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  • The Duchess of Cambridge wowed at the BAFTAs at the weekend
  • She arrived at the Royal Albert Hall with her husband Prince William
  • Stunned in an off-the-shoulder custom Alexander McQueen gown 
  • Beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell says the kitchen cupboard essentials are key

By Natalie Corner For Mailonline

Published: 08:27 EST, 15 February 2017 | Updated: 09:16 EST, 15 February 2017

She looked radiant at the BAFTAs at the weekend, and the Duchess of Cambridge's beauty therapist says our kitchen cupboards could hold the key to a similar glow.

Deborah Mitchell used chocolate spread, porridge oats and even a sock full of mashed bananas as she demonstrated the type of techniques she uses on her clients in a royal beauty special on This Morning today.

Deborah, 51, who has also worked with the Duchess of Cornwall and Gwyneth Paltrow, demonstrated a bath filled with oats and a chocolate facial on the show, and said: 'This is something that we can all do at home, with no cost.'  

Here, FEMAIL outlines how to get Deborah's royal treatment in your own home...

The Duchess of Cambridge stunned on the BAFTA red carpet and now it has been revealed how you can achieve her glow at home The Duchess of Cambridge stunned on the BAFTA red carpet and now it has been revealed how you can achieve her glow at home

The Duchess of Cambridge stunned on the BAFTA red carpet and now it has been revealed how you can achieve her glow at home

CHOCOLATE SPREAD FACE MASK

Deborah applied the chocolate to the model's face and slowly rubbed it off - which she says leaves the skin feeling smooth Deborah applied the chocolate to the model's face and slowly rubbed it off - which she says leaves the skin feeling smooth

Deborah applied the chocolate to the model's face and slowly rubbed it off - which she says leaves the skin feeling smooth

Chocolate spread contains moisturising ingredients like palm oil and essential fatty acids, which Deborah explained helps to keep skin smooth.

'I have used this at home and on some of my clients,' Deborah said, 'It works well as an exfoliator. The skin after seven days goes moist because of the palm oil. It helps dry skin.'

METHOD 

1. Spread the chocolate all over your face using the back of a spoon.

2. Let it dry slightly and then gently peel it off using a rolling motion with your hand.

PORRIDGE OATS BATH 

Filling a bath of milk may be extravagant for some but you can recreate your own Cleopatra Bath with a sock full of porridge oats Filling a bath of milk may be extravagant for some but you can recreate your own Cleopatra Bath with a sock full of porridge oats

Filling a bath of milk may be extravagant for some but you can recreate your own Cleopatra Bath with a sock full of porridge oats

Named a 'Cleopatra Bath' after the Egyptian queen who was famed for bathing in milk, this involves adding porridge oats to the tub rather than your cereal bowl.

Deborah says the oats help to soften the skin.

METHOD

1. Place a cupful of plain porridge oats into a sock or muslin cloth and tie around your tap or place in the bath - allowing the oats' soothing properties to seep into the water.

2. After a long soak you can use the bag of oats to rub over your body as an exfoliator.  

Kate looked radiant on the red carpet at the BAFTAs on Sunday night in Alexander McQueen Kate looked radiant on the red carpet at the BAFTAs on Sunday night in Alexander McQueen

Kate looked radiant on the red carpet at the BAFTAs on Sunday night in Alexander McQueen

Fall for florals like The Duchess Of Cambridge wearing Alexander McQueen

Amid an array of actresses and television stars at this year's BAFTA Awards, there was one clear leading lady of style in our eyes, and that was The Duchess Of Cambridge.

She looked amazing in a beautiful Alexander McQueen dress, which is a variation on one that first appeared in the spring/summer '16 resort collection. In the original collection, the dress featured a corset body and spaghetti straps but Kate's gown has been designed with a flattering Bardot cut.

Everybody knows The Duchess of Cambridge is a huge fan of Alexander McQueen. Indeed, it was Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen who Kate chose to design her now iconic wedding dress.

We're big fans of the Duchess's everyday style that favors labels like Hobbs, L.K Bennett and Reiss but it's always a treat to see her glammed up on the red-carpet and we have to say, this is one of our all-time favorite evening looks from the royal.

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BANANA AND AVOCADO SOCK EXFOLIATOR 

Mash together ripe bananas and avocado Mash together ripe bananas and avocado
Place into a sock and put it on your foot Place into a sock and put it on your foot

A mixture of ripe bananas and avocado can help to tackle the dry skin on your feet

To achieve soft feet worthy of a princess, Deborah suggests a mixture of ripe bananas and avocados spooned into a sock. Avocado is full of natural oils that will moisturise skin, and banana is rich in potassium to make skin supple. 

'The bananas actually exfoliate and dissolve the [dry] skin,' she explained - and even recommended using the skin from the banana to rub on corns.

METHOD

1. Mash a banana and an avocado together into a bowl.

2. Spoon the mixture into a clean sock.

3. Place the sock on your bare feet for 20 minutes before rinsing off the mixture.  

MINT IMPERIALS LIP SCRUB

Crush up sugar or mints and mix with lip balm, like Vaseline, and then rub on to your lips which will then melt away Crush up sugar or mints and mix with lip balm, like Vaseline, and then rub on to your lips which will then melt away

Crush up sugar or mints and mix with lip balm, like Vaseline, and then rub on to your lips which will then melt away

For dry lips Deborah suggest using some lip balm and crushed up mint imperials or sugar to create a cheap scrub.

METHOD

1. Scoop a chunk of lip balm from an existing pot and place on the back of your hand.

2. Add crushed up mint imperials or sugar to your hand.

3. Using your finger rub the mixture on to your lips.

4. No need to rub off as it dissolves, leaving behind soft - and minty fresh - lips.

COFFEE UNDER-EYE TREATMENT 

Apply the undereye mixture of coffee using the back of a cold spoon and it will help to alleviate dark circles Apply the undereye mixture of coffee using the back of a cold spoon and it will help to alleviate dark circles

Apply the undereye mixture of coffee using the back of a cold spoon and it will help to alleviate dark circles

The trick to getting rid of tired eyes, Deborah says, is coffee and your eye cream. Not only is coffee an anti-inflammatory, it's also rich in anti-oxidants.

METHOD

1. Add a spoonful of coffee granules to your eye cream.

2. Using the back of a cold spoon press the mixture on to your dark circles.

3. Rinse off. 

This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am 

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