By peoplestaff225
Updated April 24, 2008 04:00 PM

Actress Jennifer Garner, 36, sat down for an interview in the new issue of Self to talk about her love for summer, sunscreen, her daughter Violet Anne, 2, with husband Ben Affleck, 35, and much more.

Jennifer recently was contacted by Neutrogena for help in raising awareness on the benefits of sunscreen and the importance of sun protection. Although Jennifer describes her childhood on the Chesapeake Bay with her sisters, and their time spent "roasting like peanuts" in the hot sun; now, as a mother, she has a new take on the sun and says "any color at all, it’s an accident!"

Jennifer’s newest project, a romantic comedy called The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, with Matthew McConaughey, comes out next year. The family is currently living on the East Coast.

Click below for the interview and photo highlights!


(Jen is wearing a Beth Bowley top ($100).)

On summer being her favorite season:

On being more motivated in the summer to work out:

On preparing her body:

On everyone thinking she is always pregnant:

On exercising:

On not feeling like she has to work out constantly:


(Jen is wearing a dress from MaxMara and bangles from Melody Rodgers.)

On protecting herself from the sun:

On being the sunscreen carrier in the Garner-Affleck family:

On Ben wearing sunscreen:

On baby skin being amazing:

On noticing a wrinkle:


(Jen has on a dress from Moschino Cheap and Chic and bangles from Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel ($270).)

On growing their own food:

On her favorite summer meal for the family:

On how her vacation style has changed since becoming a mom:

On regretting her fame:

On her favorite summer vacation spot:


(Jen’s blouse is from Tory Burch ($175) and the jeans are J Brand ($158).)

Source: Self; May issue. Scans courtesy