Skin conditions can be hard to treat and uncomfortable to live with. Whilst certain conditions require an in-depth diagnosis in order to be effectively treated internally, the uncomfortable external symptoms that they produce can be lessened by using the correct skin care products. If dry, flaky and itchy skin is your problem, then the solution may just lie in your skin’s barrier and effective ways to improve its functioning.


The Scaffolding of Skin

Skin is a multi-layered organ. The deepest layer, referred to as the hypodermis, consists of fat and connective tissue which support the dermis. Robust connective tissues, hair follicles and sweat glands are all found in the dermis. Lastly, the epidermis, also made up of connective tissue as well as dead skin cells, provides a very necessary barrier that protects the skin and the layers below from infectious agents and unnecessary moisture loss.

Barriers to Healthy Skin

Unless actively caring for your skin’s protective barrier, you will constantly be met with barriers to healthy skin. Many skin care products can end up stripping this protective barrier through chemicals that may be too harsh. For skin prone to dryness, flaking, itching and other problems, a shielding lotion restores this protective layer on the skin and assists with healing underlying skin disorders.

Who Should Use a Shielding Lotion?

Surgeons, doctors, physiotherapists and chefs whose day-to-day activities require frequent hand washing (which dries out the skin) would greatly benefit from a shielding lotion. Those who work with their hands in rough industrial environments or those who are exposed to certain external irritants such as mechanics and painters would benefit from a shielding lotion as well.

Gloves in a Bottle  

Wouldn’t it be amazing if protective gloves could be put on in a lotion form? Essentially, that’s what Gloves in a Bottle is – a shielding lotion that doesn’t just treat dry skin with moisture, but actually works to repair and strengthen the skin’s barrier for sustainable results by bonding with dead skin cells on the epidermis to create a shielding and glove-like protective barrier. For more information, contact Gloves in a Bottle or visit their website.