Why Nicole Kidman Is Cracking Down on Keith Urban’s Bad Beauty Habit

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Porcelain-skin beauty Nicole Kidman spoke on a panel in New York this morning for the Neutrogena Sun Event (she’s a spokesperson for the brand) and admitted that, while she’s consistently a solid sunscreen-applier, her husband, Keith Urban, isn’t always as diligent. 

“I wouldn’t have paid any attention to the [sunscreen] messaging if I had had olive skin,” the 51-year-old said, chalking up a lot of her SPF shrewdness to growing up in Australia, a country where the sun-safety message is strong. “But because I was so fair, I would burn within 15 minutes and my holiday would be over…I’m also pale and I want to stay pale.”

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“But I have a husband who wants to tan—can he do that safely with sunscreen?” Kidman asked one of the dermatologists on the panel, who told Kidman Urban better rethink his routine and that the only safe tan is a fake tan.

“I will now be really, really adamant with my husband that he can’t tan and use a lesser sunscreen—that’s what he thought you could do and I think a lot of people think that,” she said. “I’m always wanting to learn. There is a lot of fallacy out there…I care a lot about my skin and my children’s skin and the health of my family.”

Kidman also admitted that while she “wears that sunscreen!” she has had a “few things removed,” including basal cell.