AceShowbiz - Nicole Kidman has blamed bad sunscreen for the amount of time she spent indoors as a child.
The Oscar-winning actress was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but relocated to Australia at the age of four with her parents.
However, the move to sunny Sydney spelled potential danger for her pale skin and she has now shared that she often avoided going outside for fear of burning.
"For me growing up, sunscreens had not been revolutionised in the sense that you wore thick white zinc cream to protect yourself. But now there's sheer zinc that's not sticky when you put it on. Now that there are products that let you do the things you want to do, anything is possible," she told People magazine. "I'm passionate about it because for a lot of my childhood I couldn't be as outdoorsy or sporty as I would have liked."
Having been an ambassador for skincare brand Neutrogena since 2017, Nicole is now part of their Every Day is a Sunday campaign which reinforces the notion of applying sunblock on a daily basis.
And the Hollywood star is ensuring that her daughters, nine-year-old Sunday and seven-year-old Faith, who she shares with her husband Keith Urban, understand how to stay safe in the sun.
"Raising two little girls, I want them to be active, yet I want to be a responsible mother and protect their skin so they thank me when they're older," the 51-year-old added.