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Gabrielle Union Reveals the Secrets to Her Never-Changing, Flawless Complexion

“I drink a gallon of water a day.”


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The mystery of Gabrielle Union‘s flawless skin has long been a hot topic in the beauty world. The actress and author, who is starring in the new Bad Boys spinoff, seems to have defied aging.

In honor of Union’s 45th birthday, we asked the Bring It On star for her beauty and skincare secrets. Here, she reveals her love of oxygen facials, favorite spa in Los Angeles, her workout obsessions and why turmeric is her best kept beauty secret. You’re welcome.

Your look in three words:

Fresh, ever-changing and classic.

Medicine cabinet snapshot:

Mirigal oil and Luzern products.

Good skin starts with:

Water‎!

Best advice from your dermatologist:

Always get your moles checked out if they change shape.

Best advice from your facialist:

Don’t pick at your zits!

Makeup miracles:

L’Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara, Fenty Beauty lip gloss ($18, sephora.com), ‎Kevyn Aucoin concealer.

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A good hair day starts with:

Flawless moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, blow dry cream, heat protection spray, and edge control gel.

My hair colorist always says:

Dye those grays!

My manicurist always says:

Don’t peel off your gels.

Beauty from the inside out:

I drink a gallon of water a day. A lot of leafy greens.

Exercise obsession:

Forum Athletic Club in Atlanta. My trainer Keisy Myumi.

Product that you picked up from the pros:

Mirigal oil from Tatum of Skin by Tatum in Miami.

A woman should smell like:

Cocoa Tamarind by Voluspa.

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Spa-cation at:

Glam Boutique Spa in Woodland Hills, CA, because one of my best friends owns it and I get the oxygen facial before big events and we all hang out and order in cupcakes and champagne and close the spa.

In-tub must-read: ‎

Hunger by Roxane Gay and my book, We’re Going to Need More Wine!

Best advice from mom:

Don’t go to sleep with your makeup on.

Best-kept beauty secret:

Anything with turmeric–it’s great for circulation and fights inflammation.

Beauty myth you’d like to debunk:

Skinny teas can actually make you bloated.

Definite doppelgänger:

Ryan Destiny.

Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, and More Actresses Who Define Aging Gracefully

Singer, actress, and dancer Jennifer Lopez looked half her age at the 59th Grammy Awards, wearing her hair sleek straight and middle-parted with a lavender smoky eye and luminous skin.

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Gwyneth Paltrow‘s signature look consists of straight blonde hair, sun-kissed skin, and natural makeup. But she’s also known for her toned physique, which comes courtesy of fitness guru Tracy Anderson.

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Natural beauty Halle Berry has tried every hairstyle in the book–from her signature pixie, to long, flowing waves–and they all work for her.

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As the face of anti-aging skincare brand SK-iii, it’s no surprise that Cate Blanchett has flawless skin. Case in point: the actress’ radiant complexion at the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

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Brunette beauty Sandra Bullock has been in the public eye for decades, and always loves an understated, glamorous look on the red carpet.

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South African beauty Charlize Theron stunned at the 89th Annual Academy Awards wearing her hair in an elegant up do with light golden smoky eye and a satin pink lip.

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Actress Julia Roberts has been named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman five different times for a reason.

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Jennifer Aniston has a go-to look: golden hair, sun-kissed skin, eyeliner, and a glossy lip. And it works for her.

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Actress Gabrielle Union always wows on the red carpet, with her bright smile and glowing complexion.

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Actress Kate Winslet poses at the EE British Academy Film Awards wearing her hair in tousled curls with creamy, porcelain skin and a satin red lip.

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Always radiating with luminous, sun-kissed skin and golden waves, Kate Hudson attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Actress Amy Adams made her cinematic debut in the ’90s, and is still a red carpet favorite today.

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Reese Witherspoon always knows how to keep her look timely and fresh, as she proved here at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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For Eva Mendes, her luscious brown waves and luminous, sun-kissed skin have always been a red carpet staple.

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Angelina Jolie may no longer try daring hairstyles like a buzzcut, but she has maintained her classic beauty flawlessly.

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