Dry skin or Xerosis could be either due to genetic or external causes. Wrinkled and uncomfortable rough skin can be a result of the top most layer of the skin - epidermis, losing its moisture. Low lipid or water content in the skin leads to this dry skin.
It is important for people with diabeties to take care of dry skin as skin that''s too dry can crack, itch, and get infected.
Diabetics must take care of their dry skin by following the simple care regimen.
Our skin acts as a barrier but dry skin doesn’t work well. Moisturizing the skin creates a more effective barrier, improving this vital function and promoting healthy skin. The main reason for moisturizing dry skin is to improve protection.
In case of a dry, sensitive skin, it is recommended to avoid cosmetic products that contain alcohol, like alcohol based toners or cleansers, and go easy on the exfoliation. Soaps may dry the skin out as well, so you must choose soap-free cleansing products that are designed for dry skin.
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