The ongoing response to the fourth season of The Crown proves that Princess Diana is just as iconic today as she was when she was alive. An icon before her time, the Princess of Wales continues to influence fashion and beauty trends almost two decades on from her tragic passing.
As someone who experiences breakouts and redness myself, I was surprised to learn from reports in The Telegraph and Good Housekeeping that Diana suffered with rosacea – a common inflammatory skin condition that affects 1 in 10 of us. The condition that affects my complexion can leave skin on the face and neck blushed or inflamed when certain triggers cause the blood vessels in the dermal layer to flare up.
It’s therefore no surprise that Princess Diana took great care of her skin, especially if it was prone to sensitivity, bumps and breakouts. Speaking to Stylist in 2012, Diana’s make up artist Mary Greenwell said: “Diana would always make sure she took her make up off at the end of the day and make sure she always had a clean face before applying make up”.
According to Greenwell, the Princess took great care of her skin, committing to a traditional cleanse, tone, moisturize approach. “She’d be now using serums and definitely using sun block every day,” she added.
There is no permanent cure to rosacea, however, with the right treatment symptoms can be kept under control. If you’re seeking a gentle skin routine to keep your redness at bay, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of sensitive skin-friendly products, as approved by HELLO’s! Junior Lifestyle Writer, who also experiences flare ups with the condition.