What is a shielding lotion
What makes Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion different than conventional lotions?
A shielding lotion is a new type of lotion that is formulated to duplicate the skin's natural actions to help heal dry, damaged skin. Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion becomes part of the outer layer of skin working to strengthen the skin barrier, keeping the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. Conventional lotions don't utilize the skin's own natural moisturizing oils; instead they cover skin with a greasy layer of artificial moisture. This greasy, artificial moisture can send the wrong message that skin is hydrated and doesn't need to produce it's own natural oils that protect and moisturize. After extended use of a conventional lotion skin can form a dependency causing it to become more dry and damaged if use is stopped. With prolonged use Skin MD Natural helps restore the skin's own natural moisture-production cycle that becomes damaged by the use of other, more conventional lotions.
"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 dry skin," says Dr. Lisa Benest, board certified dermatologist.
The protection of a shielding lotion to prevent dry skin:
There are thousands of skin irritants in our modern environment that didn't exist even 50 years ago. These irritants can strip the protective barrier off your skin causing dry skin, eczema and other skin problems. This brings about the need for a new type of dry skin care solution – Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion.
Shampoos, antibacterial soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, colorants and other irritants bombard and penetrate the skin. These harsh chemcials and irritants break down the skin's natural protective ability, and strip away moisture, while other lodge in the pores causing irritation and other negative reactions.
Unfortunately, conventional lotions have one basic goal - to simply make up for the moisture that our bodies are losing by adding an external source of moisture. Many common household products and even soaps are absorbed directly into your skin, causing skin disorders or just plain dry, cracked skin. Also, when participating in activities from gardening to painting, furniture restoration to fishing, or any exposure to harsh weather you are further drying and irritating your skin.
Using Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion adds an extra layer of hydrating protection to skin that helps prevent the absorption of irritants and chemicals that are responsible for dry, cracked skin.
"Shielding lotion is a lotion that forms a protective barrier on the skin and keeps out irritants and chemicals. It also allows 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," says Dr. Brian Zogg, a dermatologist in Albert Lea, MN.
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