1. Why are diabetics more prone to skin problems?
Many people living with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, which causes skin to become severely dried out. Dry skin can lead to cracks and bleeding.
Fortunately, most dry skin conditions can be prevented. With regular care and the right moisturizer, your feet can look and feel healthy for a long time.
Diabetic foot is characterized by extremely dry cracked skin that if left untreated, can lead to infection.
Other symptoms include:
- Cuts and sores
- Foot ulcers
- Ingrown toenails
What causes dry skin among people living with diabetes?
Two common complications that can lead to diabetic foot are nerve damage and reduced blood circulation.
Nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in your feet, making it harder to feel heat, cold, and/or pain. This loss of sensation makes your feet more vulnerable to injury.
REDUCED BLOOD CIRCULATION
Blood carries oxygen and other nutrients that are necessary to heal wounds. If your blood circulation is reduced, the risk of foot problems increases because wounds heal more slowly and have more time to become infected.
The importance of moisturizing your skin daily
After your bath or shower, apply Type2science balm within 3 minutes of exiting the water. This prevents evaporation of the water that was absorbed during your bathing, which prevents the drying out of the skin.
2. How was the skin balm developed?
Type 2 Science balm was developed by combining top quality natural ingredients based on peer reviewed science into a formulation that best suits the needs of people suffering from diabetic skin conditions. The balm has been applied and tested on thousands of people suffering from diabetic skin conditions making it the top quality product trusted by the experts today.
3. How long before I see and feel the results with the skin balm?
The balm goes to work immediately. Depending on how damaged your skin is, the full benefits of the skin balm may take up to 7 days using as directed. While other moisturizers may improve skin dryness, roughness, and water loss, they are often temporary and do not biologically strengthen the integrity of the skin barrier as essential fatty acids do, which are contained within the balm.
4. How long does the skin balm last?
A 4oz jar will typically last about 8 months when used twice daily on the elbows, hands, lower legs and feet. This is not a lotion or a cream as no water is added. Therefore only a small amount is needed in order to enjoy the benefits of this intensive rejuvenating skin balm.
5. What are phthalates and parabens?
Phthalates are chemicals used in everything from food packaging to cosmetics. In cosmetics, they primarily act as an emulsifying agent to help ingredients mix together. Parabens are chemicals used to act as a preservative in cosmetics to prevent the growth of microorganisms and have been linked to health issues related to diabetes. Overall, people with diabetes should be aware of phthalates and parabens and avoid them when possible because they both contain Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) which have an effect on how insulin in your body works. Type2science does not contain phthalates, parabens or other harmful additions, only 100% natural ingredients.
6. Why have no fragrances been added?
The way most fragrance ingredients impart scent is through a volatile reaction, which almost always causes a sensitizing reaction to the skin. People with diabetes need to be more aware of this and use a fragrance-free skincare routine.