Sure, hairnets may bring back memories of school lunch ladies, but it turns out they're great beauty tools! Who knew?
5. She teases her roots to add volume to her hair.
So many of us struggle with limp and lifeless hair, but it seems like Kate Middleton never does! Her hair is always thick and full of volume. Is it genetics or just really great mousse? It's neither. Her secret to great volume is teasing her hair at the roots. Kate uses a comb to tease her hair at the crown, giving it a slight lift and then smoothes her top layer of hair over it. The technique has been around since the 60's and apparently it still works!
6. Nude nail polish is the standard.
This part of Kate Middleton's beauty routine exists for two reasons. The first reason is that Kate is just a fan of nude colors! We often see her wearing clothing in shades of beige, white, brown and grey. She likes to keep it simple and chic when it comes to colors. The second reason is that it is a “royal rule.” Royal order does not allow women in the family to wear bright nail polish out in public. Why? We're not totally sure. We just know that if Kate stepped out with red fingertips, she'd be in deep trouble with the Queen!