Skin Condition: Dry Skin
The Problem: Dry Skin
Dry Skin is a common condition that causes dry patches and flaky, itchy and cracking skin. Dry skin can affect any part of the body, but commonly affects the hands, arms and lower legs. Older people are more prone to dry skin than younger people. As we age, the production of natural oils starts to decrease and our skin becomes dry and less supple. Dehydration, disease, hormonal imbalance, age, extreme temperatures and harsh chemicals can cause your skin to dry out.
DRY SKIN FROM DEHYDRATION AND DISEASE
Dehydrated skin is only temporary and is caused by a lack of water due to environmental factors, climate or not drinking enough water. It can also be caused by heaters, hot baths/showers, and age. Drinking water, not bathing or swimming in it, hydrates the skin. Psoriasis, diabetes, malnutrition, eczema and hypothyroidism are all associated with dry skin conditions.
DRY SKIN FROM HORMONAL IMBALANCE AND AGE
The thyroid hormone regulates the moisture levels in our skin. So, when the thyroid hormone is not balanced, too little will cause dry, itchy, flaky skin that may lead to eczema. Estrogen is another hormone that hydrates the skin. It stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid (tissue lubricant). Starting around the age of 30, estrogen production starts to decline in women leading to less hyaluronic acid and dryer skin. Also, as we get older, our skin becomes thinner and the outer layer of skin can't retain water as well as it once did.
DRY SKIN FROM EXTREME TEMPERATURES
During the winter months, humidity is low and temperatures are cold. Cold winds draw moisture out of the skin and less moisture in the air causes dry skin. In addition, we heat our homes, use space heaters and get the fireplace going—all reducing the moisture in our skin. Dry hot weather, with low humidity, also strips our skin of needed moisture. UV rays from the sun dry out skin by reducing natural skin-protecting oils. In addition to dryness, they also create sagging and wrinkly skin.
DRY SKIN FROM HARSH CHEMICALS
Soaps (hand soaps, bath-gels, shampoos, bar soaps and hand sanitizers)with harsh chemicals such as sulfates dry out the skin. Laundry detergents with harsh chemicals can cause your skin to break out just by being in contact with your clothes. These cleaning agents remove moisture from your skin as they are specifically formulated to strip oil.
The Solution: Ultra Essence Skincare Products
To protect against dry skin, use a humidifier especially in the winter months, wear gloves when washing dishes or cleaning, use warm water (rather than hot water) when bathing and use a long-lasting daily moisturizer that contains natural ingredients that balance the PH level of your skin and repair skin cells for more supple, youthful skin.
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 dry skin. They help hydrate, sooth sensitive skin and prevent future dryness:
- The main product we recommend from our skincare line for dry skin is 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.
“Dry skin on my legs causes severe itching especially in the dry winter weather. Ultra Balm is the only product I have found which relieves my condition.” ~ H. Mahoney, Engineer
- In addition to Ultra Balm, 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.
“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
- We also recommend Ultra Reverse, the best anti-aging, anti-wrinkle retinol cream for face and hands. This exceptional serum is richly formulated with CoQ10, 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. Ultra Reverse contains one of the highest amounts of retinol in over-the-counter products to renew and pump up aging skin cells. Reverse the signs of aging and leave your skin looking younger and healthier.
“I’ve had some fine lines and a crease between my eyebrows for several years. I kept trying different products and nothing was handling it. This was getting me crazy. I was at the point of seriously thinking of getting Botox. I purchased Ultra Reverse because my friend told me that this could help. I bought it with not much hope and after using it for about a month, I couldn’t believe how it worked! It diminished the lines and that crease, to a point where I wasn’t noticing it and had no attention on it, I actually forgot about the problem. It’s amazing! I am so happy. I would suggest to anyone who has similar problems, before getting any medical treatments, try Ultra Reverse!” ~ Claudia McDaniel, Houston, TX
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.
“I am a golfer and your Ultra Sun Safe is the best sun screen I ever used. It not only fully protects my skin, but it moisturizes it as well. I don’t believe there’s anything like it on the market.” ~ Henry Shaffer, Miami, FL
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.