Showing posts with label skin care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skin care. Show all posts

26/08/2022

How to take care of the skin in diabetes?



 When the body does not produce enough insulin to break down and use the carbohydrates supplied with food, the level of glucose in the blood inevitably rises.

 

For diabetic patients, monitoring and regulating blood sugar levels is vital. High blood sugar levels  in the body have many negative effects on organs and nerves.


 

In addition, high blood sugar levels in diabetic patients also have a negative impact on skin health.

Manifestations of diabetes on the skin


Diabetic patients often experience very dry, tight and itchy skin. 

The body tries to eliminate excess glucose  through the urine. With frequent urination, a large amount of fluid is released and the skin becomes dry.

 

Dehydrated skin is much more susceptible to infection , as bacteria can penetrate through the microscopic dry cracks on the skin 's surface .


High blood sugar also damages nerves in the skin. Minor injuries are felt only later or not at all by patients. Sometimes severe inflammation of the skin and underlying tissues develops , such as diabetic foot.

 

The lack of insulin has an inhibitory effect on the normal growth of skin layers, making it difficult for wounds to heal.

 

All of these factors contribute to diabetic patients having vulnerable skin that requires special care.

 

With dry skin, daily hydration is an important factor. Chronically dry skin that is prone to inflammation requires special care. Many diabetic patients have  dry, itchy sores.

 

When the skin tightens from dryness and the itching becomes unbearable, patients injure the site and lesions appear. Bacteria and other pathogens can pass through the damaged skin barrier and cause infection.

 

Instead of succumbing to the itching, it is recommended that we apply skin care creams. Diabetic patients should use moisturizing creams.  It is important that creams contain vitamin E and substances that help preserve the skin's natural moisture, such as jojoba oil.

 

Skin creams are preferably fragrance-free, and it is essential that they are free of irritating chemicals that can aggravate the problem, so certified organic products should always be chosen.


Patients with sensitive and dry skin, including diabetic patients , should not spend too much time in the shower or bath. It is well known that excessive time in the shower or bath dries out the skin .

 

Long showers remove part of the fat layer of the skin, which protects it from external pollutants and pathogens .

 

Patients with diabetes should take only short showers or baths, use pH-neutral shower gels, and use moisturizing skin care products after each shower or bath.


Because the skin of diabetic patients is drier, it is easier for foot and nail fungus to penetrate the skin barrier.

 

That is why diabetic patients should pay special attention to regular foot care procedures .

 

This includes:

  • Short daily foot baths
  • Foot care lotions with a neutral pH
  • Carefully drying the spaces between the toes, where bacteria and fungi easily multiply due to the moist environment.

This susceptibility of patients to fungal skin infections  means that, especially during the summer swimming season in both indoor and outdoor pools, there is an increased risk of contamination and infection.

 

It is important to use flip-flops when using public pools and showers so that bacteria, viruses and fungi cannot penetrate the skin .

 

References:

https://www.cuerpomente.com/salud-natural/tratamientos/piel-diabetes_10375


19/08/2022

What are the most important elements of acne skin care?


 

Caring for acne-prone skin requires some extra care—reading cosmetic ingredient labels to use products that won't clog pores or make acne worse. 

 

Cleansing the skin


It is recommended to use cleaning products specially created for skin with acne .

 

Products that help clear acne contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

 

It is important to clean the skin with gentle movements so as not to worsen the acne or lead to scarring.

 

Using a terry cloth or other fabrics can make the acne worse .

 

Skin hydration

In fact, moisturizing creams are an essential part of an acne skin care routine .

 

Acne treatments that are recommended by a professional may contain drying ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, which can strip moisture from the skin and make it look red and irritated.

 

A good hydrating product will retain water in the skin and help you avoid unpleasant dryness and flaking.

 

It's important to use lightweight, oil-free moisturizers labeled "non-comedonogenic"—meaning they won't clog pores .

 

It is important that they contain ingredients such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which retain moisture in the skin .

 

It is recommended to avoid heavy, oily products that contain ingredients that cause acne and breakouts, such as cocoa butter, mineral oil or cooling creams.

