If you only used one skincare product for the rest of your life, this should be it...

Ask any dermatologist or skin care specialist and they'll all tell you that the single most important thing you can do for your skin every single day (rain or shine, summer or winter) is wear sunscreen. Not only does wearing sunscreen help to prevent skin cancer, which in and of itself is really reason enough to wear it, it also also helps to prevent premature aging, wrinkles, brown spots, discoloration and more. In short, it’s your number one tool to help keep your skin healthy and glowing for a long time to come.

Ultraviolet exposure is the number one cause for premature aging of the face and sunscreen helps to protect your skin from these harmful rays. With so many sunscreens on the market sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose which one is best.

The Canadian Dermatology Association recommends sunscreens that are:

  • Broad spectrum with a SPF 30 or higher

  • Low potential for irritation

  • Non-perfumed or minimally perfumed

  • Non-comedogenic (doesn’t promote acne)

Despite the crucial importance of sunscreen, recently there has been increasing debate around them, in particular the impact of sunscreen chemicals on our bodies and on the environment. Because of this, a lot of people have started to turn towards mineral based sunscreens as opposed to chemical based ones.

Mineral sunscreens contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as their active ingredients and rather than getting absorbed into your skin they sit on your skin’s surface and act as a shield against the sun’s rays. This also makes mineral based sunscreens an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin.

The issue that a lot of people find with mineral based sunscreens however is that they can leave a heavy whitish film on your face which can feel sticky and look well, less than desirable. Finding a light mineral sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white-ish residue can be quite the challenge but thankfully AlumierMDs sunscreen line more than meets the mark. Their broad spectrum, non-comedogenic mineral sunscreens are all a minimum of SPF 40 and to top it off they go on like a dream, no whitish residue, no heaviness!

Wearing sunscreen shouldn’t be a chore, like any good skincare product it should make you feel good. AlumierMD is an elegant and luxurious product and you’ll want to put it on which is more than can be said for a lot of other sunscreens!

To learn more about this and other AlumierMD products book a skincare consultation with Dr. Robert Dale today!

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