Yara Shahidi On Why Cardamom, Ginger And Turmeric Are The Kitchen Cupboard Secrets To Her Flawless Skin

The perfect recipe for nabbing the actress' flawless skin via your kitchen cupboard.

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Way back in 2016, we totally called 17-year-old actress Yara Shahidi as this year's hottest name to know. Just sayin...

Known for her award-winning role alongside the epic Tracee Ellis Ross in sitcom Black-ish, Yara may only be 17 but we already kind of want to be her.

Between chairing Yara's Club meetings, the young women's mentoring group she launched with Ann Tisch, and attending every major event from Dior's Guggenheim International Gala pre-party, to Coachella, you'd think the half African-American, half Iranian-American actress might look a little worn out.

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Nope.

If anything, the Kerry Washington mini-me (she played a young Olivia Pope in Scandal) looks like all of our radiance goals on one ridiculously gorgeous face.

So how does she do it? The answer is a little closer to home than you'd think. We're talking kitchen cupboard close.

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Talking to Byrdie, Yara revealed she uses cardamom, ginger and turmeric to keep her skin looking on point:

'There is this focus on skincare and having a great base that I've learned from both sides of my family. That starts with eating well, and using cardamom to cleanse is part of it.

'Cardamom is great for you and has a number of skincare benefits [like vitamin C and boosting circulation]. One of the only ingredients in Persian tea is cardamom. So it's really about finding those things, whether it's a tea or juice, that help supplement your skincare routine through your diet. It's about making sure that you internally take of yourself, that you focus on fixing more than what's externally visible.'

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Preach.

So where does the ginger and turmeric come in?

'Juicing is another huge thing I do to eat well. The juices I make usually feature a lot of ginger, a lime or a lemon, beets, kale, mint, and turmeric, and sometimes a carrot if I'm feeling sweet.'

An all-natural remedy to our winter worn skin? Yeah, we're in.

And the girl crush hit new levels.

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