The new mom and "Game" star on her beauty secrets.
Tia Mowry is no stranger to getting glammed up in front of the camera. The talented actress entered the entertainment biz before she entered high school as one half of the sibling duo on the 90’s sitcom “Sister, Sister.”
Fast forward to today, and Mowry can still be seen on the TV screen on the highly-acclaimed BET series, “The Game” which comes on the heels of her hugely-successful reality show “Tia and Tamera.” Despite working in the biz for nearly two decades and having access to the most high-end beauty products and makeup artists, the new mom says one of her favorite beauty items can be found right in your freezer.
“One of my biggest beauty secret weapons is ice,” Mowry told ESSENCE.com exclusively. “When I wake up in the morning, I gently rub an ice cube on my face until it melts. It helps to smooth any blemishes and really helps right under the eyes where it can be a little puffy in the morning. It makes my skin nice and tight and it’s so refreshing.”
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Not only does Mowry keep ice cubes nearby when she’s in need of a beauty boost, but she also makes sure she chugs enough H2O.
“My number one piece of advice for new moms is to make sure you drink enough water. That’s the best thing that you can do,” advises Mowry. “Sometimes when you’re extremely busy like I am with work and the baby, you can forget to drink water, but it’s very important. Not only does it hydrate your skin, but it also gives you energy.”
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Although she regularly indulges in nature’s best moisturizer, Mowry also relies on her favorite face cream to keep flaky skin at bay.
“I use this stuff called Avene and I love it,” says Mowry. “I use it after I put the ice on my face and whenever I do it, people are always asking me, ‘What did you do to your skin?’ The older I get, the more my skin tends to dry out, especially when I’m running around or traveling a lot so I have to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.”