People who have diabetes and autoimmune diseases are prone to damage to the skin and wounds like when left untreated can lead to serious health problems. One of my friends' parents underwent something like when they visited a dermatologist for help with extremely cracked feet. While the necessary treatment was done, it appeared that a certain infection spread from the cracked heel to the whole leg immediately within one day and the pus started pouring out of the wound. It has been over a month and the wound is still under treatment.
This is when I realized that skin care is not just about vanity but has a long-term impact on your health. Skin is the biggest protection against bacteria and environmental impact on the body. Transitional neglect, from a few weeks to a few years, can damage this barrier and the effects are usually visible immediately when you begin to see your skin crack or become extremely dry. What we do not realize is that if we let this injury continue, especially when we are over 30 years old and our skin repair capacity decreases, we put our health at risk and no critical illness coverage or health insurance for parents takes care of these expenses.
How to Create a Basic Skin Care Schedule?
1. Moisturizing is important.
Whether you're a guy or a gal, applying a body lotion is not just about looking good. It keeps the skin from cracking and stops the dead skin build up. One of my friends also shared not applying lotion caused a lot of pruritus when she was pregnant, which in turn leads to many streak marks.
2. Nail nails are important.
I'm not so sure how true this is for the current generation, but I remember that my grandparents' nails have grown and tempered so much that they would look like chlorine. Recently, I saw someone in the mid-thirties who did the same thing. It does not just look like extremely rude, but it can be dangerous to you because the nail becomes brittle, leading to a bad fall of nail breach.
3. Foot care must be impeccable.
You do not need to take regular pedicure but soak your feet for 10 minutes in warm water once a month and follow up with moisturizing twice a day is enough to keep your heels soft and crack-free. It is easier to cut nails when they have been soaked in hot water. Wash your socks after wear and keep your shoes clean and odorless.
Skin care and grooming are usually family-run hand-downs. Children follow what they see their parents do. When we move towards a new year, protect your family's health by helping your loved ones to grow healthy skin care as part of their daily routine.