Jennifer Garner is known for her flawless, age-defying skin. You would think that someone as gorgeous as Garner would only use high-end skincare products to get her signature glow, but the actress says that she swears by her favorite $8 drugstore find: Sunscreen.
The mom of three doesn’t just wear any sunscreen; she loves Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen. Garner told Allure that she was first introduced to the product by her makeup artist who would “religiously” apply it to her skin before she walked on set. “She told me, ‘You won’t even notice that it’s there. It doesn’t change the look of the makeup, it’s so light, it’s so sheer, and it just keeps you protected,'” she recalls.
Now, Garner says she wears sunscreen every day and hopes that she can encourage others to adopt this important skincare step. “You don’t have intentions to brush your teeth, then not brush them,” she laughs. “We all brush our teeth, every single day. [Sunscreen] has to be as non-negotiable as brushing your teeth.”
Sunscreen does more than just prevent you from a sunburn. It’s needed to protect you from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays, which can cause premature aging in those who don’t wear sunscreen. “When you’re in your late 30s, any sun damage you’ve ever had shows up,” Garner says. “But by the time it shows up, it’s too late — all you can do is protect yourself from then on, which does matter, but my gosh! If I had just known at 20, how important sun protection was, I would have been as vigilant as I am now.”
She also shared a startling statistic: Just five sunburns over the course of your lifetime doubles your risk of melanoma! “Think of how many sunburns you’ve let yourself get,” Garner says. “It’s just unnecessary risk for yourself as an adult.”
Ready to get serious about sun protection? Take a cue from Garner and try one of Neutrogena’s amazing Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreens:
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