Skin Condition: Acne
The Problem: Acne & Breakouts
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when dead skin cells and oil plug up hair follicles. This skin condition often develops into pimples, whiteheads or blackheads, and can pop up on the face, neck, shoulders, chest and upper back.
Acne is very frustrating for anyone, but it is even more upsetting for adults. Appearance matters on the job and in relationships; and a bad first impression can create an uphill battle in both areas.
Most dermatologist agree that acne is mostly triggered by stress, hormones and cosmetics.
When stress levels increase at work or a person feels that their family and social commitments are creating added pressure, adults may experience acne and breakouts. Our adrenal gland produces cortisol when we are stressed. Increased cortisol levels develop testosterone, which causes adults to break out more.
Adults with hormonal acne experience breakouts on the lower third of the face, jawline and neck. A woman’s menstrual cycle often triggers changes in acne. This occurs when oil glands produce more sebum (oily or waxy substance) due to an increase in the hormone progesterone.
Also, when women age, they tend to use more makeup. Many makeup brands use ingredients that clog pores, leading to acne.
The Solution: Ultra Essence Skincare Products
People with acne-prone skin should avoid products formulated to treat oily skin as they strip the skin of its natural oils (needed for moisture and protection). The skin actually starts to produce more oil when it senses that it is dry, which just makes the problem worse.
Even if you are prone to acne, use a moisturizer that does not clog your pores and contains natural moisturizing ingredients that soak in and don’t stay on the surface of your skin.
Use a cleanser that moisturizes and cleans at the same time and don’t forget to protect your skin from sun damage. Especially avoid soaps or products with drying ingredients such as sulfates, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
Ultra Essence skincare products are paraben free, gluten free, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), and hypoallergenic. They are formulated with natural ingredients that end dry skin forever, relieve skin conditions and reverse the signs of aging.
The following Ultra Essence skincare products are dermatologist recommended and very effective for acne-prone skin:
The main product we recommend from our skincare line for acne-prone skin is Ultra Facial Cleanse. Its non-greasy formula moisturizes and cleans at the same time. Ultra Facial Cleanse is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores or dry your skin out. Dermatologist recommended, Ultra Facial Cleanse nourishes, cleans and hydrates the skin to give you, not only clean skin, but healthy skin, too. It contains safflower and coconut oils, both known for their anti-aging properties and to assist with skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. It's also a wonderful makeup remover! The water used in all of our skincare products go through our multi-million dollar water purification system to guarantee that what goes on your face and in your skin is not only effective, but also safe and non-toxic.
“I’ve been using your new Ultra Facial Cleanse for several months and even though it thoroughly cleans my face, it doesn't dry my skin out." ~ Kenya Johnson, Salt Lake City, UT
- In addition to Ultra Cleanse, we also recommend Ultra Balm (or Ultra Handy Man for men). Ultra Balm is our signature daily moisturizer and a customer favorite for over 15 years. Ultra Balm’s non-greasy formula does not clog pores. It contains lanolin, vitamins A, D and E, grapefruit seed extract and aloe vera to repair skin cells that have been damaged by the sun, pollutants and the body's own aging process. These natural ingredients fight against acne to reveal a more clear, youthful-looking complexion. Ultra Balm is long-lasting and is formulated to moisturize the face and body without a greasy feeling that stays on the surface of your skin. Ultra Balm soaks right in as the skin welcomes the nutrients it needs to stay milky soft and balanced. Ultra Balm is proud of its formulation that maintains a PH Level of about a 6.0 helping to keep your skin healthy.
“For years my skin has been taut from dryness. After 2 weeks of using Ultra Balm 1 time a day my skin feels wonderful. No pulling or tightness!” ~ Karen Prier, Woodland, CA
- Last, but not least, we recommend Ultra Sun Safe, our 5-in-1 sunscreen: 1. Moisturizes 2. Hydrates 3. Firms 4. Soothes 5. Protects. Ultra Sun Safe is the best SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen/sunblock lotion with aloe vera and calming botanicals for effective UVA and UVB protection. Ultra Sun Safe moisturizes while it heals and protects, and is safe for baby and kids. It’s natural ingredients, such as shea butter, coco butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and grapefruit seed extract work together to refresh and restore skin. Its rich formula is water resistant and non-greasy—your skin feels velvet to the touch. Our hydrating formula is sweat resistant, will not run and sting your eyes, and absorbs quickly into the skin. It has no visible film and will not flake when dry to enjoy every daily activity in the sun.
“Your Ultra Sun Safe makes my skin feel well moisturized while it successfully has prevented me from getting sun burn. I am a runner and a swimmer, and I really appreciate this product.” ~ Sally Brayton, Atlanta, GA
The above suggested remedies and recommendations are for cosmetic purposes only. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Talk to your health care provider or dermatologist before taking any Ultra Essence natural skincare product with any prescription or over the counter drugs (including any herbal medicines or supplements) or following any treatment or regimen.