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New Shielding Lotion Solves the Four Most Common Causes of Dry Skin



Dry skin is an extremely common skin condition that has Americans spending millions of dollars on dry skin lotion. No one wants to suffer from the uncomfortable itch of dry skin or the unsightly flakes and cracks it can cause. "It is often a fallacy that only people who work with solvents need a barrier cream like this," says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Peter Helton. "Everyday household items like soap, can dessicate and dehydrate your skin enough that the natural barrier is broken."

Frequent hand washing: Many health care professionals and people in the service industry sfrequently wash their hands for safety purpose. The constant exposure to water and harsh chemicals usually contained in antibacterial hand soaps causes dry cracked hands. Using a shielding lotion that is water resistant and re-applying as directed can help avoid the cracked fingertips from frequent hand washing.

Misuse of moisturizers: Many moisturizers only coat skin with a greasy layer of chemicals and do very little to heal your dry skin. Many contain toxic ingredients that actually damage and irritate your skin. The only way to heal dry skin is using a shielding. Shielding lotions strengthen the skin's own natural barrier and helps protect against irritation, stopping dry skin before it starts.

Long hot showers and baths: Nothing is more relaxing, but there is also nothing that will give you dry skin faster. Hot water strips your skin of its own moisturizing oils causing it to become dry and itchy. Instead opt for shorter showers using warm water.

Cold weather: During the colder winter months the humidity level drops and your skin loses moisture more rapidly. The frigged bite of icy cold winds can also irritate skin causing it to become chapped, red, and sometimes even painfully raw. If you enjoy being in the snow apply a shielding lotion to help your skin retain more moisture and avoid the burn of chapped winter skin.

If you haven't noticed, we have mentioned using shielding lotions rather than conventional moisturizers. Shielding lotions are a brand new discovery in the field of skin care, which restore the natural oils of your skin. For more information, go to http://www.skincarenet.org and learn about this new technology.




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