Regina Hall: I’ve always washed my face before bed and use argan oil

Regina Hall is promoting her role in Nine Perfect Strangers, based on a book by Liane Moriarty and also starring Melissa McCarthy, Nicole Kidman and Michael Shannon. I’ll watch at least the first episode, it premiers Wednesday on Hulu. (I need a new show now that The White Lotus is over.) Regina covers Health Magazine and I really think they captured her well in that photo. She just looks so content and like she’s glowing. Regina has a production company and just made a deal with Showtime, a network she’s worked with for years on Black Monday. Health asked her about skincare, wellness and turning 50. She has such a great outlook on that – it’s get older or die basically. She’s said that before and I love it. Here’s more:

On if 50 feels like a milestone
Definitely. I think in the collective consciousness of the world, it’s considered a big milestone—so there’s no way for it to not be exactly that. But it’s also not abnormal—you either have another birthday…or you don’t. It’s that or death, right? Life is an ever-evolving thing and process. You just keep knowing more and changing—at least that’s the hope.

What wellness practices make you feel best?
I love when I eat right and when I feel spiritually centered and connected. I love when I’m meditating—that ebbs and flows. Sometimes I pray, sometimes I meditate, and sometimes it’s just about being in nature. My mom just passed, so it’s been a rough time, and I haven’t been able to meditate. But I have been able to talk to God and be in nature and be present in the beauty of that.

She was complimented on her skin and asked about her skincare
My mom had great skin, too. Growing up, she told me to take care of my skin. So, I always wash my face before bed. I’ve always moisturized, too. Now I use argan oil on my face. Your skin changes—it’s different in your 20s than it is in your 30s than it is in your 40s and so on. So you have to constantly be looking at your complexion and assessing what it needs.

On if she’s excited about the future
Absolutely! One of the most beautiful parts of life is that sometimes there are things that you don’t even know you want to do and then they present themselves to you. To grow, I think you have to constantly challenge yourself. You have to think about what helps challenge you and move you—and do those things!

[From Health]

This interview was probably conducted before the great “celebrities who don’t bathe” debate. I’m sure she showers frequently. As for her great skin most of that is probably genetic, but consistent skincare helps. I love how she said “there are things that you don’t even know you want to do and then they present themselves to you.” Yes this is so true, and I’ve found the more open I am to to things the better my life goes. Also I didn’t realize her mom just passed. She was very close to her, I remember her mom calling during an interview last year, and I hope she’s doing ok. Being in nature is healing as she said. I hope she has friends and other family around her.

Regina was on Jimmy Kimmel with Sarah Silverman hosting last week. They bonded over both being Sagittariuses/ Regina said she did psychedelics with some of the Nine Perfect Strangers cast so they could connect with their characters. (Their characters do psychedelics on a wellness retreat.) Regina wouldn’t say who else did with her, but I’m thinking Michael Shannon, Luke Evans and Melissa McCarthy.

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  1. Lala11_7 says:

    I do the same as she regarding my face while I’m in the shower each night…using the steam from the water to help with mostiurizing…I was raised to NEVA get between the sheets of your bed with the dirt of the day on my body…I don’t care if ALL I’ve been doing is puttering around the house…my nightly showers ARE my part of daily spiritual routine😍

    • Hell Nah! says:

      Preach Lala – it’s a nightly ritual we were raised with. I was shocked to grow up and learn bathing before bed was not universally a thing.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Showers at night are my choice too. I grew up doing that and even now they don’t wake me up they are part of my toning down. And then it is moisturizer till it drips off…kidding but

      • Snazzy says:

        yes me too! And much more important than a morning shower! I don’t always shower in the morning (only if I wake up sweaty or something – otherwise I just make sure I wash my face and moisturize) but I ALWAYS shower before bed. Being that the only people I know that don’t do clean themselves before bed are white people, I figured it was a white people thing …

    • LoonyTunes says:

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      • Lala11_7 says:

        Thank you! I’m here…EVERY DAY…a lot of times I don’t comment cause honestly…I ADORE this site & don’t want to get banned because someone responded to my comment in a way that triggers my “Drag for UTTER FILTH” reflex😄😆😝😂😡

  2. Becks1 says:

    I love her. She really does glow. I like her point about skincare needs changing – that’s so true. In my 20s moisturizer at night and in the AM was enough. Now my skin needs something more so I’m using serums and they really make a difference.

    Hulu is basically the one streaming service we don’t have but I do want to watch this, maybe I’ll wait for all the episodes to be released and I’ll watch them all at once with a trial or something.

  3. Sandy 123 says:

    I use an argan oil serum in my hair and not only does it work, but it smells great as well. I’m also using skin treatments for basically the first time in my life in my 40s, it really in an ever evolving thing. She looks great, I hope I look half as good at 50.

  4. Mcmmom says:

    It’s amazing how much skin and hair changes as you age. I used to have oily skin and hair and now I’m applying serums three times/day and using a hair “wash” (less stripping than a shampoo) every other day because daily washing was frizzing up my hair.

  5. Lauren says:

    She has such beautiful skin! I cannot use much oil on my face as it’s too oily, but I use a couple of drops of squalane oil as the last step of my skincare after I exfoliate. I use a snail slime essence from a Korean brand and that stuff is bomb, it leaves my skin looking and feeling supple, moisturized, and smooth.

  6. Kat says:

    She looks amazing! While I’m sure that most entertainers in Hollywood get a bit of extra *ahem* “help” in the cosmetics department, RH makes a good point: taking care of your skin early on, not wearing makeup to bed, and yes, argan oil all do wonders for your skin. Mine’s always been prone to dryness, and this routine + sunscreen have been a godsend🙏

  7. Gil says:

    Regina Hall is right, you have to asses your skin needs.

    I have always heard good comments about the wonders of argan oil. I tried and it wasn’t good for me, it caused me a bad breakout. I tried different oils and I have found that hazelnut oil does wonders for my skin, plus I can use it to make dressings ^_^

  8. amurph says:

    I use argan and almond oil for my face every night and rosemary and lavender oil for my hair. Rosemary helps with thinning and regrowth. It definitely helps! I feel like an oily mess in the morning, but everything looks great after the shower.

  9. Busybody says:

    I turn 45 this month and have been using oils on my face for about 10 years. My favorite at the moment is a mix of sweet almond and evening primrose oil. I would use straight EPO, but my husband says it smells weird. Question for those who shower at night and who have straight, fine hair: what do you do with your hair?! When I sleep on my hair—wet or dry—it looks terrible in the morning. It will either be sticking up at weird angles, crimped in unfortunate ways or flat, flat, flat (this also precludes using oil in my hair).