“Bronwen, what is the MOST important skin care product I should use, for my skin to look and feel great?”
It’s one of the questions clients ask a lot!
Everyone thinks i’m going to reveal a powerful moisturiser, which no one knows about – but which will keep your skin hydrated and fresh…
Or perhaps i’ll unveil a serum I swear by, which is better than everything else on the market.
But while I actually do have great recommendations in both those categories, that’s not my answer.
The one skin care product I recommend above all others – and absolutely insist you use! – is…
… Our AlumierMD Moisture Matte Sunscreen!
Now, I know what you’re probably thinking.
“Sunscreen, how boring!”
… And it’s true that sunscreen might not be the sexiest skincare product. But when you realise how much the damage the sun does to your skin you’ll be rushing out to buy your supply.
Research shows that 80-90% of visible ageing is caused by the sun. That’s right! If your skin looks older than it should, the most likely cause is not the passing years… Or stress… Or lack of sleep…
…But too much exposure to the sun.
Your wrinkles and fine lines? One of the biggest reasons they appear is that UV rays break down collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep your skin supple and smooth.
For the same reason, sun exposure can make your skin looser and thinner.
It also causes sun spots and and pigmentation… Spider veins, because the sun thins your superficial blood vessels… And of course it dries out your skin too.
Now, we can treat all this sun damage here at The Guernsey Skin & Beauty Centre.
… But sunscreen will help you prevent it happening in the first place.
In fact, an enormous proportion of the skin issues, we deal with in the clinic could have been avoided, or at the very least delayed by several years, with some sensible use of sunscreen.
So use sunscreen daily – not just during summer, but all year around.
Re-apply during the day. Most sunscreens tell you to top up after 2-3 hours for a reason! And use a good brand (not just anything you can pick up from your local drugstore!) – like AlumierMD, which you can pick up next time you’re in The Guernsey Skin & Beauty Centre.
Most important – Take this seriously, and if you have any general questions about sun protection, let me know. I’m here to help!
The Guernsey Skin & Beauty Centre
2-6 Le Bordage | Eleanour House | St. Peter Port | GY1 1DB
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