Kristin Chenoweth is more than just a triple threat: the lady is a dynamo. She swings from Broadway to television to album-making without missing a beat, and she always looks amazing. Kristin recently became Listerine's newest spokes-smile, so we talked to her about her famous pearly whites, how she keeps her skin looking so great, and what products from the film set she uses at home. To see what she had to say, just keep reading.
BellaSugar: How do you maintain such a great smile?
Kristin Chenoweth: The key to any smile is how you feel on the inside, and I'm pretty happy. I have my down days, like anybody else, but for the most part I think being happy makes for a great smile.
BellaSugar: You're Listerine's newest ambassador. Is there anything you wish more people knew about their oral health?
KC: Mainly that when you just brush, it only cleans like 25 percent of your mouth. I don't think a lot of people know that; I certainly didn't before I started working with Listerine. You've got to floss and rinse, too. I've been using Listerine wash since forever, and remembering all three steps together — brushing, flossing, and rinsing — helps with your overall health care as well as your oral health care.
One of the main reasons I'm so thrilled to be working with Listerine on this Your Mouth Has Something to Say campaign is that every time someone views one of the videos on listerine.com/listentoyourmouth, the company makes a donation to America's Tooth Fairy, which is an organization that helps our youth in need of oral health care.
BellaSugar: What beauty lesson have you learned most recently?
KC: You know, I think vitamin E oil is underrated. Putting that on a little bit where you feel you have some wrinkle-age happening really seems to work. It's wonderful, it's inexpensive, and I just put it on where I feel like I need it.
BellaSugar: How do you keep your skin clear with all the pancake makeup you have to wear for stage performances and television?
KC: It's challenging. I have really dry skin, so I have to moisturize it a lot. And also, the minute I'm done with work, I remove my makeup. A lot of people think they got it all off, but you really have to clean your skin. I'm not getting paid by Neutrogena or anything, but I will tell you that I use Almay makeup remover pads and Neutrogena facial cleanser, and they seem to get just about everything off.
BellaSugar: As someone who gets to try a lot of different looks on for work, are there any "helper" products you actually use in your downtime?
KC: There's a wonderful product I really like called Angel Eyes. They're these eye pads that go under your eyes, and then there's a solution you put on over the pad. It hydrates your under eyes times 20, which is good for me since I have dry skin, and it helps get rid of puffiness, too. I'd say I use them just about every day.