Skin Condition: Aging Skin
The Problem: Aging Skin
Aging Skin is caused by a combination of factors: ultraviolet radiation, pollutants, smoking, age, and repeated facial expressions. Aging skin might take longer to heal and also loses fat, making it thin, dull and textured. You may notice fine lines, wrinkles, dryness and age spots.
Mainly, genetics determines your skin texture and structure, but sun exposure is a major cause of wrinkles. Some wrinkles are just fine lines while others can become deep crevices or furrows. Most women notice wrinkling such as crow’s feet around their eyes, making makeup application more difficult. Another area of concern is around the mouth. You may not be sad, but the wrinkles sagging around your mouth might make you look that way. Then, there are the dreaded neck wrinkles that cause most people to look so much older.
Let's take a look at how skin ages from ultraviolet radiation, pollutants, smoking, age, and repeated facial expressions:
AGING SKIN FROM UV RADIATION
One of the major causes of early wrinkling is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This can come from the sun, tanning beds, sun lamps, some types of lasers, mercury vapor lighting (often found in stadiums and school gyms), and some fluorescent, incandescent and halogen lights. UV speeds up the natural aging process by breaking down your skin’s connective tissue (collagen and elastin fibers) found in the deep layers of the skin. Skin starts to lose flexibility when the connective tissue is compromised and it begins to wrinkle and sag.
AGING SKIN FROM POLLUTANTS
Air pollution in cities is emerging as the single most toxic substance for skin. It prematurely ages the skin by accelerating wrinkles and age spots. It is also linked to acne and worsening skin conditions such as hives and eczema. Toxic fumes in large cities such as New York, London and especially Dhaka in Bangladesh are fast becoming the primary cause of skin aging and other skin conditions.
AGING SKIN FROM SMOKING
Did you know that there are over 7000 chemicals in cigarette smoke (70 cause cancer and 250 are poisonous)? Smoking contributes to wrinkles and accelerated skin aging. Smoking also causes loss of skin elasticity. That’s why many smokers have sagging skin on their upper arms and breasts. The immune system is compromised by nicotine along with skin cell growth and skin inflammation, which can contribute to psoriasis. Did you know that women who smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day are more likely to get psoriasis (2 1/2 times more) than women who don’t smoke? The toxic impact that cigarette smoking has on the body includes poor skin healing, vasculitis, dull grey skin and spider veins.
AGING SKIN FROM AGE
As we age, the production of natural oils starts to decrease. This makes your skin look more wrinkled. Aging skin also becomes more fragile and has less elasticity. As we get older, the fat found in the deep layers of our skin also starts to shrink causing deeper wrinkles and loose, saggy skin.
AGING SKIN FROM REPEATED FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
When we are young, facial movements such as smiling or squinting form a groove under the surface of the skin that bounces back into place. As we age, our skin loses flexibility. Our skin has a harder time springing back into place after facial movements and expressions. These grooves remain and we end up with permanent features.
The Solution: Ultra Essence Skincare Products
To protect against aging skin, avoid sun lamps, tanning beds and strong sunlight. We recommend wearing protective clothing and using a daily sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. It is important to use skincare products that keep your skin hydrated, moisturized and nourished to heal and protect your skin. It is essential to find an anti aging serum that contains the highest amounts of retinol (vitamin A) to reduce wrinkles, renew and pump up aging skin cells, and stimulate the natural production of collagen.
The following Ultra Essence skincare products are dermatologist recommended and very effective for aging skin:
The main product we recommend from our natural skincare line for aging skin is Ultra Reverse, the best anti-aging, anti-wrinkle retinol cream for face and hands. Ultra Reverse contains one of the HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF RETINOL in over-the-counter products to renew and pump up aging skin cells. Retinol stimulates the natural production of collagen, which pumps up skin cells and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This exceptional serum is richly formulated with CoQ10 and green tea extract and retinol (vitamin A) to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin firmness and elasticity, and reduce psoriasis, rosacea, dark circles and age spots. Like its namesake, Ultra Reverse can help you reverse the signs of aging and leave your skin looking younger and healthier.
“I am 67 years old, and my face was showing age which was really upsetting me. I was at a women’s show in California and was introduced to your Ultra Reverse anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cream. I was highly reluctant to purchase it as I already had tried many over-the-counter products and a few prescription remedies as well. None of them give me the results I was hoping for. The booth was run by a family and every one of them kept insisting I buy this product, so I finally gave in and bought it. I am so glad that I did. I’ve been using it for about 6 months now and I see how the Vitamin A, combined with the other key ingredients, has truly made a difference in my facial appearance. Many of my friends are now asking me what I use on my skin because it’s looking so good. When I tell them it’s this cream that I found they think I’m lying and that I had Botox treatments. I highly recommend this cream. I am also using your Ultra Sun Safe now and am very happy with this product too!” ~ Carol Tordi, Santa Monica, CA
In addition to Ultra Reverse, we also recommend 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 Cleans 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.
“My search has ended. I have reordered this Ultra Facial Cleanse three times and wouldn't consider trying any other cleanser. My face has never been so clean and so smooth.” ~ Suzie Horton, Los Angeles, CA
- 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 and dry skin 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.
“This is the best shaving cream and all around skin softener I have ever found. I have been using Ultra Balm exclusively for 3 years, and everyone asks how I get my 50-year-old skin so smooth and soft. In fact, no one believes I am 50.” ~ Daniel Saunders
- 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.
“My husband and I go on vacations every year. We always go somewhere that has beautiful beaches. We started taking Ultra Sun Safe with us a few years ago and just love it. We really appreciate the fact that it’s in a 3 oz travel size tube which is allowed to be taken on the plane. Now we can take a few tubes with us and not have to buy a cream we don’t like when we’re away. Ultra Sun Safe is a daily part of our regimen – we don’t leave the hotel without it. This is a sunscreen I really trust.” ~ Mrs. Constantatos, Racine, WI
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 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.