Urea #1 skin remedy for a myriad of skin conditions. Actually, urea is a compound naturally found in the human body and exists in every HEALTHY cell. Here I will share about the benefits of using urea. Urea has been medically proven in various clinical studies to have extraordinary anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that promotes fast healing of dry cracked split skin, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne, burns and other types of problem skin.
Urea is a white and odorless powder produced from salt compounds and DOES NOT come from any animals or humans urine
The body uses this type of urea in the same way as the urea naturally found in the skin. Scientists call it a true “humectant” because it is an important component of the body’s moisturizing process. Unmatched for its hydrating properties, urea can increase water content to the skin to a level of 97.8%! This is far more than any other natural substance. Found in the surface layer of the skin (epidermis), urea plays a vital role in maintaining the skin’s moisture balance and the suppleness of the skin. Urea is non-toxic, non-allergenic, colorless and odorless.
Urea is naturally present in healthy skin, but when the skin is dry, and in some skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, the level of urea in the skin is greatly reduced. As a result of the reduced levels of urea, the water binding capacity of the skin is decreased and moisture is lost. This leads to roughness, tightness, scaly or flaky skin and irritation. A great urea cream gives your skin the ability to attract moisture from the atmosphere and “pump” it back into thirsty cells.
Urea causes hard dry skin cells to “unpack” and expose their water binding sites, thereby enabling the cell to absorb and retain additional moisture. By virtue of it’s inherent qualities urea skin cream produces astonishing results as an eczema skin treatment and a psoriasis skin treatment.
In a clinical study, urea has been proven to heal serious wounds and burns without any scarring.
Further studies have shown tremendous anti-bacterial and anti-septic qualities which is critical in preventing skin infections.
Urea has an anti-itching effect that has a very rapid effect on problematic red itchy skin rashes and even the common mosquito bite.
A large number of studies have confirmed the beneficial effect of urea creams for many of the skin problems people face today. Evidence shows that urea cream is useful for all degrees of dry skin.
If the skin is very dry and scaly, a large amount of the cream is taken up by the horny layer. Urea may produce a temporary minor sting due to hypo-osmolarity (intense penetration) of the cream and not because it is irritating to the skin.
Urea is much more than just a moisturizer because unlike other creams and lotions, it has many different beneficial effects on the skin: it not only acts as an extraordinary therapeutic agent for skin disorders, but also attracts moisture to the skin while at the same time preventing water loss in the skin layers in a way that no mineral oil or glycerine-based lotions or creams can.
In the many years of laboratory studies researchers discovered that, unlike just about all other types of moisturizers that contain high levels of pore clogging mineral oil that simply sits on the top layers of the skin and do nothing to improve, urea actually increases the water-binding capacity of the skin.
Independent studies have concluded the following: Water hydration in the skin was measured after a 10% and 20% urea was added and showed a sharp increase by 97.8%. On the other hand, mineral oil decreased skin moisture by 41.5% and petrolatum decreased skin moisture by 62% respectively.
On the beauty end, urea penetrates the deepest layers of the skin, plumping up the skin for a firm, supple, wrinkle-free appearance, (water retention within skin cells gives skin its elasticity and wrinkle-free appearance) providing skin renewal and benefits that other formulas cannot. Urea is naturally found in healthy, young skin and is an important part of your skin’s natural, moisturizing system.
Urea is a scientifically proven moisturizer and is a far better moisturizer and skin treatment than even the most expensive oil-based creams or lotions that you can buy or get as a prescription from your doctor. Skin needs water, not oils, to make it soft and younger looking.
So many of the commercial and often astronomically expensive lotions and creams we buy to soften dry skin are composed of some level of mineral oil, which we think will moisturize and beautify our skin. But in reality, urea does a much better job of moisturizing the skin because it keeps water within the skin layers, making it supple and soft.
You’ll be absolutely amazed at the softness and beauty of your skin after even one treatment with urea cream. Old dead skin immediately flakes away, and your skin becomes wonderfully soft, rosey and with time, even wrinkles will disappear.
DRY & HAIR LOSS
More than half of the men and women in the United States experience thinning hair with about 30% of these by age 30. This condition affects 50% of women over the age of 50. This can be traumatic for anyone because losing hair can affect self-esteem, confidence and relationships.
Although there are no definitive answers as to what causes a person to lose their hair, there are a number of general factors to consider.
1) Stress can release excessive hormones that may interrupt hair growth.
2) Thyroid malfunction can also do this.
3) Genetics (heredity) play a big roll as well.
