Leading dermatologists are recommending and using Skin MD Natural
Skin MD Natural shielding lotion is being recommended for dry skin and tough to handle skin conditions because of its high quality natural ingredients, lack of harsh chemicals, and proven effectiveness. The hydrating protective shield that Skin MD Natural provides helps strengthen and restores the natural skin barrier allowing skin to heal itself. Skin MD Natural lotion is a name you can trust for skin care products that are safe, gentle, and non-irritating.
Why top dermatologists are recommending Skin MD Natural over traditional moisturizers
Dr. Peter Helton board certified dermatologist Newport Beach, California explains the new concept of shielding lotions, benefits of natural ingredients, and why he uses Skin MD Natural shielding lotion himself.
"The concept of a shielding lotion is relatively new to dermatology and skin treatment. It binds to the skin such that the environment is not allowed to penetrate and desiccate the skin, essentially forming an invisible shield around and throughout the skin just like an invisible glove would. This is important as it allows the moisture to be maintained within the body and disallows, stops any products from harming the skin, like cleansers, acids, and all everyday solvents that we come into contact with."
"Natural ingredients such as aloe which has been used to treat inflammatory conditions and is known as a natural healing agent used for centuries. Other ingredients such as vitamin E which is anti-oxidant and helps protect the structural integrity of the skin, fat-soluble parts of the body. Natural ingredients such as Arnica Montana, which is also know anti-inflammatory and preventative in bruising. Chamomile which is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and even has calming effects on the skin, is added to Skin MD to make it a more natural product."
"Skin MD Natural has also an added benefit of forming a natural barrier, sealant on the skin, keeping its own natural moisture inside, This obviates the need for having to put an external moisturizer several times during the day, as Skin MD lasts a good portion of 8 hours with one application. This is important, because it decreases your need for applying excess moisturizer and allows body to take care of its own moisture needs without the added bother of putting on another cream."
"I frequently use Skin MD here in my dermatologist office as a skin treatment for people who wash their hands several times a day. The added benefit of this product is that it does not wash off right away, as long as you apply it every 6-8 hours it protects your hands better than a pair of gloves."
"Previously all other moisturizers used glycerin as a humectant. What a humectant is – is an ingredient that draws in moisture from the air and allows moisture to be maintained within the body. Skin MD has a proprietary new ingredient that is proven to be 6 times more effective than glycerin. That is, as far as I know, the only product on the market that has this ingredient."
Dr. Lisa Benest board certified dermatologist Burbank, California explains the problems with traditional moisturizers and why she recommends shielding lotion to her patients.
"Regular moisturizers are designed to add moisture onto the skin. However it does nothing to repair the barrier so it's an endless cycle of constant moisture application onto the skin without healing and curing the dry skin. Many traditional moisturizers restore the moisture to the skin on a temporary basis, but after continued use actually send a message back to the skin saying it doesn't need any further moisture to be produced by the skin, and so we can end up with the opposite condition where the skin is less hydrated than prior to using the moisturizers.
With the shielding lotion, first off it's a thin layer, so it does not clog the pores, it allows skin to breathe and it is what we call non-comedogenic – it won't promote acne. But in addition, it also protects the skin while allowing it to breathe. There are thousands of skin irritants that exist in our environment that weren't around just decades ago – things like soaps, shampoos and cleansers – can strip away the natural barrier.
In my practice in dermatology I see many incidents of contact dermatitis, where the natural coating has been stripped just from daily use of soaps and other irritants. So at that point any kind of chemical can enter into the skin and cause contact dermatitis. We see this as red dry itchy skin. Now shielding lotions such as Skin MD will help restore that barrier and then maintain that barrier even after hand washing so that it's protected against any harsh chemicals that our skin may come in contact with. It is an excellent skin treatment product."
"A shielding lotion is a lotion that provides a natural barrier on top of the skin to protect it from outside chemicals and irritants. In addition it also acts to keep the moisture and the oils in the skin, so that the skin can heal itself. Shielding lotions not only protect the skin's barrier but they restore the moisture to the skin and allow the skin to continue to moisturize itself, so that your skin does not become addicted on the moisturizer and ultimately cures the dry skin."
Dr. Peter Helton board certified dermatologist Newport Beach, California
"In dermatology studies we use a measurement called trans-epidermal water loss. Basically this measures how much water is evaporating from the skin over a certain period of time. Most moisturizers on the market actually increase the trans-epidermal water loss. Now what this means is that more water is evaporating from the skin, causing a loss of moisture. Skin MD shielding lotion not only reduced the amount of trans-epidermal water loss, but over time increased the skin's ability to moisturize itself."
Dr. Brian Zogg board certified dermatologist Albert Lea, Minnesota explains how the protective abilities of Skin MD Natural shielding lotion.
"Shielding lotions are lotions that form a protective shield with the outer layer of skin and help keep out irritants and chemicals. They also allow the natural oils and moisture to remain in the skin so it can heal better. It is a big advantage that shielding lotions are light and go on without a greasy mess. Your skin needs help to keep out these moisture-robbing irritants. A fundamental difference between Shielding Lotions and traditional lotions are that shielding lotions enhance the skin's own natural protective abilities by turning the outer layer of skin into what could be described as a hydrating invisible shield making them many times more effective than mere protective lotions and moisturizing crémes."
"When your skin gets dry and itchy in winter you know that the protective outer layer of skin has been stripped away. Artificial moisturizers in conventional creams and lotions can send a signal to the moisture producing parts of your skin that enough moisture is present. Your skin then makes less of the natural moisture needed to resolve a dry skin problem. With a shielding lotion you replace the outer layer and protect the natural oils and moisture in your skin, so it heals faster."
Dr. Wayne Weber board certified obstetrician/gynecologist Los Angeles, California explains why he uses Skin MD Natural and why the idea of plain lotion is just outdated.
"I've been using Skin MD Natural and I really have found that it has helped me a great deal. I primarily use it because I, as a gynecological surgeon I scrub my hands a lot, which can cause severe irritation and I have found that it does help prevent irritation as well as allow my skin to have its normal moisture content."
"Another area that it has really helped me a lot – a constant exposure to latex sensitivity. I use latex gloves, which can cause sensitized skin and lead to possible allergy. It certainly has helped me a great deal and I feel that anything that prevents irritation to the skin, which it certainly does as a unique shielding lotion, has ability to help prevent that kind of sensitivity – possibly developing allergy down the line."
"I have just found this skin care product to be very easy to use, I put it on before surgery and it stays on for a number of hours – I found it to be very effective in that area. Utilizing the incredible ingredients that have been developed in this product I think it is really helpful in terms of providing the moisture, and preventing irritation and so on. That's really, I think, a breakthrough in skin treatment at this point in terms of shielding lotion, in terms of protecting one's skin and so on. I highly recommend for anybody to try, I think it would be very beneficial."
"The whole idea of just plain lotions is probably outdated in terms of some of the technology that is available these days. This actually works in conjunction with the normal process and normal mechanism that we have in our bodies to protect themselves. If we can prevent irritation from getting into the skin, down to the layers where the skin is actually active – the skin is going to work much better.
This actually stays with the skin, bonds with the outer layer of skin and in that sense it works in a much different way than most of the other lotions do, which we tend to put on, and they come off and they don't necessarily do their job. This tends to do the job because it actually bonds with the outer layer of skin, prevents the irritation, prevents irritating substances from actually getting into the skin, or to the lower layers of the skin and allows the normal healthy process to continue so that the skin can stay healthy."
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