Alicia Keys Reveals Her Secret For Going Makeup Free

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Alicia Keys made headlines after announcing her decision to go makeup-free. She also made a point to clarify that she wasn’t against makeup, she just really doesn’t feel like wearing it thanks to societal pressures placed on a woman’s appearance. As she continues her makeup-free journey, we can’t help but notice how radiant and clear her skin is.

As the cover star of ELLE UK ’s December issue, Alicia reveals that she hasn’t always had such a flawless complexion. “It took me forever to get this skin. I mean, I know how it feels to have a face full of bumps and pimples,” she said. She credits a huge adjustment to her diet as the catalyst. “I lived through that in the public eye. But when I first got pregnant [six years ago with her son, Egypt] I started to eliminate dairy from my diet and drank a lot more water, which made a huge difference to my skin,” she explained.

The dairy-free diet is said to be helpful for many of those who suffer from acne. If you’re interested in learning more about what it’s actually like, read our editor’s point of view here.