Skin Condition: Oily Skin
The Problem: Oily Skin
Oily skin is a skin condition where the sebaceous glands (that secrete an oily, waxy matter) are overactive and produce excessive oil. Oil is good for your skin, but too much oil causes shiny, greasy complexion, acne, pimples, blackheads and large open pores. Oily skin’s large pores can trap bacteria, leading to more frequent acne and blemishes. Skin oil production actually increases during adolescence and begins to decrease as we age. However, hormonal imbalances during menopause or pregnancy can turn the oil production back on. Some people have a combination of oily skin in certain areas and dry skin in others. Oily skin ages slower than other types of skin.
Oily skin can be caused by diet, cosmetics, heredity, pregnancy, hormone levels, birth control pills and humidity and hot weather.
OILY SKIN FROM DIET
Certain foods trigger hormone signals that include an increase in blood sugar and a hormone called IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1). When this occurs, it triggers inflammation and the production of oil in the skin. Avoid dairy that is not organic (without hormones), fried or cooked oils, vegetable oil and excessive animal fats. Also avoid cold cereal, white pasta, white bread, dried fruit and pretzels. To flush out toxins and keep the skin hydrated, drink plenty of water. If you have oily skin, try to avoid sugar, salt, soda and junk food.
OILY SKIN FROM COSMETICS
Poor-quality cosmetics damage the skin due to harsh chemicals. Use makeup that is made with natural ingredients. Some makeup or skincare products can be too oily or too drying. The sebaceous glands respond by producing more oil. It’s best to find what SKIN TYPE you are and use skincare and makeup that is appropriate for your skin type. Find products that are non-comedogenic (do not clog pores).
OILY SKIN FROM HEREDITY
Large sebaceous glands can be passed down the family tree, so if your parents have oily skin, it is likely that you will too. Your genetics may also pass along the overproduction of androgen (male hormone), which affects oil production in the skin and a higher risk of prostate and breast cancer.
OILY SKIN FROM HORMONE LEVELS
Fluctuation in hormones due to puberty, menstruation, pregnancy or menopause stimulate an increase in sebum (oil) production in the skin. Extra hormones can also be released when a person is experiencing stress or illness.
OILY SKIN FROM WEATHER
Dry or cold climates cause dry skin. Sebaceous glands, responsible for oil in the skin, go into overdrive to compensate for dry skin. Hot weather, especially humid climates, stimulate sebaceous glands, leading to oily skin.
The Solution: Ultra Essence Skincare Products
It’s important to keep your skin very clean. But, people with oily skin need to be choosy about their cleansing products. Avoid products that contain harsh chemicals that strip your skin of its natural oils. When the skin becomes too dry, oil glands will overwork to compensate for the dryness. Avoid smoking since it promotes large pores and skin damage. After cleansing, use a natural moisturizer that is non-comedogenic (does not clog pores) and take the next step towards healthy, beautiful 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 oily skin.
- The main product we recommend from our skincare line for oily 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 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 also is 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.
“We love this stuff… My wife and I have been using Ultra Balm for 16 years. This stuff is great for my frozen New England hands!” ~ D. Zweibel, Cardiologist
- 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.
“Thanks to Ultra Sun Safe I don’t worry about my children and the sun. I know they’re well protected all day through all of their activities. At the beach or pool, when they go in the water this sunscreen lasts and doesn’t have to be reapplied over and over. This sunscreen is the best I’ve ever used and it’s certainly one less thing to worry about.” ~ Sheila Donaldson, Baton Rouge, LA
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.