 

Exfoliation and face masks

Face masks and scrubs have very little effect on improving acne.

 

A gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that's formulated for your specific skin type —oily, dry, or combination—will do much more to keep your face acne-free.

 

Shaving without acne

Shaving can be both a plus and a minus for a man's skin if he has acne.

 

The plus is that shaving every day acts as a natural exfoliant, opening the pores so that excess sebum does not accumulate.

 

Shaving the wrong way or using the wrong products can make  acne worse . 

 

A non-irritating and nourishing shaving gel or shaving foam containing benzoyl peroxide or a topical antibiotic designed for acne patients is recommended.

 

It is important to shave in a downward direction, in the direction of hair follicle growth, to prevent irritation.

 

After shaving , the use of lotions containing alcohol is not recommended.

 

Instead, it's better to use an oil-free moisturizer or a prescription antibiotic lotion or gel.

Makeup and acne

In some cases, makeup can be very good at covering up acne breakouts , but sometimes it can accentuate acne if the wrong type of concealer is used or if it's applied too thickly.

 

The redness and flaking that many acne treatments leave behind can look even worse when covered with heavy makeup.

 

It is important that all make-up components , from make -up base to eye shadows, are fat-free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and non-irritating. 

 

Mineral-based cosmetics contain added ingredients such as silica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which absorb sebum and conceal redness without irritating the skin and leading to breakouts.

 

Another important ingredient is dimethicone, which also conceals redness while smoothing skin imperfections.

 

Sun protection

Contrary to popular belief,  sunscreen does not cause acne.

 

While red, sunburned skin can temporarily hide acne, burning the skin too often leads to lines and wrinkles and increases the risk of skin cancer. 

 

It is recommended to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30 and a physical blocker such as zinc oxide of at least 6% to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB light.

 

A water-based sunscreen or a light liquid gel or spray is best for acne-prone skin .

 

It is important to be careful about the content of chemicals such as PABA and benzophenone, which can irritate sensitive skin .

 

References:

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-skin-care-makeup


20/09/2012

Acne scars - how to deal more quickly and permanently


If you managed to get rid of annoying acne, it is now coming to the fore scars that may remain on the face for at least the next few years. Fighting the scars really hard, and sometimes we ourselves create additional skin problems.

acne It is vital to understand the basic principles before you start the care of your skin. You will probably have to deal not only with problems of different physiological nature, but with some emotional factors that prevent or delay the disappearance of traces of acne.

Some people are more prone to scarring. Neither the acne scars are not our fault. A self-incrimination often makes the healing process more difficult. Some of us have inherited skin that is prone to acne. The result is far more likely that these people have more blackheads and other imperfections on the skin, which later scarring.

You should not feel guilty that we were born with such "defective" skin. The correct approach is to stay positive and focus on solving the problem.

Avoid touching your face! One unconsciously touching your face a hundred times every day. This is a natural reaction that accompanies our daily communication. But if we have a real problem with acne and the scars it must learn to control and limit. Otherwise seamlessly distributing annoying pimples on his face.

The most important thing is to not try to get out of crust formed at inflamed sites. The scars are actually a natural reaction, and thus the body to heal itself, but it is a process which should not be confused.

There are different types of scars. Called. acne scars is actually a general term that can be attributed to different conditions. In the most general sense, scars are formed when the healing process of the skin is interrupted for any reason. This can be manifested in the form of the formation of excess skin in certain areas or deep cracks due to uneven healing.

Each of us can have different types of scars even in the same place. However, a common condition that these signs are of a kind. The dermatologist is the one who can determine what are the signs and prescribe what is the best possible solution for their removal.


While ordinary cream or lotion can not do much about the appearance of scars, Clear Pores can really help.

17/07/2012

Anti aging skin care products


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Anti aging skin care products remind me of the song ’18 till I die’. Indeed, anti aging skin care products are very popular today; and why not, who doesn’t want to look young for ever?

