12 Pieces of Skin Care Advice from Celebs Because Skin Cancer Is No Joke, As Wolverine Will Tell Ya
Celebrities are not perfect. No matter what they look like or how they act, they have the same health and beauty concerns that we all have. Hugh Jackman is no exception. Although he played a super hero in X-Men movies, the actor is not indestructible. Hugh Jackman just had his third skin cancer treatment within the past year. In November 2013 the actor said, "So just to be clear, it is skin cancer — it's a basal cell carcinoma, which of all the skin cancers, is the most minor. But you do need to take care of it immediately because it's growing."
He is right. Even though this might not be the most "severe" type of cancer, especially when caught early on, it is still very important to be conscious about. Jackman is not the only celebrity who has spoken out about preventing and treating skin cancer. Click through to see what 11 more stars have to say about the sun.
“I’ve done a lot of damage to my skin in the past, which makes me appreciate a great sunscreen now,” Kristen Davis, an Ahava sunscreen spokesperson, has stated.
“When I was a teenager, I got sun poisoning on my lip from sitting on a boat unprotected. It was not one of my best moments. Ever since then I’ve been really careful. If I want natural-looking color, I use Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer. My tanning days are over, and my glowing days are in,” said Rachel Bilson, a Jergens spokesperson, about her change in tanning habits.
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“I’m Scots/Irish heritage and (that’s what I get for) spending a misspent youth in Georgia with no sunscreen, ” William H. Macy explained to Kelly Ripa when she asked about a band-aid he had on his nose after he had a basal-cell carcinoma removed.
“You think that because you’re not in the sun anymore, it’s all in the past. And then something like that crops up and you’re made aware of how dangerous it really can be,” Brooke Shields warns. The actress had a skin cancer scare when she had a precancerous spot removed.
Jennifer Lopez shared the advice she got from makeup artist Scott Barnes: “The number one beauty tip Scott has taught me is to stay out of the sun. We’ve always worked with bronzers and self-tanners instead. It’s been over 10 years now that Scott has been telling me to stay out of the sun and it has saved my skin.”
Jennifer Garner, a brand ambassador for Neutrogena, is very passionate about sun protection: “One person every hour dies from melanoma, and it is our most preventable cancer! One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. That is crazy. And all we have to do to prevent it is to wear sunscreen daily. It’s also important to go to a dermatologist once a year. Many doctors even provide free screenings. Get yourself checked out.”
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Taylor Swift refuses to conform to the tan beauty ideals: “I don’t mind being pale. In high school, it seemed like everybody cared about being tan all year round, but I haven’t really thought about it since then. I don’t go to a tanning bed, and I get bored when I lay out. I put sunscreen on when I’m in the sun and sometimes I get tan, but I don’t really think about it very much.”
Tichina Arnold warns that everyone should be careful in the sun, no matter who you are or what you look like: “I was one of those women who believed ‘black don’t crack’…until I fell asleep in the sun and got a sunburn. I took an aloe vera plant and cut it open and put it all over my body. Now I wear sunscreen every day, even if it’s hazy.”
Supermodel Heidi Klum revealed the importance of sun protection: “I learned not to go in the sun early on in my career. A tan lasts for a week or two before it fades, and the sun is so damaging — it’s not worth it. I put sunscreen on my kids every day before school and before they play outside. They know the routine.”
“Sunscreen, definitely. I would never go anywhere without it. It’s my biggest beauty advice. I haven’t always been strict on that, but it’s something I’ve started thinking about more,” Kim Kardashian revealed as one of her top beauty and health tips.
So these words aren’t from the woman herself, but Christie Brinkley’s dermatologist Patricia Wexler revealed the secret to the model’s ageless good looks: “Christie is a surfer, but you’d never know it — she always uses sun protection, the number-one way to prevent aging.”