4) Shampoos and other hair products containing the chemicals PHTHALATES, DEA, MEA, TEA, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE and FRAGRANCES can cause a red, drying rash on your scalp, around the eyes and along the neck, with flaking, peeling, itching and eventual loss of hair. (The federal government doesn’t limit their use NOR are they required to be listed on the bottle!!)
5) Diet, allergies, lack of sleep and taking medications can have a powerful effect on the daily functioning of the scalp.
6) Internal virus, bacteria, or general illness can upset scalp balance.
7) Scalp cells that become packed and clogged eventually kill the hair follicle. It is believed that too much androgen, a testosterone-like hormone, and a build up of collagen are responsible for this effect.
Three Main Reasons For Loss of Hair:
1) Too much androgen, a testosterone-like hormone, in its natural form responsible for dense male body growth, and in its synthetic form, used in birth control pills, can often be responsible for balding in women. Androgen accumulation can cause a hair follicle to die.
2) Bad circulation – A lack of blood flow can shrink and kill the hair follicle because it is not getting a sufficient supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients.
3) Infectious Condition – can lead to inflammation of the hair follicle so severe it permanently destroys the hair follicle, resulting in bald patches.
Some Scalp Disorders Include:
Traction alopecia is the most common type of hair loss. It can result from the overuse of heated styling tools (blow-dryer, flatiron), chemical treatments (hair dyes, perms), or ponytails, extensions or braids that are too tight and can be reversed if caught early but it could also lead to permanent loss of hair due to damaged hair follicles. Alopecia areata is the result of stress which leads to bald spots.
Seborrheic dermatitis is an exaggerated form of dandruff caused by yeast (malassezia). It can result in inflammation of the hair follicles. After a while, a red, itchy, dry rash develops on the scalp and can also develop on the face as well around the eyebrow area, nose and ears.
Psoriasis occurs on the scalp and body and is caused by the immune system causing a proliferation of skin cells. Basically, the cells don’t shed and build up.
The Hair Follicle
The hair follicle has a limited effective lifetime. There are three phases of growth: active hair growth, rest phase and hair falls out phase.
Of the three main reasons for hair loss, it is mainly the alterations in the metabolism of androgen in the body that brings about hair loss. Androgen is the male hormone that plays a very important role in both hair loss and hair growth. You see, the most important structure of a hair follicle is the dermal papilla, which is responsible for hair growth. It is responsible for deriving nutrients for hair follicle growth. It is very important for a person to have proper nutrition to maintain hair.
Certain scalp conditions tend to shrink hair follicles, create a wax like substance around the hair roots, as well as prevent proteins, vitamins and minerals from providing the needed nourishment to sustain life in the hair of these follicles. With this, the hair follicles tend to reproduce at a slower rate.
The goal is to revive tired hair follicles and prevent the remaining active hair follicles you have from becoming dormant due to the hardening of the follicles.
Many customers ask over and over again, “What natural things can I do for my hair loss?”
Here a 2 step hair plan that has literally helped 1000’s:
Step 1) First, apply on scalp urea at night before bedtime by rubbing it into the parts of the scalp affected allowing it to absorb overnight. Urea can then penetrate the 7 layers of the thicker scalp skin and unpack sticky, dead cells that are suffocating your hair follicle that results in loss of hair.
Step 2) Then following this with the right shampoo is critically important. Stay away from highly commercialized and highly advertised products with chemical filled ingredients. I believe in using only naturally made products made with herbal ingredients. I have seen time and time again that using an effective shampoo is critically important.
Three highly effective ingredients in an herbal shampoo should include tea tree oil, shea butter and urea. These three ingredients provide a powerful formula to strengthening the scalp and preventing hair loss.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea Tree Oil has been used for many, many years by people around the world for its’ extraordinary medicinal qualities. It has a very helpful restorative effect on skin infections and scalp disorders of every kind.
Shea Butter: This thick, rich butter has a soothing, moisturizing and protecting effect. Shea butter also helps cell regeneration and capillary circulation.
Urea: Has been medically proven in various clinical studies to have superior anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that helps promote fast healing of dry, cracked, split skin, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne as well as dry, itchy, flaky scalp as well as adding much needed moisture. A natural shampoo doesn’t disturb the natural pH of the hair & scalp like most commercial shampoos do. It should be so gentle and mild that it can even be used on babies and small children and be safe for the whole family.
Continue with this 2 step program with consistency. When your hair loss is resolved, you can simply continue with just the shampoo to KEEP your scalp healthy and pH balanced. Remember, plan to be consistent for your good results! If you have a “hit or miss” attitude your results may be delayed or hindered all together.
