The Hidden Cause of Dry Skin Revealed!
The PH Factor
First, what is “PH”? It means the “Power” or “Potential” of Hydrogen. The PH scale ranges from 0-14. A PH of 7 is considered neutral (water is neutral), anything over 7 is alkaline. The human body, in its most optimal state, would be alkaline inside but acid outside.
Now, let’s talk about skin PH. What does this mean? The human skin, when in great condition, is between 4.5-6.0 on the PH scale. This means that healthy skin is slightly acidic. The acid mantel is a film that spreads over the surface of the skin which is sebum (oil), sweat (water), and amino acids, mainly with other fatty acids. This acid mantel serves a vital purpose; a slightly acidic environment can fight off bacteria, fungus, and pollutants. The acid mantel can also be affected by hormonal changes, and stress causing a breakdown in the PH, but most breakdowns are caused by external factors.
When a breakdown occurs in the PH the skin becomes alkaline. When the skin becomes too alkaline, it can get very dry and irritated. It can no longer properly fight off bacteria which can lead to breakouts (PH imbalance may be the chief factor in acne). Most cleansers, especially foaming types, have a PH level of at least 8.0, and most soaps are from 9.0-11. This is shocking! These cleansers act as assaults on the skin and take 14 hours to normalize, and by that time, you have washed, bathed or showered again! What chance does your skin have to keep itself in good shape and recover with this daily assault? The answer is to keep your skin’s PH at the right levels, so that it can stay healthy, beautiful and soft.
There is nothing wrong with exfoliating your skin, but there is much wrong with harsh chemicals which disrupt your skins acid mantel. Most people are under the mistaken impression that cleaning the skin with soap will help to alleviate their problem, and better the skin. This could not be further from the truth!
When a skin condition exists, such as eczema, psoriasis, or other breakout, the skin PH all over the body can be affected, and it may be found that the entire surface of the skin has become way too alkaline. It is very important to get this PH back into normal range (4.5-6.0) as quickly as possible.
It is shocking as well, to know that the US has far less PH balanced products on the shelves than other parts of the world, yet our education and technology is far superior. Even though the information on PH is fully known by all major US beauty companies and skincare professionals, the data is not broadly published. This is because most skincare products have a high PH, well above 7.0.
The reason for high PH soaps, detergents, and skincare products in general, is their low costs and ease of manufacturing.
Lower Your Skin’s PH with Ultra Balm and Heal Your Skin
Unlike other moisturizers on the market, Ultra Balm maintains a PH Level of about 6.0. This is why Ultra Balm alone can hydrate, protect and repair your dry skin conditions without having a medicine chest stuffed with expensive skincare products and dry skin creams. Its balance of effective, natural ingredients, PH level and versatile applications truly makes Ultra Balm the best, go-to moisturizer. After all, "ultra" means "going beyond others" and Ultra Balm lives up to its name.
The lanolin in Ultra Balm acts as an emollient moisturizer, filling in the minute crevices of the skin to prevent cracking and shedding. It glides on to restore a smooth, soft and resilient quality to the skin. With daily use, wrinkles and lines are diminished as Ultra Balm skin cream replenishes a smooth and silky surface to the skin.
Ultra Balm also acts as an occlusive moisturizer, slowing down the evaporation of water from the surface of the skin by creating an invisible protective film. This allows the normal barrier function of the skin to be restored, making skin less sensitive and better able to hydrate properly. While this protective layer impedes the invasion of allergens and toxins, Ultra Balm’s deep penetrating protection keeps water sealed in the deeper layers of skin. To sum up, Ultra-Balm stimulates the ability of the skin to retain moisture and to slow down the effects of aging.
The antioxidants in Ultra Balm repair and stabilize the skin cells for optimum vitality. Ultra Balm’s antioxidants, vitamins A, D and E, seek out and repair damaged skin cells and restore health to cells that have been damaged by the sun, pollutants in the environment and the body’s own aging process.
- Vitamin A improves skin tone, elasticity and texture by smoothing the surface of the skin.
- Vitamin D helps in the growth of new cells and enhances the immune system.
- Vitamin E heals damage to the skin from exposure to the sun and protects against roughness, loss of elasticity, brown spots and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
These antioxidants have been carefully added to Ultra Balm’s balance of skin cream ingredients to obtain the greatest effectiveness possible for the best results.
Aloe is another key ingredient that makes Ultra Balm a premier dry skin moisturizer. Aloe has been known since ancient times for its healing properties, moisturizing properties and anti-aging results. Aloe is a deeply soothing and penetrating skin cream ingredient and the perfect complement to the other deeply moisturizing elements of Ultra Balm. Aloe carries its soothing and healing power into the deepest layers of the skin. The name of the game is moisturizing, and aloe helps to do that while also bringing an ancient healing touch.
There are so many skincare products on the market it can be costly and time consuming to go through trying to find the one that is best for a particular condition. Ultra Balm has a balance of ingredients with a proven and reliable track record for soothing a wide range of dry skin conditions including dry skin, psoriasis, eczema and more! That’s why Ultra Balm customers trust this moisturizer over all others.
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