Tia Mowry’s quickest beauty tip is rubbing ice on your face until it melts

Tia Mowry was on People Live, and I think she’s promoting her show, Tia Mowry at Home, and she also has a YouTube channel called Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix. Tia just turned 41, she got her start on the 90s sitcom Sister, Sister with her twin sister Tamera, and she has son Cree, 8, and daughter Cairo, 14 months, with her husband of 11 years, actor Cory Hardrict. She’s a kind, non-controversial person and so we don’t cover her that often. She’s been open and honest about her postpartum figure and her battle with endometriosis. On People Live they asked her for some of her best tips and she had some interesting ones actually. I had fun watching her and wanted to talk about it.

What is your number one go-to meal?
My favorites are one sheet pan dinners. You have a sheet pan and then you have a well-balanced meal just on that sheet pan. You have your protein, which is either chicken and salmon and you put some vegetables that you can roast and sweet potato. It’s quick, it’s easy, you just throw it in the oven. Also you have less clean up.

Quickest beauty treatment to make you feel like a million bucks?
It doesn’t cost a thing. Rub an ice cube all around your face. It just closes all of the pores and it makes everything look night and tight. You do it until the ice melts. Also you can put vitamin c in the ice cube [or] green tea. You get all those antioxidants going.

[From People Live]

It has never occurred to me to put ice on my face but I think of the opening scene to Mommy Dearest when I hear that! I thought it was a weird ancient skin care practice because of that movie. I just tried it and it felt really refreshing actually, I was surprised. I thought it would be uncomfortable but it felt nice and made my sinuses feel clearer too. I’ll definitely do it again I get what she means about it making your skin feel tight. You could do this after your skin is clean and before your treatments or after a workout. Whether it makes it look any better is up to debate. I’m not about to do a whole ice tray with add-ins for facial treatments though. Also I liked her go-to meal tip for a sheet pan meal and you can see the video of that here. It looks super easy and has brussel sprouts, regular potatoes, olive oil mixed with dijon mustard and chicken with a rub. My go-to meal is a stir fry with rice, but an all-in-one sheet pan meal is a great idea, just not for summer. I hate using the oven in summer.

I have a lot of affection for Tia whereas she previously wasn’t on my radar. This dress though.


photos credit: Avalon.red and WENN

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  1. Cindy says:

    Tia and Tamera will always hold a special place in my heart because of Sister, Sister. Same goes for Melissa Joan Hart, who I know has some… questionable views about things, but I’d rather just remember her as Clarissa and Sabrina.

    • Erinn says:

      I believe the Mowrey’s have had their own share of controversy, but I loved Sister Sister, too. And same with MJH – I LOOOOVED Sabrina so much, but she’s such a piece of work.

  2. Mgsota says:

    My teenage daughter would always break out really badly after she got her eyebrows waxed or threaded. We would try all sorts of things to avoid this from happening. The only thing that recently worked was rubbing the skin with an ice cube to close the pores… And it worked! No breakout!

    • Celebitchy says:

      Oh wow it never occurred to me to do this after waxing my face and I will try it now!

    • launicaangelina says:

      Great tip and I’ll try it next time I wax. Sometimes I’ll break out afterwards but after the amazing advice about tea tree face wash and oil from this site, my complexion has improved so much. I waxed about a week and a half ago and didn’t break out.

  3. Ellie says:

    Tea tree oil ice cubes on my face and chest fees really awesome after hot yoga, specifically, or any kind of exercise that makes you hot I’m sure. Word to the wise though, put any of those trays in a bag before you freeze them or everything in the freezer will reek and taste weird. Maybe something as tame as green tea would be OK though.

  4. Tanesha86 says:

    Pores don’t open and close like windows, I really wish people would stop saying that lol

  5. NYC_girl says:

    I rub the ice cubes on my face after I drink the Stoli Oranj and tonic that was previously in the glass LOL….

  6. Why Won’t This Site Remember Me says:

    A few years ago I spent a winter in Murmansk in the Russian Arctic. My skin was by far the best it has ever been in my entire life. The rest of me didn’t cope at all with the cold but my skin loved it. Have never thought to try and simulate with ice but she might be on to something.

  7. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Pores don’t open or close. That’s a skincare industry myth. Rubbing the ice on your face probably makes your face FEEL tighter. But your pores aren’t doing anything. You also can’t “shrink” pores. There are products that help minimize their appearance but they aren’t actually getting smaller. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

  8. april says:

    I love Tia Mowry. She is so beautiful in all of these photos. Whatever size she is she will always look amazing.

  9. Hi all, This is really a bad idea for most people. Ice will damage the fragile capillaries, leading to broken blood vessels and sensitized skin. Splashing cold water is great, and if you feel really puffy, moisten a washcloth in a bowl of water with a few ice-cubes and lay over your face for a few minutes, but only do this periodically.

    If you need to reduce swelling of a cyst, you can apply an ice compress, but again, this will actually potentially lead to more inflammation later on if it messes with your skin’s natural healing process.

    Remember skin advice is best served from professionals!

    xo, mpp