Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Diabetes-Friendly Eucerin Skincare and Health Tips

If you have diabetes, you probably have extremely dry skin. But over the counter relief is in sight, thanks to Eucerin's newest product line, Diabetics' Dry Skin Relief, specially formulated to prevent and relieve dry skin for those living with diabetes.


The non-greasy, alpha hydroxy-infused product options are: the lightweight Body Creme; the advanced coverage Body Lotion; and the gentle Foot Creme. Using the product is not a substitute for seeking medical guidance from your doctor or dermatologist, but they can help people with diabetes, and those who simply want a more substantial moisturizer, improve the appearance of the skin, soften and smooth dry skin, and achieve healthier looking skin.

Here are a few tips from Eucerin on how to incorporate Diabetics' Dry Skin Relief products ($5.99-$12.59) into your daily moisturizing routine.  Although Eucerin is a sponsor of the American Diabetes Association, these tips are not intended to be medical advice, or to treat the underlying skin disease or condition:

1. Monitor your skin regularly and check for skin breaks, especially on the feet.

2. Use moisture-rich cleansers and lotions to maintain the skin's protective barrier.

3. Look for moisturizers that gently exfoliate and provide intense moisture; they help remove flaky skin and bind water to keep skin soft and smooth.

4. Cleanse with warm (not hot) water and a mild, soap-free cleanser.

5. Keep baths or showers short to avoid drying out your skin.

6. After bathing, gently pat dry with a soft towel and apply moisturizer while your skin is still damp, to seal in moisture. Try NIVEA's (part of the same parent company as Eucerin) new In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion for Dry Skin.

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