Gabrielle Union has been busy promoting her latest film Top Five alongside Chris Rock, but she’s still found some time to share her beauty tips and must-have items to keep sane in the game. In a recent interview with New York Magazine’s The Cut, the Being Mary Jane star revealed her favorite splurges and her love for massages.
“My splurges are for massages and acupuncture. I’ll go broke. If I ever end up on an episode of 'What Happened to These People?' or Unsung, it will be because of massages. I have high anxiety and massages and acupuncture help me de-stress. I have been known to have massages or acupuncture back to back to back,” she said. “I like the Plaza’s Caudalie spa. But we have this place back in L.A. called Happy Foot, not to be confused with Happy Feet. It’s a reflexology place and they’re everywhere in the western San Fernando Valley. You go in and get a full body massage for $20. You can go as soon as you get off work, or come from the gym, which I do.”
While she hasn’t been able to give up her intense love of meat (though she did go strictly vegan while filming in Atlanta), Union makes sure to drink plenty of water each day to keep her weight in check and her body moisturized throughout.
“I started that in my mid-30s. A gallon of water a day. Hair, skin, nails: It’s the cheapest and best anti-aging and hair-growth treatment — it changed my whole life,” she said. “It also helps if you’re trying to maintain a certain weight — it’s a little more forgiving, because well, people tend to get a little backed up if they don’t drink a lot of it. Water cleanses you and keeps things moving beautifully.”
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