People come up with all sorts of different beauty trends and fads. From birdpoop facials in New York to snail slime in Asia, there is always some strange trend that is picked up by beauty enthusiasts. Everyone wants to know their favorite celebrity’s skincare secrets and that also includes the Royal family. Recently, the beautician for the royal family revealed an unlikely beauty secret that is part of the Duchess of Cambridge’s beauty regimen: Nutella.
That’s right, this delicious hazelnut spread that is hailed as the king of spreads for everyone around the world is being used by none other than Kate Middleton herself. But just how true is it? That, we will never know. It seems rather bizarre that a royal would use a choco-hazel spread on their face rather than an uber-expensive skin treatment costing thousands of pounds. But whatever the truth may be, there is one thing for sure and that is it’s not really a good idea to use Nutella on your face.
The beautician Deborah Mitchell who looks after the skin of Kate Middleton revealed that the Duchess used an anti-aging Nutella mask. Mitchell further stated that she used a chocolate spread with nuts and a hint of palm oil on her royal clients.
Although it might seem tempting for you to do so but here is why smearing Nutella might not be the right thing for your skin.
Palm oil is bad
Palm oil is considered to be carcinogenic by the European Food Safety Authority and it is attributed to a lot of deforestation that is affecting the planet. But even if you keep that damage on a macro level, you will still not benefit from it with regards to your skin.
Here is a breakdown of all the ingredients of Nutella.
While hazelnut extract and oils are commonly used in cosmetics, it is better to use natural hazelnut oil instead of smearing a choco-hazel spread that is mixed with unhealthy substances and artificial sugar. Sugar is a natural exfoliator and you can mix it with olive oil or lemon juice and apply it gently on your face to remove dead skin cells. The beauty tips given by Mitchell cannot be verified nor do they seem practical as she also mentioned wearing socks filled with mashed bananas and avocados as a footbath.
Healthier and an eco friendly alternative for the hogwash Nutella method:
You will need:
- Pure Cacao powder 1 Tbsp
- Hazelnut or sweet almond oil 1 tsp
- Granulated sugar 1 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients together until it forms a rich chocolaty paste. Apply evenly all over face and rub gently for exfoliation. Wash after 30 minutes.
Chocolate is rich in anti-oxidants, hazel nut oil is loaded with vitamin E and moisturizing benefits while sugar is a natural exfoliant. Combine all these together and you have your very own organic Nutella face mask. Use this mask once every 2 weeks for a glowing look and radiance.
What do you think about the Kate Middleton Nutella mask? Do you think it’s true and would you ever try it?