Rachel Bilson Pledges To Stay Out of the Sun This Summer -- With Help from Jergens

03/16/2009 at 03:00 PM ET

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Rachel Bilson may have spent a few years in the O.C., but she’s learned her lesson since days spent tanning at the beach as a teen. The star has teamed up with Jergens to promise to get her tan from a bottle this summer and help raise awareness for skin cancer research through the Glow in the Dark initiative. Rachel talked to PEOPLE.com about her involvement, explaining that “growing up in Southern California, getting tan was a big part of the culture. Now being aware of how bad [tanning] is for your skin, you can still get that look and that glow without harming your body.” Rachel’s favorites include the natural glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer and natural glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 20, which she loves because “you can put it on and you can wear it and be protected.” Click here to make your own pledge to stay out of the sun this summer — even better than just protecting your own skin health, Jergens will donate $1 to the Skin Cancer foundation for every pledge made.

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M Cas on

she looks amazing

jamie on

I wish more stars would come out against laying out in the sun and tanning beds. Having a tan is not worth dying for and more people, especially young people need to realize that. One bad sunburn before you turn sixteen and you double your chances of getting melanoma!!

As someone who has melanoma let me tell you…it is not worth tan in a bottle works just as well and is much safer


Jergens is awesome; I own those products.

stephen on

I guess it’s true that People really isn’t journalism. What’s with all the blatant shilling? This isn’t news. It’s product placement. REPEAT: This is NOT NEWS. At least the ads that promise money or white teeth are labeled as ads. And of course, I see that I should be clicking on the ad that says he or she found an easy way to make $7,000 per month. Oh, I have to stop writing and go there. These sponsor photo shoots are just as bad. ALL FAKE.

Allison on

Of course People posts stories regarding products. Its how they stay in business, it’s callded advertising dollars!!! I love Rachel Bilson, and it’s great that she will be endorsing Jergens products and helping teens be more aware of the damage the sun can do.

deb on

I just wish someone would make a product that doesn’t turn your skin orange.

Rachel Bilson Says No to Risky Tanning | Healthy Hollywood on

[…] Rachel admits that, as a California native, she thought tanning was the norm. “Growing up in Southern California, getting tan was a big part of the culture. Now being aware of how bad [tanning] is for your skin, you can still get that look and that glow without harming your body,” the actress told People magazine. […]

Lynsey on

Self tanning products just do not work well, leaving people orange or looking like they have dirty palms, fingers, ankles and wrists.

Also, looking at her, she doesn’t even have a tan in this picture!

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