Being a diabetic can do a number on both your lifestyle and skin. It’s definitely a serious metabolic disease that can wreak havoc on many aspects of your life if not properly taken care of. I’m here to share a few tips that can possibly help the diabetic improve his or her skin, or at a minimum help maintain the current condition of their skin while battling this condition.
Skin Care Guidance For Diabetics
If you’re a diabetic, then you’ll be able to relate to these tips. Fell free to contact me and tell me that I’m completely wrong if you think I am. I do my best to research topics before I share them. However, I can’t always provide the most up to date scientific facts, although I’d really like to do so. At any rate, here are some of the findings that I was able to determine about diabetes and proper skin care.
Manage It Better
The first thing that’s going to sound pretty obvious is that you need to manage your diabetes best as possible if you want to control your skin condition. Many people have the misconception that it all starts on the surface but that’s not really the case. Instead, it starts from within and by that, I mean maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Those that put forth the effort to workout and eat well often find that they’re skin looks better and their diabetes is in better control as well.
I know this sounds contradictory to what I’ve just mentioned with regards to staying active. However, you’ve got to try and avoid sweat when possible. In the event that you workout or do something physically strenuous and you’ve sweat up a storm, then you need to shower immediately. This is important because it helps you minimize the irritation and harm that can be caused by bacteria and yeast.
Don’t Overdo It
When it comes to washing and cleansing your skin, you do not want to overdo it. If you’re taking too many showers or washing your hands a lot during the day, then I’m confident enough to say that you’re likely drying out your skin. When you do decide to wash your skin, remember to avoid high temperatures whenever possible. Skin that becomes dry often gets damaged the easiest.
Use A Moisturizer
I strongly suggest that you moisturize your skin all over your body. Put extra effort into your face, hands, and feet. These are areas that diabetics need to really take care of. You can easily do this by picking up a night cream and applying it each evening before bed.
Pick And Choose
It’s okay to be picky about the types of products that you’re going to use daily. Don’t be afraid to hold off on incorporating a product into your routine. Many of the products have ingredients in them that can severely damage your skin, especially if you’re diabetic and have sensitive skin.
I can’t stress how important it is that diabetics care for their skin. It’s likely not the first time that they’ve heard this, nor will it be the last. Feel free to share this with any diabetics you know. Follow up with questions or comments should you have any!