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Taking Care of Diabetic Skin

Posted on September 10, 2018 | No Comments on Taking Care of Diabetic Skin

Our skin is one of the most sensitive organs of the human body. It is prone to different kinds of disorders especially during the summer season. When the climate is hot, maintaining skin health and beauty is difficult to do. Proper care for the skin is essential to make the skin bare its healthy glow.

Diabetics should not neglect their skin during the summer. It is doubly important for them to take good care of their skin since skin problems are a major dilemma for many diabetics. Studies show that one out of every three diabetics has skin disorders related to diabetes. To avoid getting skin disorders, consider the following ways to keep the skin’s youthful glow.

DOs:
Beware of any changes in blood sugar level. It is an ultimate rule for diabetics. Controlling your blood sugar level is your first line of defense against skin disorders.

Maintain cleanliness. Always keep your skin clean. Wash your face and body with mild soap. However, don’t overdo it for it may dry and irritate your skin.

Let moisturizer be your friend. Use lotion or cream after you wash to keep your skin moist and healthy. Avoid moisturizing though in places where water and germs tend to hide – between your toes, legs, groin or under your arms.

Drink a lot! Water is essential in caring the skin from within. Drink at least two liters of water daily to keep the health and beauty of the skin with your doctor’s approval

Use sun screen protection. Sun’s harmful rays damage diabetic skin. Sun screen gives protection from any skin problems. Ask your dermatologist which sun screen protection will best suit your skin type.

Don’ts
Dry out the skin. Dry skin causes itching which often leads to skin disorders and wounds. Dry skin can also crack and let germs in your body causing infection.

Take hot baths. Avoid hot baths as these will only dry your skin. Use warm or tepid water instead.

Wear tight clothing. Let your skin breathe with loose clothing and all-cotton underwear.

Smoke cigarettes. Smoking cause narrowing of blood vessels and thus, poor blood circulation. This may result in poor wound healing and nerve damage.

Aside from controlling your blood sugar and cleaning your skin daily, don’t forget to see your doctor for any sudden changes in your skin and diabetes condition.

Feel beautiful in your skin everyday by doing proper skin care and by regularly taking your diabetes medication.

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