The One Thing Natalie Portman Did to Clear Up Her Skin

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Everybody has a bout with bad skin—it’s inevitable. Even the gorgeous women of Hollywood with glowing skin who never seem to have a breakout or a pimple, worry about adult acne. As Natalie Portman confesses to The Cut, she’s found that the only way to really clear up her skin problems is through her dietary choices.

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To beat the battle of the breakouts, the 36-year-old actress made a major lifestyle change six years ago that is said to have a multitude of health benefits, including better skin. “I’m vegan and I found my skin is much, much better than when I was a vegetarian,” says Portman. “I cut out dairy and eggs, and I never had a breakout after. That was definitely a discovery. It’s personal; everyone has different sensitivity. I also did it when I was 30, so it might have been an age thing.”

The longtime vegetarian (she’s been meat-free since she was 8 years old) told Harper’s Bazaar how she’s made the necessary adjustments to this tweak in her diet. “I’m vegan, so I generally have a very clean diet; I usually have oatmeal or avocado toast in the morning. And Mother’s Milk tea because I’m breast-feeding. Normally I don’t have caffeine, but when I’m working I’ll drink coffee if I’m tired. I feel like it’s kind of psychological because I don’t think I’m that affected by it,” shared the Oscar winner.  “I take vitamins too—vitamin D, and I’m still on prenatal vitamins. I get B12 shots once a month because it’s the one thing you don’t get from a vegan diet.”

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