Skincare Advice for Diabetics
The skin is the largest organ of the body, it’s affected by everything else that affects your health. Getting into a good skincare routine is even more important for your overall health if you’re diabetic as elevated blood sugar can slow down wound healing and increase the risk of infections. Skincare for diabetics is not that different to someone without diabetes, however extra precautions should be taken and there are some Diabetic Skin Care Products you can use.
✔ Moisturize frequently
Diabetics wounds take longer to heal which can cause infections and lead to more serious problems, so its important to moisturize regularly to prevent the skin from cracking, breaking and even bleeding.
Everytime you wash your hands or anywhere, moisturize after. See how you can improve your skincare routine.
Avoid over-using topical steroid creams – Speaking from experience I can tell you they really do thin your skin, making it prone to breaking and cracking. If you do have eczema or other dry skin conditions that do require steroid creams when inflamed, apply them 20 minutes after your moisturizer twice a day for only 2 weeks.
I recommend anti-inflammatory, healing CBD infused products for skin on the face, hands and feet to help nourish and repair skin.
Gold Bond Ultimate Diabetics Dry Skin Relief is ideal for all over the body. It contains Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Vitamin A & Vitamin C making it great for dry, cracked and even bleeding skin. The nourishing lotion heals skin is just one one hour.
✔ GENTLE Daily Exfoliation
The key to help the skin on your body absorb the moisturizer in the first place is exfoliating the skin. If you don’t, the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin are creating a barrier, so your skin doesn’t absorb the moisturiser as well. The skin on the body is thicker than the skin on the face and therefore requires daily exfoliation. Give your soles of your feet a good scrub as it’s the thickest skin on the body.
Detox Skin Brush, Amazon
Skin Care Beauty Tips: Start body brushing. A Detox Skin Brush a great tool to increase circulation which improves all the organ functions. Please use carefully as diabetics have reduced sensitivity. DO NOT use on broken skin.
✔ Drink Plenty of Water, Caffeine-free and Sugar-free drinks
Keep the skin hydrated inside out. A glass of water in the morning, before and after meals and before bed to help you remember. Add a slices of cucumber, lemon and lime for thee most refreshing, infused water. 👌
Use a Motivational Water Bottle to make sure you’re getting your daily amount in.
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✔ Eat foods rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Fish like Salmon, Sardines, Herring, Anchovies and Mackerel, as well as Tofu, Soybeans, Walnuts, Flaxseed and their oils are all great to nourish the skin. Getting enough of these healthy fats on a regular basis is especially important for diabetics, who have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. See how to avoid complications with Diabetes or prevent it if you’re pre-diabetic.
✔ Avoid Very Hot Water
We all love a nice, hot bubble bath but try not to stay in it for longer than 10-15 minutes if you have diabetes
as it can dry out your skin further, and lower blood pressure.
As diabetes contributes to nerve damage, making your feet less sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, stepping into super hot water could scald you before you feel anything. To prevent this, keep the water temperature at 105°F (40.5°C) or lower. Always dip your elbow in first to test it.
Rubber Duck Thermometer, Amazon
You could even get a cute little Rubber Duck Thermometer to be safe and make sure the temperature’s just right.
Keep an extra close eye on any areas affected by neuropathy (nerve damage) and make sure to seek medical advice at an early stage.
✔ Take Care of your Feet
Diabetes Canada website shows adults in Canada with diabetes have 20-fold greater chance of being hospitalized for non-traumatic lower limb amputation than adults without diabetes.
See a foot doctor to remove corns or calluses, or if you have persistent dry skin. If your doctor has given you permission to treat corns or calluses on your own, gently use a pumice stone to remove corns and calluses after a shower or bath when your skin is soft. Using a Dry Body Detox Skin Brush gently, can also help soften the skin.
Air dry your skin and dry it thoroughly, including in between the toes to prevent fungal infections.
Amazon’s best-selling foot cream – O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream to relieve and repair cracked heels within days.
Skin Vitalz Skin Care Beauty Tips: Apply lots of moisturizer to your feet and put a sock over it for a quick, moisturizing foot mask.
Euricin is recommended by most pharmacists and health care providers. Designed to treat an affected foot efficiently as it helps retain moisture in the feet as well as repair dry, rough skin with a 95% success rate for curing. When used regularly, you should see results in just two weeks.
Let your body heal itself naturally. The limber CBD Cream formula uses ingrediants that have analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties to ease the soreness and discomfort that come with a hefty workout, an arthritic hand or juggling the kiddos all day, such as a healthy dose of acai, arnica and curcumin to restore your body faster.
Stay Hydrated Inside & Out
The key to dry skin isn’t just moisterizing your skin with diabetic skin care products, it’s keeping you skin hydrated from within too. Eating and drinking the right food & drinks is important for your skin too, as well as keeping on top of your exfoliating and moisterising.
Hope that helps anyone with skin problems related to Diabetes.
Other articles you might find useful:
- Prevention and Diabetes
- How to Control Diabetes with food
- Skin Care Routine Steps
- CBD Skin Benefits & INSTANT RESULT Products (with before and after images)
Stay hydrated & well!