How many of you have dry, cracked, and even burning hands for the bulk of the Winter? I do. My hands have often gotten so dry that they have bled. So, when I was offered the opportunity to test Skin MD Shielding Lotion, I jumped at the chance.
I have to admit--I was skeptical at first. It's promises were quite lofty, but you know what? It performed! When I first put it on my hands, I was pleasantly surprised to find it light and non-greasy. I have used other lotions that have left my hands greasy for an hour after application. Skin MD has been so pleasant on my hands that I started using it every morning on my face as well. I love the fact that it has SPF 15--a huge draw for me because of my history of skin cancer.
So what is a Shielding Lotion and what makes Skin MD different?
"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."
Problem With Traditional Moisturizers
"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."
"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."
You can even watch a video HERE on how well Skin MD works...just like an "invisible pair of gloves!"
I highly recommend Skin MD. It came at the perfect time for me!