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Kristen Bell Talks At-Home DIY Beauty Treatments, Being Eco-Friendly, and Neutrogena

Kristen Bell at the L.A. premiere of "This Is Where I Leave You"

Do try this at home! 

It isn’t easy being green, but Kristen Bell has the eco-friendly lifestyle down to a science. The actress, 34, spoke to Us Weekly about all the natural lifestyle changes she has implemented — including how she’ll tend to her post-summer dry skin and fix her own at-home beauty treatments. 

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According to the Neutrogena Naturals spokesperson, an earth-conscious way of thinking was ingrained in her from the start. “I think I grew up being taught a sense of responsibility and that translated into blanketing the world around me, where it was my love for animals or my personal challenge to myself not to be wasteful,” the actress revealed.  

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In part because of that, you won’t find the Frozen star loading up her cart at expensive beauty counter. Instead, she relies on natural products to DIY her own beauty concoctions. 

“I’ll rub raw coconut oil on my tummy and then it’s moisturizing and you smell like a Mai Tai, which is really lovely!” she said. 

The Veronica Mars alum also aims to keep rough skin at bay with a little self-indulgent DIY spa treatment.  

“I also love making little scrubs to keep in the shower. I’ll mix brown sugar, honey and a little bit of olive oil and scrub my body with it.“

Bell’s quest to achieve great skin via eco-friendly products is the reason why a partnership with Neutrogena Naturals works so well. The actress took an active approach to understanding everything from new skin care products to makeup. 

“I’m the one who’s always like, ‘When can we have an acne line? When can we have makeup?” she says. 

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However, it was most important to align with a beauty brand that is accessible and cost-efficient to women everywhere. 

“My sisters live in Michigan and they can’t get access to boutique products that someone maybe in California could, but they can go to their local drugstore and get Neutrogena Naturals,” she said. “If we’re going to make any impact on the planet or any impact in the health of this species, that’s really important to have it available to people.” 

As the weather gets cooler, the actress plans to rev up her beauty regimen with the green product line.  

“Going into fall I have drier skin because I wear so much makeup,” she explains. “When I use a cleanser I need it to be a little bit creamier and there’s a purifying cream cleanser now and I’m excited about that.” 

Bell’s most important tip for keeping flaw-free skin? “I always wash my face before I go to bed with the Naturals cleanser,” she tells Us. “Consistency and simplicity is what my skin really, really responds to.” 

Do you have any DIY beauty treatment tips? Tweet @UsWeekly using the hashtag #stylebyUs! 

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