If you’re still trying to master all of the steps in Alicia Keys‘ “no-makeup” routine, her acne-fighting tip might be easier to adopt. In a new cover interview with Elle UK, the 35-year-old star revealed that her skin hasn’t always been perfect.
“I mean, I know how it feels to have a face full of bumps and pimples” Keys told Elle UK. “I lived through that in the public eye.” Back in 2005, she talked about her personal struggles with adult acne in a Proactiv commercial. But after giving birth to her six-year-old son Egypt in 2010, she saw even greater results thanks to a few diet changes. “When I first got pregnant, I started to eliminate dairy from my diet and drank a lot more water, which made a huge difference to my skin.”
Keys isn’t the only one that believes eliminating dairy can clear breakouts. Several stars and even dermatologists recommend making the drastic change to vanish bumps. But every situation is different. Cutting back on dairy might not have the same impact on one person as it does on others. And let’s not forget Keys also has an extensive beauty regimen for clear skin. It includes ice cubes, cucumbers, and oils to keep her skin camera ready. Whatever she’s doing, it’s working—she’s glowing 24/7 and inspiring us to take off our makeup, too.
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