In what might be the only guilt-free credit card swiping you’ll ever do, celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes has shared why your best weapon for soft skin doesn’t come from your bathroom cabinet — it comes from inside your wallet.
Forget dry body brushing, physical exfoliators, loofahs and pumice stones, if you want to rid your body of dead skin, try the “basic version of a skin scraper”: an old credit card.
Speaking to Net-a-Porter, the makeup artist labelled this unusual hack the “best body tip ever”. Essentially, Katie uses her credit card to “skim over [her] wet skin in the shower”.
“You don’t need to go very hard, but it’s amazing what comes off,” she said. So next time you’re about to cut your old credit card in half, spare it.
And that’s not the only genius tip Katie is privy to. Aside from her own wealth of knowledge, she’s also picked up plenty of advice from the A-listers she works with day in and day out.
Kate Bosworth taught her to keep a calm mind, passing on the advice: “If something you worry about will not matter in five years, then don’t worry about it for more than five minutes.” And from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Katie has learnt the power of a good blush. “The first time I worked with Rosie, I didn’t use any blush on her, but she asked for it and genuinely looked better because of it. Ever since then I’ve loved blush as it finishes a face in the best way”. Oh, to be a fly on the wall for these conversations.
But in the meantime, we’ll be putting our credit cards to work.
Main image credit: @katiejanehughes
Have you ever heard of this exfoliating trick? Will you try it out?