Skin MD Natural Urges Use of a Shielding Lotion Along with Other Treatments

Beverly Hills, CA – A poll of U.S. parents of children who had been diagnosed with psoriasis found that 44% of those children had been bulled with 38% of those cases being a direct result of the psoriasis. Bullying often included name calling, teasing, and exclusion. Although psoriasis can develop at any age it often begins to appear between the ages of 15 – 25. This creates the potential for difficult years throughout high school and college.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease said to be affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans or 2.2 percent of the population. This common skin disease can leave the skin feeling itchy, with plaques of red skin that is inflamed and appears to be covered with silver-colored scales. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation these and other symptoms cause nearly 60% of people with psoriasis to report their disease as a large problem in their everyday life. While there is currently no cure for psoriasis there are skin care treatment options available that can help manage and treat outbreaks.

With psoriasis becoming a cause for bullying, a skin care treatment that targets psoriasis symptoms is becoming more important for parents. There are many treatment options available for parents but many of them come with potentially hazardous side effects. One of the most common skin care treatments for psoriasis is topical steroids. When applied topically to the skin, steroids can cause a thinning of the skin, easier bruising of the skin, and enlarged blood vessels. Besides the damage topical steroids cause to the skin, they can also result in adrenal gland suppression and even Cushing’s syndrome, which causes rapid weight gain in areas that can be particularly unsightly.

These side effects have dermatologists and parents looking for a better skin care option for psoriasis sufferers. 21st Century Formulations ( may have delivered the answer with their revolutionary shielding lotion Skin MD Natural. The use of a shielding lotion can help reduce the amount of steroid cream needed to effectively treat a flare-up. Dr. Peter Helton, a board-certified dermatologist based in Newport Beach, CA says he prescribes a combination of steroids to handle the inflammation along with a moisturizing cream. Helton explains, “A shielding lotion like Skin MD Natural combines the medication with a sealant that keeps irritants out and helps the skin to heal. We get faster results and the patient uses less medication. Hands down, a shielding lotion works better than any conventional creams.”

Skin MD Natural is committed to providing high quality natural skin care products and dry skin lotion for dry skin care. Their product line was developed by a team of innovative chemists, with over twenty years of experience developing personal care products for many internationally respected cosmetic companies. Skin MD Natural is formulated with a special blend of five natural plant extracts that provide skin with unbeatable moisture while being light weight and non-greasy. Skin MD Natural is also committed to protecting the environment and is proud to say Skin MD Natural and Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 are manufactured in the United States using 100% solar power, free of animal products and animal testing. Their blog, containing regular skin care tips, can be found at