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Beauty tips for diabetics

Taking out time for self-care is a major part of preserving our well-being, especially for diabetics. These tips will serve as a guide to maintaining…

Taking out time for self-care is a major part of preserving our well-being, especially for diabetics.

These tips will serve as a guide to maintaining beauty despite being diabetic.

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Massages

The power of massage can be restorative.

Massage can help improve blood circulation, reduce heart rate and blood pressure, decrease anxiety, and possibly even control counter-regulatory stress hormones and thereby help the body use insulin more effectively, according to the Journal of Pharmacy & Bio Allied Sciences.

Pedicure

Foot care is not just for beautification, but a powerful way of preventing and treating diabetic neuropathy.

The major possible challenge of a pedicure is picking up a salon-based infection. Physicians recommend diabetics have their sterile nail kit.

Control your blood pressure

People with diabetes are also at risk for high blood pressure, this can affect the skin because it is the largest organ of the body.

Take your blood pressure medication, and don’t forget to exercise.

It will lower blood pressure and blood sugar, and increase blood flow to your skin, allowing it to stay alive and healthy.

Avoid very hot water

It might feel good at the time, but showering or bathing in hot water is a bad idea because it can dry skin out.

Don’t let the water temperature exceed 120 degrees and don’t stay immersed for more than 10 to 15 minutes.

Always moisturize

A regular moisturizing routine will go a long way toward preventing dry skin.

The most important body areas to target are those most prone to drying and chapping like your legs, arms, back, and belly.

Eat healthy foods

That means whole grains, less saturated fat, and lots of fruits and vegetables.

There is one caution to note, though.

Not all fruit is the same for people with diabetes.

Limit your intake of dried fruits like raisins and cranberries because they have a lot of sugar packed into a small portion.

Treat wounds and sores

Don’t neglect them. If you find a nick, a scratch, a small cut, or anything that isn’t healing or that worries you, talk to your doctor right away.

Protect yourself from the elements and make a first-aid kit for your skin

To shield your skin from the cold or wind, cover your ears and face, including your nose, and wear a hat.

Also, wear warm gloves and shoes or boots.

Keep a first-aid kit close by to take care of your hands and feet.

It should include Antibacterial ointment, gauze pads, hypoallergenic or paper tape, prepackaged cleansing wipes (in case soap and water aren’t available).