Brooke Shields' Skin Cancer Scare

May 23, 2009 By:
Brooke Shields' Skin Cancer Scare

We all want a glowing tan for the summer. But heed Brooke Shields’ advice to take care of your skin!

The former self-proclaimed “sun worshipper” recently learned from her doctor that she had skin cancer on her face, and has treated it as a major wake-up call!

Brooke tells People, "I had a spot on my face. The doctor scraped it, and it turned out to be precancerous.

Brooke says she "used to think it was the best thing in the world to be baking in the sun" and who, as a teen, would use "baby oil and tinfoil and lemon in your hair."

But those days have changed, and so have the sun’s harmful rays, which just get worse by the year! She went on to say, "All my girlfriends and I would go up on the roof in New York; we didn't have to be at the beach. 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’s new attitude towards skincare doesn’t stop with her—she’s concerned for the well-being of her kids as well. She says, "My kids are translucent. They have red hair. They reflect! I thought, 'My God, I've got to get more vigilant about it.'"

We’re glad Brooke has wised up about the sun! No one looks good with a leathery face anyway! Use Brooke’s lesson as an example for yourself before hitting the beach this Memorial Day weekend!