A casual scroll through Lea Michele's Instagram feed reveals many of the star's passions — fitness, braids, and clean eating, to name a few — but this Spring, she's teaming up with iconic brand Burt's Bees to raise awareness for an issue that she finds crucial: the decline of the bee population. "It's important right now to let everyone know how much the decrease is affecting our planet, and in the long run, the foods we eat and the environment," Lea told POPSUGAR.
As part of its _ring _ack the _ees campaign, Burt's Bees is imagining a world without bees (look closely — the company has removed all Bs from its name . . . get it?) and launching three limited-edition lip balms ($3 each, available mid-March). Each is flavored with fruits that wouldn't exist without the pollination efforts of honeybees: Wild Cherry, Coconut & Pear, and Lea's favorite, Pink Grapefruit. For every balm purchased, the brand will donate 1,000 wildflower seeds. These blooms provide essential nutrition to the buzzy creatures, and Burt's Bees has a donation goal of one billion seeds.
But well before fronting the campaign, Lea had been aiding the insects every day on her own. "I have a really nice garden in my backyard. It's a little bit of a vegetable garden, there are some wildflowers . . . that's really helpful for the bees to be able to pollinate."
Thanks to _ring _ack the _ees, Lea may be incorporating a new grapefruit-flavored balm into her skin care regimen, but that's not the only thing that's getting an update come Spring. We asked her how she switches up her beauty, fitness, and diet regimens as she transitions from Winter, and her tips are easy for anyone to follow. Read on — we can guarantee that she'll inspire you to preemptively ditch your down coat.