In an interview with Elle UK (via People), Keys revealed she’s battled years of skincare struggles. “It took me forever to get this skin. I mean, I know how it feels to have a face full of bumps and pimples. I lived through that in the public eye. But when I first got pregnant [with son Egypt, 6] I started to eliminate dairy from my diet and drank a lot more water, which made a huge difference to my skin.”
Many are inspired by Keys and her “crusade” to not wear makeup, but the singer just laughs at that label. “Some have called this a crusade. Well, I died laughing at that. I use to feel the pressure to appear as the music industry expected, but I don’t now.”
In the video below for Elle UK, Keys explains how the women in her life inspired her.