Daily skincare routine:
“I’ve learned that less is more. It’s interesting, because my skin has never been as good as it was when I was pregnant. The minute I found out I was pregnant, I had, like a 10-year-old’s skin! So, really, all I do is cleanse and moisturize, with a little bit of exfoliation in there.
Kristen’s most important beauty tip:
“I use some kind of SPF every day, and I stayed out of the sun starting at a very young age. I remember laying out when I was an adolescent, and I remember going to tanning salons because I thought it was cool. Then I got my head on straight, because I realized that I did not want to look like the women who worked in that tanning salon when I got older! And, of course, for medical reasons, as well as aesthetic ones. So, I reapply as much as possible. I apply sunscreen repeatedly to my hands and arms, especially when I’m driving. When I’m working on a set and can’t reapply the sunscreen over my makeup, I just try to stay out of the sun as much as possible.”
Kristen’s favorite beauty product:
Kristen Bell’s skin is dry and over the years has figured out what works best. Her go-to products include old-fashioned cold cream and Crème De La Mer, which, she says, is pricey but “makes my skin feel amazing.”
Kristen Bell’s key to a glowing complexion is the Clarisonic skin cleansing brush. “It sloughs off the dead skin, but it’s never harsh or irritating,” she says.
Getting enough sleep:
Some people need 7 or 8 hours. Me? Nine and a half,” she says. “I give my body what it requires.”
A little TLC for her hair:
Kristen swears by MoroccanOil ($41; Moroccanoil.com) and says it works on any hair type. “It’s light enough that I can use it on my fine hair—it makes it glossy, not limp and heavy. And it smells divine.”
Kristen with thoughts on her Vegan Diet, breastfeeding and skin health:
“I’m actually eating vegetarian now, instead of vegan. Because I’m breast-feeding, I’d literally have to be eating all day long to get in enough calories if I was vegan, so I’ve added in a little bit of dairy and eggs. I do have to watch my diet (avoid these 4 diet mistakes) in terms of my skin, though — If I have large amounts of sugar or dairy, I’m prone to getting eczema. So, watching what I eat really pays off in more ways than one.”
Drinking her vitamins:
Kristen takes multivitamins, but still drinks Ovaltine ($5; at grocery stores). “It’s old-school,” she says, “but it’s got a quarter of what I need in terms of zinc, magnesium, and calcium. And it tastes like chocolate milk!”
Kristen and her thoughts on being in her 30s:
Feeling the pressure that the world puts on you to define where your adolescence ends and your adulthood begins, yet being completely unsatisfied with where her adulthood is beginning. I think that’s something that a lot of people can relate to, since all the lines are blurred about when you can actually grow up, because 30 is really the new 20. And I think that she has this sense of very revisionist history, that there’s this time in her life where everything was perfect.
I loved turning 30.