It’s not the first time that the 22-year-old contestant from Arie Luyendyk’s season of the Bachelor has shared her skin struggles with her social media followers. But now, Martinez is opening up about her newfound secret for clearer skin, which she says isn’t Accutane, which she’s done three times, or a product like Proactiv. Instead, it’s a matter of adding gut-friendly foods into her diet.
Martinez shared two photos on Instagram, one showing the original condition of her skin (above), and one now (below). “REAL TALK: my skin used to look like this for YEARS,” she writes about the photo above, adding, “and now (thank god) if you swipe left it looks like this!”
The secret, she says, is the addition of specific raw foods to her diet, which have aided in making her gut healthier. Foods that are high in good bacteria, like fermented cabbage (sauerkraut or kimchi) are known to promote gut health — but we’ll soon find out more from Martinez, who says she plans on sharing the details with her fans. “Only recently did I discover it came down to my gut health, which I’ll be sharing a hell of a lot more about in the next few weeks. No, it’s not plexus or any other supplement, it’s real raw food that you have to incorporate into your diet on a regular basis.”
Her goal in sharing her findings? Simply to spread the word about what could cure other peoples’ breakouts. “I just want to help as many people as possible find the solution to their acne or feel beautiful in the meantime,” she says.
Recently, Martinez posed with a fellow Bachelor alum, Ashley Iaconetti, in a makeup-free photo that showed both of their blemishes. “No makeup, no filter from two girls with acne issues. #realstagram,” Iaconetti captioned the shot.