Talking of anti aging skin care products, the first thing that comes to mind is vitamin C based anti aging skin care products.  These products work by enabling the synthesis of collagen (a structural protein that is found in skin). This category of anti aging skin care products is related to anti-oxidants. Anti aging skin care products that are based on vitamin C are, however, posed with the danger of getting oxidised themselves (as they come into contact with air during their usage). So some anti aging skin care products are based on the derivatives of vitamin C, which are more stable and less expensive. However, the effectiveness of such anti aging skin care is not as much as it is for vitamin C based ant aging skin care products.

Besides vitamin C, vitamin E and lipoic acid are anti-oxidants too. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble anti-oxidant that is found in human blood and helps in building resistance against infection. Vitamin E is also known to inhibit cancer. Liponic acid is known to combat the signs of aging very effectively by reversing the skin damage caused by the aging process.

Phytochemicals form the other category of anti aging skin care products. Phytochemical are special chemicals that are extracted from plants. There are a variety of phytochemicals that are in use today. Phytochemicals prevent occurrence of cancer of certain types; these include prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. That is why they find their place in anti aging skin care products.

Some B-vitamins like B5, B6 and B12 are also in use for anti aging skin care products.

The field of anti aging skin care products is vast and needs a lot of research. Though the currently available products are effective, they still have challenges to combat. Hopefully, these challenges will get resolved in due course and help get better and cheaper anti aging skin care products.

However, anti aging skin care products should be used only as a supplement to the natural ways of skin and body care. So, drinking a lot of water, getting a good night sleep, exercising regularly, maintaining healthy eating habits and keeping stress at bay are essential means of delaying the aging process. No anti aging skin care product can replace them really.

17/06/2012

Herbal skin care



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Skin care is not a topic of recent times; it has been in practice since ancient times, when herbal skin care was probably the only way to take care of skin. However, skin care has transformed in a big way. Herbal skin care routines have been replaced by synthetic/chemical-based skin care routines. The herbal skin care recipes which once used to be common place are not so popular today (and even unknown to a large population). This transformation from herbal skin care to synthetic, can probably be attributed to two things – our laziness (or just the fast pace of lives) and the commercialisation of skin care. Even herbal skin care products have been commercialised. These commercial herbal skin care products have to be mixed with preservatives in order to increase their shelf-life, hence making them less effective than the fresh ones made at home. However, it seems that things are changing fast and more people are now opting for natural and herbal skin care routines. But still, none want to make them at home and hence the commercial market of herbal skin care products is on the rise.

So what are these herbs or herbal skin care mechanisms?

Aloe vera, which is an extract from Aloe plant, is one of the best examples of herbal skin care product. Freshly extracted aloe vera is a natural hydrant that helps in soothing skin. It also helps in healing cuts and treating sun burns.

A number of herbs are known to possess cleansing properties. Dandelion, chamomile, lime flowers and rosemary herbs, are a few examples of such cleansers. Their herbal skin care properties get invoked when they are combined with other herbs like tea.

Antiseptics are another important part of Herbal skin care. Lavender, marigold, thyme and fennel are good examples of herbs that are known to possess antiseptic properties. Lavender water and rose water also form good toners.

Tea plays an important part in herbal skin care.  Tea extracts are used for treatment of skin that has been damaged by UV radiation.

Oils prepared from herbal extracts present another means of herbal skin care.  Tea tree oil, Lavender oil, borage oil and primrose oil are some popular oils used in herbal skin care.  Some fruit oils (e.g. extracts from fruits like banana, apple and melon) find use in shower gels (as a hydrating mix)

Homeopathic treatments and aroma therapies also come under the umbrella of herbal skin care remedies.

ClearSkinMaxHerbal skin care is good not only for the routine nourishing of skin but also for treatment of skin disorders like eczema and psorasis. Most herbal skin care products don’t have any side effects (the most important reason for preferring them over synthetic products) Moreover, herbal skin care products can be easily made at home, hence making them even more attractive. So, herbal skin care is the way to go. However, this does not mean that you totally discard the synthetic products. Some people go to the extent of debating with their dermatologist, if he/she suggests a synthetic product. You should accept the fact that some skin orders might need usage of clinically proven non-herbal skin care products.

