What is the difference between petroleum jelly and shielding lotions?
A man by the name of Robert Augustus Chesebrough discovered petroleum jelly in 1859. He noticed that oil workers would use a “gooey jelly” to help heal their burns and wounds. Petroleum jelly is made up of mineral oils and waxes, which then forms a semisolid jelly-like substance. They are usually extremely thick and can be very tacky. When you reapply it throughout the day it can cause you to delay your day to day activities because it takes a bit of time to dry fully down. Most petroleum jelly companies are also not cruelty free or vegan.
So what is the alternative to a petroleum jelly?
A shielding lotion is an innovative and far more effective lotion. It bonds with the outermost layer of your skin cells, enhancing the skin’s ability to retain your natural oils and moisture. It then supports the skin’s ability to shield against irritants and allergens. The best thing about a shielding lotion is that it is non-greasy and instantly absorbs. Also, it does not wash off. Shielding lotions come off when your skin exfoliates. Skin MD Shielding Lotion is made up of amazing, botanical ingredients that soothe your skin and protect it at the same time. Skin MD is also vegan and cruelty free!
So when do I need a shielding lotion?
Similar to when you would have traditionally used a petroleum jelly, however, there are even more uses for shielding lotions.
Shielding lotions protect you from:
- Latex glove powder
- Gardening chemicals
- Anti-bacterial soaps
- Hand sanitizers
Shielding lotions repair your:
- Dry skin
- Irritated skin
- Acne, breakouts
- Dry fingers, elbows or feet
“A conventional lotion is not formulated to protect the skin like a Shielding Lotion does. Conventional lotions only add surface moisture to temporarily alleviate the dryness or itching. Shielding Lotions are an effective dry-skin treatment 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.