DRY & CRACKED FEET
Dry feet is a very common and potentially painful condition. I have seen many people suffer from cracked heels, itchy and dry feet. Believe me, it can make even the simple act of walking, very painful. Skin problems dealing with the feet may appear at any age. Whether from work, the environment or a physical condition such as psoriasis, eczema, diabetes, or dermatitis , the skin on your feet is actually very vulnerable to problems. Since there are 2000 pores on the bottom of the feet and they are the largest pores anywhere on the body, great care is essential.
The following is a short list of some very common concerns that I have seen:
Calluses: are hard, thickened areas of skin which form on the bottom of the foot and can also be found on the toes. Over time, walking straight becomes a problem.
Dry Skin: skin on your feet can sometimes become dry and cracked, particularly on the soles where the most pressure is put. In time, this can lead to chronic scaling and itching. Constant splitting in between the toes can become quite painful.
Infections: good hygiene is important to prevent dry feet and infection. People with diabetes are prone to foot infections from poor circulation and a loss of feeling.
Itchy Feet: severe dryness can lead to itchy red skin on the feet. Constant scratching can make the skin split and peel.
Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis: these are conditions that many times appear on the feet. Compound the scaly, itchy symptoms with bacteria growth and sweat and the problem worsens.
Athlete’s Foot: is a parasitic fungal infection of the epidermis of the foot that produces scaling, flaking, itching, blisters and cracked skin over the affected areas. . The term “athlete’s foot” refers to the disease and not the micro-organism or fungus that causes it.
Bunions or Hammertoe: are boney conditions can cause constant rubbing inside your shoe and result in irritated skin and subsequently, dry feet.
Nail Fungus: these infections usually develop on nails continually exposed to warm, moist environments, such as sweaty shoes or shower floors and can irritate surrounding skin.
These factors can increase your risk of developing nail fungus: Smoking, Perspiring heavily, Working in a humid or moist environment, Wearing socks and shoes that hinder ventilation and don’t absorb perspiration, Walking barefoot in damp public places, such as swimming pools, gyms and shower rooms. Scratching and rubbing can lead to further complications. Certainly, never try to “file down” hardened skin or calluses on your dry feet with a pumice stone since pumice is porous and can harbor harmful bacteria.
Here are some preventative measures I have recommended and that produce excellent results:
1) Check Your Feet – check feet every day for blisters, cuts scratches and nail problems.
2) Hygiene- wash your feet daily using lukewarm water with mild, “non-soap” anti-bacterial cleanser . By reducing the bacteria count, you will minimize the risk of infection. Remember, bacteria can instigate a number of irritating and often debilitating problems so don’t skimp on this one.
3) Environment- always dry your feet thoroughly, especially between your toes. This is important to prevent development of breaks in the skin as this can lead to fungal infection.
4) Moisturize – Moisturize – Moisturize! – use urea designed to replenish much needed moisture to dry feet that have cracked and flaky skin. Urea penetrates 7 layers deep and apply it without skipping even a day! Your feet work hard and they need daily attention.
The best foot cream should contain vitamins, plant extracts, shea butter and urea to repair and hydrate problem dry feet quickly and stop the itching associated with fungus infection, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. A cream that also carries with it anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties is CRITICAL.
And NEVER use anything on your dry feet that contains the ingredient MINERAL OIL since this a by product of making gasoline from petroleum….imagine that!! Add to this the fact that the molecules of the mineral oil are too large to even pass the pores of the skin and will only sit on top of your skin “sealing in” the germs and suffocating your already thirsty skin.
To summarize the routine I recommend for people who have dry cracked feet:
A Simple 2 Step Program For Problem Dry Feet:
This daily foot care program is designed to help you prevent and repair foot problems and take proper care of your feet.
1) First, use a non-soap anti-bacterial cleanser as your ONLY foot cleanser to cleanse away skin bacteria. When your feet are clean you will do much to keep harmful germs that cause infections and odors away! And don’t forget to dry feet carefully.
2) Then apply urea that is also anti-bacterial, thoroughly rubbing into the soles and heels, particularly areas of thick or rough skin to restore and protect them. Do this EVERYDAY! Your feet deserve it and need it to stay healthy and to keep your skin moist and problem free!
You can buy urea 97% and add one teaspoon to 8 oz of water, then rub this into your skin, hair or on your feet. You can apply it everywhere on your face, scalp and body. Do it daily. From time to time use additionally shea butter or aloe vera without any other ingredients to regenerate the skin and hair cells. Never use oils or commercial cosmetic products,all contain different poisonous ingredients!