09/05/2012

Reasons To Use Skin Care Products

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We go to the dentists to check the health of our teeth to ensure we do not need any treatment and to prevent any ill health from infections, we sometimes have to have check- ups at the doctors to ensure our bodies are healthy and fully working order. So why not take care of our skin? After all, prevention is better than cure.

A lot of people assume that when they are young they do not have to take care of their skin because until they are a lot older it does not matter. But how you take care of your skin now will greatly affect you in later life. How our skin stands the test of time is somewhat genetic as we are all predisposed in a certain way, but wrinkles and fine lines could be significantly reduced by making sure you moisturise, drink plenty of water and avoid excessive exposure to the sun.
The sun is particularly harmful and over-exposure can put you at great risks of suffering from skin cancers. You are never too young to safeguard your skin. you will reap the benefits of taking care of your skin as when you are older, that little bit of effort you put into your skin when you were younger, will show on the outside.
It is very important to invest in a good quality moisturiser that is suited to your skin type. Even oily skin needs to be moisturised although dry skin has a tendency to line and wrinkle far quicker and earlier on than someone with exceptionally oily skin. Dry skin is also more likely to be very sensitive in the winter; cold conditions can make the skin chapped, sore and inflamed and can lead to other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Cracked skin also has the potential to harbour germs and bacteria which will lead to infections.
We all know the importance of drinking water, this flushes out all the toxins and waste from the skin leaving it fresh, glowing and youthful. However, we must not neglect our skin on the outside; it needs a certain amount of moisture in order to retain its elasticity and suppleness which is why the use of cleansers and moisturisers are so important. Toners work well to remove impurities and tighten pores, though some of these can be very abrasive on the skin so should be used sparingly and should not be used around the delicate eye area.
If you happen to suffer from acne or some other skin disease, it is important to seek treatment as acne in particular when it is at its most severe, can leave permanent scarring, hyper-pigmentation, not to mention a lot of pain and discomfort. Sometimes healthy eating and lifestyle is not always enough to clear certain skin diseases and ailments, stress can also be a leading factor, however it is important to seek help when it is necessary so the problems can be nipped in the bud before they progress.


07/04/2012

Tips for fresh "spring" skin


Spring is already in the air, which suggests that we need to revive your skin with a brand new, refreshing mode. Winter eating far contributes beauty and freshness of our skin. When it is combined with wind and dry air out there, the result is not particularly charming. The skin becomes dry and tired appearance.

Along with the changing seasons, however, are changing and the needs of the body - including the skin. Here's what she should provide in order to enjoy the health and shine ...

1. Replacing the spring with winter skin

In winter the body processes slow down, for it to maintain its power. The decrease in cell renewal leading to harsh and lifeless looking skin.

Effective way to "return to life" is exfoliation. For this purpose, dermatologists recommend using glycolic and salicylic acid, which tend to break down dead skin cells. So tired "winter" skin acquire freshness and brilliance.

2. To ease the "burden"

Rising temperatures changing needs of the skin. In winter the necessary creams rich in lipids, to protect it from external factors.

With rising temperatures, however, the production of fat increases.The use of "heavy" cream should be reduced as their place of use "lighter" moisturizers.
3. Removal of toxins

Pale species that gain in winter, not only due to lack of sunlight.Prolonged circulation time due to the contraction of blood vessels due to cold, can also be a culprit.

Against this process we can fight with the sport. Exercise can increase the vitality of the skin, stimulating blood flow. In this way oxygen reaches the cells, which helps to destroy toxins that cause inflammation.

On the other hand, massaging the face a few minutes a day can eliminate puffy appearance and restore skin radiance.

4. To pay attention to food

During the winter days often reach for starch products, to offset reduced production of the hormone of happiness - serotonin. The coming of spring, however, is a sign that you should make changes in diet.

Breads should be gradually replaced with products rich in nutrients that will "revive" the skin will help the immune system and increase energy. The best option is always seasonal fruit sand vegetables.

Vegetables rich in vitamin C, stimulate the production of "fresh"collagen. Cabbage, which is rich in sulfur, helps cleanse the body and restoring vitality. It is also recommended consumption of fruits containing antioxidants, as well as salmon and sardines, omega-3 fatty acids. They moisturize skin from within.