Beverly Hills, CA, April 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- For skin care advice there is no one that you should be able to trust more than a dermatologist. After completing four years of medical school and up to five years of residency, dermatologists are the medical experts on skin. Unfortunately there are a number of things that many dermatologist may not tell you simply because our society today relies heavily on the use of over-the-counter and prescription products to treat a wide array of skin care conditions. And with the hundreds of new lotions that come out onto the market, most Dermatologists don’t actually know the ingredients that go into them or the actual tests that were done to support the healing claims.
#1. Using the wrong lotion can cause dry skin.
Conventional lotions that contain heavy artificial moisturizers and dangerous synthetic chemicals do very little for your dry skin. These lotions coat the skin in a greasy film giving you the illusion of moisture while they are actually damaging the way your skin functions naturally. Your skin produces natural oils to keep it moisturized and the over use of artificial moisturizers interferes with this process. Artificial moisturizers can trick your skin into thinking that it has enough moisture, causing a signal for your skin to stop producing its own natural oils. Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion will not cause this to happen because it works with your skin and not against it. "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, a board certified dermatologist.
#2. Most prescription and over-the-counter skin care products contain toxic chemicals known to be a risk to your health.
The skin care industry is a booming billion-dollar industry for both cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies alike. These companies are often vying for the attention of your dermatologist, encouraging him or her to prescribe you their latest product over competitors with healthier natural products.
#3. The best way to heal dry skin is to strengthen your skin’s own natural barrier.
Your skin’s natural barrier is designed to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. When your skin becomes damaged it isn’t able to keep itself properly moisturized and results in dry skin. To heal dry skin and protect healthy skin you must have a properly functioning skin barrier.
There is only one type of lotion designed to work with your skin and restore your skins barrier – a Shielding Lotion. Dr. Brain Zogg a board certified dermatologist describes how a shielding lotion works, "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. Shielding Lotions turn the outer layer of your skin into what could be described as a hydrating invisible shield, making them many times more effective than mere protective lotions and moisturizing creams."
#4. Most skin conditions are cause by the overwhelming amount of chemicals your skin comes into contact with daily.
Shampoos, antibacterial soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, colorants and other irritants bombard and penetrate your skin. These harsh chemicals and irritants break down your skin's natural protective ability, and strip away moisture, while others lodge in the pores causing irritation and other negative reactions. Limiting your exposure to products that contain unnecessary chemicals can help you prevent against dry skin and other skin irritations. Dr. Peter Helton a board certified dermatologist explains how you can protect your skin by using a shielding lotion, "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."
#5. Eating a well balanced diet containing the right vitamins and nutrients can help a wide range of skin conditions including acne and eczema.
The health of your body and skin starts with what you put into your body. Eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables while avoiding overly processed and prepared foods can change dull tired looking complex into beautifully glowing skin.