Meghan Markle's Facialist Says This DIY Face Mask Is The Key To Glowy Skin
Credit: Getty Images

Meghan Markle’s Facialist Says This DIY Face Mask Is The Key To Glowy Skin

Refinery29 | Megan Decker

Imagine a world in which you can shuffle into your tiny kitchenette in fuzzy socks and a bathrobe, grab a cereal bowl, a spoon, and a jar of coconut oil, and walk away 11 minutes later with a Duchess of Sussex-level glow — spending zero dollars and saving your precious Sephora points in the process. Celebrity facialist Nichola Joss says it’s possible.

Joss, the expert behind the complexions of seemingly poreless, aging-in-reverse stars like Priyanka Chopra, Meghan Markle, and Gwyneth Paltrow, tells us that the humble DIY face mask is every A-lister’s best-kept skin secret. “At-home face masks are amazing, and I fully endorse them,” she says. “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.”

Ahead, Joss breaks down the five universal kitchen-pantry ingredients that double as brightening, soothing, and exfoliating skin-care essentials — all of which you can grab for $3 at your corner store and also eat for breakfast. You may not be royalty, but you are resourceful.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is multifunctional — you can slather a little on your skin and hair for a boost of tropical-scented moisture, and then pop a dollop in your sauté pan on stir-fry night. Joss tells us that it also makes the perfect base for a DIY mask. “It mixes well with other ingredients to create a soothing, paste-like consistency,” she says.


Credit: Unsplashed


Look to your spice drawer for inspiration — Joss recommends reaching for the turmeric. “Turmeric is an amazing ingredient with a lot of skin benefits; it’s calming and helps relieve inflammation and congestion,” she says. “Turmeric mixed with coconut oil is a simple recipe that works to both brighten and hydrate the skin.”



Rolled oats are more than just a classic breakfast staple: In raw form, a scoop can double as an exfoliating face scrub. “Oats act as a gentle physical exfoliant and work wonders on the skin when blended with a liquified base like coconut oil or honey,” Joss tells us.


Credit: Unsplashed


You can drizzle a spoonful of honey over a bowl of Greek yogurt and drip a little into a mixing bowl and rub it onto your face to soothe dry or irritated skin. Joss recommends the two-part concoction of oats and raw manuka honey blended together to create an easy soothing and exfoliating face mask.

Egg Whites

If you’re into K-beauty trends, you may have tried a skin-care product — mousse cleansers, masks, or skin primer — with an egg beater on the label. It’s not as wacky as it sounds: For years, the humble egg (specifically the white part) has been tapped for its albumin, a protein that can also be used to tighten pores and clear blackheads. “Egg whites help with brightening the skin,” Joss says. Plus, when you crack open a farm-fresh egg, you know you’re getting the most naturally-derived skin-brightening benefits.

This article was written by Megan Decker from Refinery29 and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to


The Meghan Markle Makeunder Is Trending Right Now