Something For The Weekend AKA The Friday Bullet with my NEW eBook

You might have already seen the popup and you may have already beaten me to this and downloaded it, but today sees the launch of my first ever eBook!

An Easy Guide To Your Skin Concerns – a 100% free, 27 page long eBook covering a wide range of common skin concerns. Each skin concern is categorised into What It Is; Why It Happens and How To Treat It.

There are absolutely no product recommendations in the book, keeping it 100% unbiased. It’s a guide that I hope will allow you to learn more about your own skin concerns and empower you to make the best decisions when shopping for skin care.

If you love the book, please feel free to share it and I really hope you enjoy it. To download, just click here to go to the download page – the eBook is stored on my servers so don’t worry, there are no loopholes or weird links that need clicking, it genuinely is 100% free with no strings attached!

Posted at 11:01 September 23, 2015

Hi there! I just finished reading your book and really enjoyed it, especially the chapter on dark circles.
I was hoping you could clarify something you wrote in the SPF section:

“This does not mean that you can reapply after 7.5 hours of sun
exposure and get another 7.5 hours. No. This means that your sun
protection has given you safe levels of sun exposure for 7.5 hours,
meaning you’ve had your lot for that day”

This is the first time I’ve read this anywhere. I’m aware that reapplication is recommended due to perspiration, incorrect initial application etc. However let’s say none of these factors applied, then why would reapplying not extend protection for an additional 7.5 hours as used in the example? Is there research that states that the skin can only absorb so much suncreen a day? Have I just completely misunderstood?

    Posted at 22:46 October 3, 2015
    Thom Watson

    Hi Yasmine,

    That’s correct. A sunscreen is a filter rather than a block, meaning that it does allow a certain level of UV light through onto the skin cells. Therefore, with the example you’ve cited, you have exposed your cells to the maximum amount of radiation for the day. If you wanted to be out longer, then increase the SPF number.

    Hope this helps!


    Posted at 01:20 October 12, 2015

    Hey Thom,

    ahh, I see now what you mean and it seems so obvious now you’ve explained. I think the analogy of a filter works very well! Worryingly I think a lot of people are unaware of this crucial detail when using sunscreen. Thank you for taking the time to get back to me!

Posted at 09:56 August 24, 2015

This is great! I’m definitely downloading it to read this week!


Posted at 15:45 August 17, 2015
Alison Harriman

What a great little guide Thom! When I first saw you promoting it, I thought it was aimed at men, but the advice in it applies to anyone. I’ve downloaded a copy.


Posted at 18:54 August 3, 2015
Josh | The Kentucky Gent

Congrats on the new book! It’s definitely one that I could use right now, my skin is currently at war with the rest of my body.

Josh | The Kentucky Gent

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