POPSUGAR: You have amazing skin. Walk us through your skin care routine.
Kristen Bell: It's a whole lifestyle routine. I eat very well. It's not that I don't cheat, but I assess my protein intake and make sure I have enough omega fatty acids to retain moisture. And I eat a lot of colorful fruits and vegetables. I drink a ton of water — usually lemon water. I feel better when my body gets more alkaline. As for skin products, I come from a less is more perspective. I really like the Neutrogena Naturals line because there's a minimal amount of ingredients. It's really pure and natural. I live by the Purifying Facial Cleanser ($6) — I use it every single night. I use it either with my fingertips or a little wooden natural bristle brush, and then I use the multivitamin nourishing moisturizer. And that's pretty much it.
PS: How has your beauty routine changed since becoming a mom?
KB: Since becoming a mom, I look a lot more at the ingredients. My skin is a huge, absorbing organ, and I pay attention to when I'm sitting in smog and make sure I'm drinking enough water. As far as beauty goes, I look at the ingredients of everything I put on my skin. I like to be able to pronounce everything. I do research on where it comes from, because as a mom, I don't really have a ton of time. So I want everything to be simple.
PS: You also have the It haircut right now: the lob (a long bob). Are you happy with your hair right now?
KB: I couldn't be happier with this cut. It was in response to having had a lot of dry ends after being pregnant. So, I needed a change and wanted to feel fresh, and I have never had an easier hairstyle, because it's supposed to look messy but it's not really long enough to get tangled. So I take a shower the night before, sleep on it, and just walk around with bedhead all day and feel great. Also, I used to have pin-straight hair before I was pregnant. I now have wavy hair.
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