Tia Mowry: On Valentine’s Kisses & Avocado In Her Hair

Want to give back this Valentines Day?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join Tia Mowry and Puffs as they join forces to help boost the confidence of women across America through their new Kisses campaign in partnership with Dress for Success, one Valentine’s Day kiss at a time.

We had the chance to sit down with Tia Mowry at West Hollywood’s Blushington Salon as the star of Style Network’s Tia & Tamera helped to kick off the Puffs Virtual Kisses program where she talked to us about giving back, motherhood and, of course, beauty… 

Tia Mowry: On Real Beauty

Can you tell us more about how we can give back with Puffs? I’m really excited to be part of this Kisses Program. We’re here to help build women’s confidence across America! And if you go to the Puffs Facebook page you can send a virtual kiss to your Valentine and for every Kiss sent, the tissue brand will donate $1 to Dress for Success!

What makes you feel beautiful? Being myself. Knowing that I look and feel my best. I live a very holistic lifestyle and when I know I’m putting healthy things into my body, I feel like I’m doing my body justice. I juice every single day – my favorite juice is one my husband makes which has kale, cucumber, parsley, ginger, little bit of garlic, little bit of lime or lemon and it gives me a lot of energy.

How else do you eat for beauty? I just turned vegan! I’ve stayed away from red meat for a while, but would still eat fish. And one of my New Years resolutions was to take my health to a whole new level and I have noticed a huge change in my skin. Just by loading my diet with vegetables, getting rid of pastas and eating gluten-free and yeast-free carbs instead, like quinoa, brown rice and millet. And it’s amazing how my skin has changed. It’s glowing! People are always asking if I’m pregnant and I’m like, “no, I’m just eating really healthy right now!” And also I’m drinking lots of water.

What are your skincare secrets? I’m huge fan or Murad. I was invited to their spa in El Segundo, California and I saw a huge change in my skin, They have a vitamin C booster and anti-wrinkle cream I love and there is also this J.Lo cream moisturizer with a little glitter in it that gives you “the JLo glow.”

How has motherhood changed how you feel about your body? Motherhood has make me feel sexy! I don’t know why, it’s not as if I didn’t feel sexy before, but I think that being a mom is such an amazing experience and when you go thru giving birth and bringing life into this world, you really feel like a lioness. You feel strong. You feel sexy. You feel like you can take on anything. So I definitely feel stronger, sexier, more confident.

Do you have any DIY beauty secrets?  Avocado in your hair! Mash it up and put it in your hair, cover with a shower cap for 10 minutes and then shampoo out and it’s like a great leave on conditioner!

Photography credit: Brett Hartman/AP for Puffs