Fear of skin cancer and aging is drilled into us every spring and summer by beauty magazines and Banana Boat ads, but let’s be honest: Sometimes we still skip the SPF. Tans are slimming and hide flaws like cellulite and scars, so it’s easy to get addicted to the sun. Plus, the same magazines telling us to avoid UV rays are filled with tan models and actresses – not exactly encouraging!
So we wanted to give you proof that taking care of your skin is worth it, and that it doesn’t always mean sacrificing beauty. We’d kill for skin like Liv Tyler’s, Julianne Moore’s, Rachel Weisz’s, or Naomi Watts’, who prove that ivory and porcelain can be prettier than tawny, honey beige. It’s summer, but these ladies make us want a whiter shade of pale: