During the winter season we all tend to acquire very dry skin. Even in Hawaii our skin can become dry and especially the soles of the feet.
When you have diabetes it is imperative to examine your feet daily for cracks, cuts, or blisters. Infections that do not heal can lead to serious foot issues. It's always better to see your doctor early on, than to risk a major infection. There is no reason for foot amputations, unless you decide to not take care of your feet. If you have good circulation you will have healthy feet.
The largest organ is the skin which forms the outer surface of the body. The skin is so remarkable since it protects the body against infection, dehydration, and temperature fluctuations. The skin even manufacturers vitamin D, excretes salts and tiny amounts of urea. Did you know that the skin even consists of two layers which are the epidermis and the dermis?
The skin showcases what is going on inside of the body. If you are sick with hepatitis jaundice will appear. Your skin can reveal so much about your overall health. If you have excellent circulation in your feet, the top of your big toe will have hair growth.
The questions I am asked frequently are what type of diabetic foot lotion or cream should I use? Does the label need to say "safe for diabetics?" My question to you is can you eat your diabetic foot lotion or cream? If not, I do not recommend it since the skin is going to absorb all of the ingredients. In other words, if you did consume this diabetic foot lotion or cream you might die. Do not use it! Instead, I have something you can use on your feet, all over your body, hair, and can even cook with and consume as a healthy supplement. This supplement can even control blood sugar in people with diabetes. Also, with this flu epidemic you will need to build your immune system and this exceptional supplement will even fight off viruses and bacteria. Need to lose some weight? Are you ready to find out what wonderful supplement contains all of these healthy benefits? Coconut oil and it assists in reducing weight since it contains medium-chain fatty acids. It is also easy to digest and helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid. In addition, coconut oil contains lauric acid which aids in preventing various heart problems including high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels which make it beneficial for the heart.
The next time you take your shower use coconut oil as your hair conditioner then after you dry off massage small amounts of the oil onto the skin including your feet.
Here's to sweet feet and of course, a New Year with soft skin too!