If you have diabetes, you may have questions about being able to go to the spa and enjoy facial treatments like everyone else. This can be a tricky topic because you do have to be careful about your skincare regimen.
Diabetics have fragile skin which often leads to dryness and breakouts. So, it’s natural to just come to the conclusion that skincare treatments are the way to go. However, diabetic skin suffers from glycation, where the collagen in the skin is destroyed due to high sugar in the blood. This happens as the insulin, secreted by the pancreas, is unable to metabolize the glucose circulating in the body.
Simply put – diabetics can enjoy skincare treatments at their favorite spa, they just need to inform their esthetician that they have diabetes so that it can be done with care.
A great skincare treatment that I enjoy is HydraFacial! It’s gentle on my skin and can be customized to your needs.
What is HydraFacial?
It’s a powerful, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection to remove dead skin cells and impurities while delivering moisturizing serums into the skin. It only takes about 30 minutes to complete and my skin feels ah-mazing afterward!
What Are the Benefits of HydraFacial?
It’s suitable for all skin types.It’s great for oily and acne-prone, dry and flaky, combination skin, and even sensitive skin! It’s also a great skincare treatment for any skin tone.
Gentle on the skin. Despite the fact that HydraFacial involves both exfoliation and extraction, it’s non-irritating and painless to the skin. Since it delivers powerfully hydrating serums, you’re left with a radiant, smooth, healthy glow that feels wonderful.
Zero downtime. 30 minutes from start to finish with no downtime after the treatment. There is no redness or irritation after the treatment so you can leave the spa and go about your day as usual!
Fully Customizable. The great thing about the HydraFacial is that it can be customized to your unique skin needs. You can choose a skin booster to brighten the skin, remove fine lines and wrinkles, improve the elasticity of your skin, and more. Also, the suction power of the vacuum can be adjusted so it’s gentler on sensitive skin.
What sets HydraFacial apart from other Hydra dermabrasion treatments?
HydraFacial uses a unique, patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system, a proprietary vacuum technology, to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin. The spiral design delivers painless extractions. If you’re not familiar with the vortex-fusion technology, it was created to dislodge and remove impurities while concurrently delivering hydrating skin solutions to your skin.
Why I LOVE HydraFacial
Besides it being gentle to my diabetic skin, I absolutely love how their super serums are made with nourishing ingredients. I have struggled with dry skin my entire life even to the point of eczema. HydraFacial brought a new level of cleanliness and support to my skin.
Danica Collins, MS
Danica The Diabetic shares her holistic approach to living life as a diabetic. Danica has been a type one diabetic for 17 years. Until 2015, she had a limited diabetes community and a narrow picture of how to do normal things as a diabetic. There is no playbook! When she was first diagnosed she was given a list of what not to do. She created her online platform to build community and share how she uses health, nutrition, wellness, and exercise to manage her diabetes. With her go-getter and health centric lifestyle she uses experience to connect with others. Having a diagnosis does not mean living without, it means modification and moderation! Danica encourages others to live their best life while managing their diabetes.