Here Are The Secrets To Royally Perfect Skin

It's common knowledge that the British royals have some pretty strict rules governing their behavior and appearance, which is why you don't really see them rocking neon-colored clothing or body piercings and tattoos. But what about their beautiful skin? We don't know if it's a rule or not, but members of the royal family seem to possess flawless complexions.  

So what are their secrets? One might come as a shock — or a sting. Kate Middleton, for instance, splashes out for beauty treatments with ingredients like bee venom. That's right, Kate enjoys not only an at-home bee venom face mask, but also a $250 bee venom facial courtesy of London's Deborah Mitchell, which has effects similar to botox (via Vanity Fair). However, you don't need to spend all that money to get some serious, royal returns from your skincare routine. In fact, you only need about $20 to add these royal skincare tricks from both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton to your beauty regimen.

Meghan Markle's secret for royally perfect skin

Not all royal skin secrets will cost you an arm and a leg. According to Allure, the one thing Meghan Markle never travels without is a small container of tea tree oil. In her own words: "It's not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it's my little cure-all. It's inexpensive, it's small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time."

She's definitely not alone. According to Healthline, tea tree oil can be used as a hand sanitizer, insect repellant, natural deodorant, antiseptic for minor cuts and scrapes, and is effective in fighting acne, nail fungus, bad breath, and skin inflammation. Now, that's some cure-all. Essentially, it's the perfect natural, all-in-one product to bring when traveling or to keep in your bag at all times.

Kate Middleton's secret for royally perfect skin

Luckily, Meghan's not the only one in the royal family who relies on a less-expensive oil to take care of her skin. In addition to the bee venom, Kate swears by the effects of organic rosehip oil in her skincare routine to moisturize and naturally fight the effects of aging (via Harper's Bazaar). This powerhouse ingredient intensely hydrates and moisturizes the skin, as you might expect from a facial oil, but it does a lot more, too. Its benefits include: boosting collagen production, reducing inflammation, hyperpigmentation, scars, and fine lines, and protecting the skin against pollution and sun damage (via Healthline). Not only that, rosehip oil is also rich in the antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids that are crucial to preventing skin cells from breaking down.