Lupita Nyong'o reveals the secret to her flawless skin

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has revealed the secret behind her flawless skin.

"Avocado oil is a big thing for me," she said in an interview. "I discovered it last year, and at first I was using it just on my body, but then I realised it works on my face, and my hair too for that matter."

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Lupita Nyong'o won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2013 for her role in 12 Years A Slave

Lupita also revealed that she felt a real difference to her skin almost immediately after applying the oil. "It's a one-stop-shop," she said, during the interview with Harpers Bazaar. "Especially in the wintertime when my skin is drier. It really seeps in and leaves it nice and lush."

The 12 Years a Slave star made waves in the industry with her stunning natural beauty, which saw her land major beauty campaigns including Lancôme.

"I am truly honoured to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved," she said. "I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman's freedom to be herself."

It's no surprise that avocado features in the stunning 31-year-old's beauty routine, as the fruit is packed with powerful antioxidants such as Omega 3 and Vitamin D, making it a natural skin moisturiser and conditioner.

Regularly using avocado oil can also reduce signs of ageing, as it is full of nutrients that help mitigate skin damage and naturally heal scars.

Antipodes have created a range of products using avocado oil

Organic skincare brand Antipodes have created a range of products harnessing the soothing qualities of avocado oil, including products such as their Divine Face Oil (£18.99) and their Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream (£32.99).

Packed with powerful botanic extracts, the oils deeply hydrate the skin and stimulate collagen for healthy, firmer looking skin.

For more information on the Antipodes skincare range head to

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