Is Teresa Giudice really using coffee grounds to look flawless in prison?

Jan 11, 2015 at 12:21 p.m. ET

Who says you can't be a felon and still keep your youthful glow?

Forget thinking about what you did wrong, making amends or paying your debt to society. You've got to make sure your crow's-feet don't get bad and your lips are perfectly buffed. That's exactly what Real Housewives of New Jersey star and new jailbird Teresa Giudice is doing. An app called Priv, which sends beauty and fitness experts right to your door, sent the reality TV mom a letter offering her some prison beauty "hacks" for staying fresh-faced and pretty in her orange jumpsuit.

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Priv sent Giudice some information about how to use everyday (which is a strange thing to say about someone in prison) items as beauty products. So, if you're ever planning on a stint in the the big house, check out these tips before you go inside.

If you can get your hands on Vaseline, it can act as a lip exfoliant. Priv recommended that Giudice use a toothbrush to gently buff the lips with the jelly, wipe with cool water and dab dry. How dainty for a hardened criminal! Priv had some clear skin advice, too: Break open an Advil Liqui-Gel. Apparently, it's great for acne. Wait… how does Giudice get Advil Liqui-Gels in prison? That seems oddly specific. I digress.

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Priv recommended that Giudice use protein powder to condition her hair. Mixing it in with her regular conditioner will "boost growth and lock in the moisture and shine." Giudice must not have access to keratin treatment on the inside. What kind of uncivilized place is that?

The last beauty hack from Priv is to use uncooked oatmeal and coffee grounds in a paste to make a simple scrub. This will soften and invigorate the skin.

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Well, it seems a bit callous to be thinking about your beauty routine when you haven't even told your children that you're in jail for fraud and a litany of other charges, but at least these tips seem simple enough for us to try out ourselves. So there's that. Will you try these jailbird beauty tips? And what do you think about Giudice taking beauty advice in prison while her kids think she's on a business trip?