The tennis tour stopped in early March due to the coronavirus pandemic. While many tennis stars are finding new ways to stay engaged during the hiatus, Venus Williams is taking this time to expand its business.
Venus created a unique invisible sunscreen for all skin tones in collaboration with The Sunscreen Company and Credo as an extension to the EleVen by Venus Williams. She launched the EleVen by Venus X Credo Beauty collection on credobeauty.com on Thursday.
In an interview with ESSENCE, Venus revealed how she can handle quarantine life. She explained that at home, she has helped her organize herself and create new products for self-care.
“My sister Serena always wore sunscreen” – Venus Williams
Williams explained that she tries to take advantage of the time she has to do other things. The 39-year-old thinks she has more time because she spends less time finding things.
The 7-time Grand Slam champion also revealed that she was not a big sunscreen fan. She felt she was “invincible” and did not require any protection from the sun’s rays.
“I’ve been a big fan of having sunscreen – not at the beginning of my life. But as I got a little older, I began to understand the value of taking care of your skin, ” said Venus.
“And not only the skin of the face, but also the skin of the body. My sister Serena always wore sunscreen. I never did, but I would see her wearing it all the time, and I think one day it just clicked like, ‘Oh, my god. I’m in my thirties and not serious about this. What if I’ve wasted all this time? ‘ She added.
“As an African American, I felt like Oh, I have a built-in sunscreen. I don’t need sunscreen. I am invincible. But that is not the truth. I’m glad I got wise, but I just wish I would have done it sooner, “ she concluded.
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Venus Williams has always been an inspiration to millions around the world on and off the court. Doing wonders even during the shutdown will surely encourage many people to use this time and do something productive while staying at home.