Tips for Diabetic Skincare
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases with the biggest impact on quality of life, as it affects many aspects of our health, including our skin’s health.
High glucose levels and poor circulation cause skin problems, such as itching, dryness, diabetic dermopathy, ulcers, etc.; these conditions must be prevented or treated to keep the skin in good condition.
Among these problems, dryness is the most common, accompanied by peeling, lack of elasticity, and increased thickening (which doesn’t mean more resistant), especially on the hands, legs, and feet.
Lotion is better than cream
In the case of diabetics, hydrating lotions are more effective and easier to apply than creams, since lotions aren’t as thick. Lotion can penetrate the skin more and is absorbed more quickly than products with thicker consistency.
Urea, an ideal moisturizer for diabetic skin
One of the most natural moisturizers ideal for diabetics is urea, as it activates the skin’s immune system that protects even the outermost layers, hydrating deeply, improving flexibility, and helping in the natural shedding of dead skin cells.
Plukenetia volubilis (Sacha inchi)
Also known as inchi, Sacha inchi, Sacha mani, Inca nut, and Inca peanut, it’s an oleaginous (oil-producing) plant native to the Amazon, and its seeds have been shown to be high in protein, oil, tocopherols, and antioxidants, such as vitamins A and E, and omega 3-6-9 fatty acids.
Sacha inchi oil is the perfect oil for domestic, industrial, cosmetic, and medicinal human use, surpassing even the most common oils, such as olive, sunflower, soy, corn, palm, peanut, avocado, etc. It helps the skin maintain its natural hydration, relieves irritation, and helps protect it from free radicals to combat signs of aging.
Glycerin is another crucial ingredient in diabetic skincare, as it helps maintain hydration for longer, improving elasticity and creating a barrier for protection against external factors.
If you’re looking for a lotion that repairs and hydrates the skin gently and effectively, especially diabetic skin, this is the one for you. The DBTs Lotion by Avena Instituto Español relieves symptoms of dryness providing a soothing, regenerative action for the epidermis, thanks to the active ingredients contained in its formula, among which are urea, Plukenetia volubilis (Sacha inchi), and glycerin, which all help to nourish and regain the elasticity of diabetic skin.
- Specially-made for diabetics and otherwise sensitive or dry skin.
- Reconstructs skin collagen.
- For extremely dry or cracked areas.
- Protects the veins and circulation.
- Antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Alayón, A.N., & Echeverri J, I. (2016). Sacha Inchi (plukenetia volubilis Hnneo): ¿una experiencia ancestral desaprovechada? Evidencias clínicas asociadas a su consumo. Revista chilena de nutrición, 43(2), 167-171.
- Cuídate Plus. Diabetes: consejos para controlar el picor de la piel.
- Wikipedia. Plukenetia volubilis.