Jaime King is a former model (hello, does anyone else remember seeing her on MTV’s House of Style?), mom and sunscreen advocate…which makes me love her even more. I got the chance to interview the actress while she was at a Neutrogena Long Live Skin event as an event ambassador and I’m excited to share what she has to say about all things sun and more.
Do you wear sunscreen every day?
I apply sunscreen every day. People think if it’s cloudy out you don’t have to apply sunscreen, but that is just not true and when the biggest mistakes happen. I also apply it to my kids every day. The minute they get up before they put their clothes on, we put on sunscreen. It’s a routine, just like brushing their teeth. I also think it’s important to lead by example. Not only do they see me applying it on them, but they see me applying it to myself.
How do you fit SPF into your beauty routine?
People always ask me what my top beauty tips are and I always say sunscreen and water, so it’s easy to fit sunscreen into my beauty routine. Also, all of my makeup has sunscreen in it, but I always do double duty!
What’s in Your Beach Bag?
First and fore most sunscreen – that’s a no brainer. I don’t carry much in my bag because I don’t love getting sand in it, but I always have books and headphones.
VIP Sunscreen Statistics
(watch my get preachy cause these are important to know)
- On average, more than 350 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every hour - even though skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers
- According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), consumers often do not get the UV protection stated on the sunscreen label because they grossly under-apply, using less than half the recommended amount
- Just 1-2 severe sunburns can increase the risk of melanoma by 40%