Every day, a barrage of advertisements for various cosmetics, oils and unguents assault our eyes and ears, all claiming to "let your skin breathe." But does your skin actually "breathe"? Does it even take in oxygen?
In addition to affecting your body's blood sugar levels, diabetes can also lead to several skin conditions. Through preventive care, though, you may be able to protect your skin from these negative side effects.
Even if you do your best to protect your skin, you probably still encounter environmental factors that could do you harm. What are they, and how can you prepare yourself to prevent their damaging effects?