Q & A: What’s A Protective Cream?


protective-cream What is a protective cream? Do you need one? What’s it protecting you from?

Here’s your fast and easy answer:

Protective creams are designed to protect dry skin against harsh weather conditions. You need one if you:

  • Have dry, easily dehydrated skin and live in a climate that is very hard on your skin regularly, such as in hot, dry weather experienced in the southwest.
  • Live in a climate where the weather is occasionally very harsh (like the frigid temps here in New York City currently).
  • You have super-sensitive skin and live in a climate that is sometimes very harsh for your skin.

You won’t necessarily need a protective cream all-year round. It’s unlikely you’ll need one on a hot August day in Manhattan. But it would be super-helpful to use one on a very cold, blustery day to help avoid a raw, chapped, red complexion.

[Read more: What’s a serum?]

And if you live someplace very cold or very dry—let’s say Alaska or Nevada—you may very well need a protective cream on a more regular basis.

Does your skin care regimen currently incorporate a protective cream?protective cream


Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.

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