Dry, cracked skin is more susceptible to germs and increases the risk of infection, so special attention should be paid not only to a balanced diet, but also to proper skin care. The advice provided by the pharmacist of the "Euroaptikas" Ieva Zvagule and MFD health center "Pārdaugava", dermatologist Lāsma Kalnbērze will be useful not only for people with diabetes, but for anyone who has skin problems in the cold months of the year.
"Diabetes is a serious condition requiring a person to be more careful about his body than a healthy person can afford. Unfortunately, the effects of this disease are often felt by the skin. It will definitely be grateful for the healthy, proper and vitamin-rich diet that will allow it to get valuable nutrients. However, other tips will be useful to avoid some common skin health problems, "said Dr. Lāsma Kalnbērza, a dermatologist at MFD Health Center" Pardaugava ".
People with diabetes often have a dry skin, so it is advisable to use gentle detergents such as soap and shower gels and shampoos. It should be remembered that hot water is not a good friend for normal skin, but people with a tendency to dry skin are especially advised to avoid hot baths and showers. After washing the skin should be thoroughly thickened and rubbed with body oil, lotion, cream or flower. "The skin can be extremely dry in winter," says Lāsma Kalnbērza, "so keep your face and hands in cold and windy weather: use a protective flower or a high-fat cream before shining, protect a lip balm and always wear gloves." Important in cold and dry conditions. maintain adequate humidity in the rooms in the months as dry air also drains the skin.
In turn, the pharmacist of the "Euroapketas" Ieva Zvagule reminds that a real supermoter is a vegetable oil that, when absorbed in the skin, helps to create a natural protective layer, moisturizes the skin and thus prevents it from getting out of the skin: "All natural oils contain a lot of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, which has an antioxidant effect, as well as other oils and water-soluble vitamins that have a beneficial effect on skin function. The proportions of the substances are different in each oil, but each of them saves, nourishes and nourishes the skin, protects from germs, reduces inflammation and redness. The options are wide – coconut, avocado, almond, argent, nightshade and various other oils! If it's hard to find the right one, a pharmacist will be happy to help! "
Irritation of the skin, irritation, allergic reactions
People with diabetes are more likely to develop skin irritation and irritation, so it is advisable to choose products that are sensitive to the skin without excessive fragrances, dyes and other chemicals that can irritate the skin. Diabetic medications can also cause scabies and allergic reactions – in which case you may need to change them in consultation with your doctor.
"Wet and warm environments are beneficial for the growth of bacteria and the development of infection, so keep dry areas of the skin between and below the chest, groin and armpit," says Lomas Kalnberzas. "In these skin areas, there should not be a cream in an overly thick layer, because excess moisture can contribute to the development of fungi. However, dehydrating powders can help keep these places dry. "