“Water for Elephants” star Reese Witherspoon, is always glowing. While her recent wedding to Jim Toth may account for some of her sparkle, it can also be attributed to her strict skincare regimen. Witherspoon has said she takes an oral supplement in addition to daily sunscreen application to increase her skin’s protection from the sun. She also wears big hats when she's out on the beach.
Classic Hollywood tough guy, Clint Eastwood, got an early diagnosis on his skin cancer in 1997, and had surgery to remove the infected skin and reconstruct the removed portion before the birth of his daughter, Morgan.
Audiences fell in love with Rachel Bilson as Summer Roberts on “The OC,” as much for her bubbly personality as for her skin’s natural glow. Though, Bilson, a former Jergens’ 'Glow in the Dark' campaign spokesperson, says she’s made sure to protect her skin ever since she got sun poisoning on her lip when she was a teenager.
TV journalist Anderson Cooper struggled with skin cancer in 2008, having a cancerous lesion removed from beneath his left eye. Cooper says the lesion was due to overexposure to the sun.
A slimmed-down Kelly Osbourne is also taking steps to protect her skin. She’s recently become a fan of self-tanner. Osbourne said she first started using a spray tan when she was on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2009 and later endorsed St. Tropez self-tanning lotion. Osbourne rocked a spray tan at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Former “Ugly Betty” star, Ana Ortiz, said she uses a self-tanning cream to get her glow because she doesn’t go out in the sun anymore. She said she uses a drugstore spray tan for her legs when she’s walking the red carpet.
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor said in April 2008 that he was treated for skin cancer during a standard check-up. A cancerous mole was discovered just below his right eye.
"You have to be careful if you're pale-skinned and spend any time in the sun. I went to see a specialist who thought they were better to be removed, and indeed he was correct," McGregor said.
Maria Menounos, actress and TV correspondent, can be seen driving her convertible around town, but not without a hat or shades to accompany her sunscreen.
You hear Kristen Bell's voice every time you turn on "Gossip Girl", but you can also hear her speaking out against sun exposure to your skin. She was a part of Jergen's 'Glow in the Dark' campaign to raise skin cancer awareness, and vowed to obtain her tan from a bottle. And her skin protection methods have paid off - she was recruited to be the new face of the Neutrogena Naturals line in early 2011.
"It's an oxymoron to say you've got a healthy tan," Bell told the Associated Press in April 2008. "You want to glow."
In 2001, former U.S. President Bill Clinton had a cancerous growth removed from his back, which turned out to be basal cell carcinoma. In 1996, he had a precancerous lesion removed from his nose.
"Bleeding Love" singer Leona Lewis is a spokeswoman for Shunburn, whose motto is "Love the Sun, Respect Your Skin."
Supermodel Iman has been wearing SPF 50 sunscreen on her face every day for a decade since taking her dermatologist’s advice.
“At first I balked—I said, 'I have dark skin—I don't need that high of an SPF every day!' But I took her advice, and I'm convinced that's why my skin has stayed in such good condition. Women with dark skin often think they don't need to wear sunscreen, but everyone needs it—it has literally saved my skin," she was quoted as saying.
Josie Bissett, who played Jane on the FOX series "Melrose Place," and currently stars on "Secret Life of the American Teenager," understands the importance of taking care of her skin - her brother-in-law had melanoma. He has since recovered, but Bissett remains cautious.
Marcia Cross, who plays Bree on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," was also a part of Jergen's 'Glow in the Dark' campaign. Cross said she wears sunscreen everyday, rain or shine.
"I don't want sun spots or even freckles anymore," she told the Associated Press. Cross said she had two family members stricken with melanoma.
Former presidential hopeful and Republican Senator John McCain has been struck with melanoma three times. All of the cancer was removed surgically and he is in remission.
Actress and model Pamela Anderson was quoted by Famous People Magazine as saying she had a "near-death experience" in a tanning bed, which is why she now stays away from them. "I remember seeing a bright white light and heard voices," she said.
Actress Michelle Trachtenberg of "Gossip Girl" fame told Allure Magazine in May 2007 she felt the pressure from beauty advisors to darken her skin. "'And I’m like, ‘No, I’m going to embrace the pale.'"
With the number of skin cancer incidences growing, there's been a push towards embracing your natural glow or getting a quick, harmless self-tan, and celebrities are in on the action. From the strict sunscreen wearers to the skin cancer survivors, these celebrities have come out on top with a healthful, radiant glow.