Diabetics have poor circulation in their small blood vessels causing the skin on the extremities to first become dry and irritated. If the skin is too dry it can easily crack open. Because of the poor circulation, the body has a hard time fighting bacterial and viral infections and the healing process is slower than in healthy people. Skin infection, mostly on hands and feet, are the cause for long term infection in diabetics which can result (in sever cases) in amputation of extremities.
The Diabeticae line has been created to offer consumers with special skin care needs the benefits of the highest quality organic ingredients. Effortlessly integrate the organic benefits of gentler, herbal alternatives to harsh commercial soaps and antibacterial creams - which mostly use mineral oils that dry out the skin.
Diabeticae offers a 3 step approach:
- Maintenance and prevention: Our soaps are non-drying because they are over-fatted (have free droplets of olive oil in them) and our production process retains the natural occurring glycerin in the soap. Glycerin is a humectant (attracting moisture from the air). All our Diabeticae soaps are unscented to not further irritate sensitive skin.
- Relief: For dry and irritated skin - our organic calendula oil moisturizes and protects. Calendula is scientifically proven to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and help the skin get back into a balanced sebum production. Combined with shea butter and beeswax, Diabeticae Foot Cream seals in moisture and helps defend dryness and cracks. Additional essences of three herbs - rosemary, peppermint, and lavender - promote blood flow and support the body's internal healing ability. Plus it feels and smells great !
- Treatment: Diabeticae Skin Balm provides treatment for problem skin through a combination of organic calendula oil, organic St. John's wort oil and organic comfrey oil, all of which have been scientifically proven to help heal wounds, fight bacteria and sooth irritation.