My hands are also the only dishwasher in my house, and all of that cooking and baking creates sinkload after sinkload of dishes!
My hands then turn into icky hands! Dry, cracked, and painful!
When Skin MD Natural asked me to review their shielding lotion, I was more than willing!
The first thing I noticed when applying Skin MD Natural was the smell...or lack thereof! You can occasionally smell a slight aloe scent, but it is so minimal, I'd call it unscented. Unscented, for me, is a GOOD thing!
The next thing I noticed about Skin MD's shielding lotion was how light and non-greasy it was. The lotion absorbed into my skin almost immediately and a very small amount went a long ways!
Skin MD Natural is not an ordinary lotion. Skin MD Natural is a specially formulated shielding lotion.
Here is what some dermatologists have said:
"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.
"When you have dry, itchy skin you know that the protective outer layer of skin has been stripped away. In southern Minnesota most people need to use a shielding lotion. In the winter they all get very dry skin. We also recommend shielding lotions for anyone who is exposed to chemicals in their work environment. Your skin is exposed to irritants and chemicals almost every day, even in a normal household environment, so a shielding lotion can be a useful dry skin care solution for most people.. And it won't create the negative moisture message skin can get from conventional lotions.
The 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 protect your own natural oils and moisture in the skin, so it heals faster," says Dr. Zogg.
"A conventional lotion is not formulated to protect the skin like a shielding lotion does. Conventional lotions only add surface moisture to temporarily alleviate dry skin or itching. Shielding lotions stay on because they bond with the skin and protect it for long periods of time. With this protection in place your skin keeps its own moisture in and has a chance to use this natural moisture in the deep layers of the skin to heal itself," states Dr. Lisa Benest, a board certified dermatologist of Burbank, CA
I used Skin MD Natural for 2 weeks, using no other moisturizer or lotion. I was most impressed with the change on my face. I don't like to use lotions on my face, because of the greasy feel. No greasiness with Skin MD Natural, and the dry patches I get in the winter disappeared when using the shielding lotion.
Skin MD Natural was also a wonderful lotion to use on my children. My son, especially, gets dry patches on his legs and cheeks. Skin MD Natural was gentle and cleared up his painful dry skin.
I didn't notice as big of a difference on my hands as I did with my face. But, the overall results of Skin MD Natural make me happy to have a bottle on hand, for me and the rest of my family!
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