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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:

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Mirigal oil and Luzern products.

Good skin starts with:


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,, ‎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.

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