Rough and cracked feet look unattractive and sometimes can cause infection and extreme pain. The skin on our feet is naturally dry, not like the skin on the rest of the body. The skin on our feet does not have oil glands, so hundreds of thousands of sweat glands keep our feet moisturized.
There are many causes for rough and cracked feet. Some of them are having a job that requires standing through the whole day, wearing sandals, or going barefoot on uncomfortable shoes.
However, there are ways to make your feet softer and healthier. These treatments that can soften your feet can restore their health too.
This is what you need:
– product for foot baths
– moisturizer / foot cream
– a pumice
How to prepare it:
Buy a good product for foot bath and soak your feet for a few minutes. You can substitute foot bath products with bicarbonate and liquid soap. Dry your feet with a towel, especially between your toes.
Rub the irregular areas and calluses on your heels with pumice. Pass it several times gently around the edges of your heels. You feet need to be clean and dry or only slightly damp, after a shower or feet bath.
You need to moisturize your feet regularly. Any lotion is enough to keep feet hydrated, unless you have really dry skin. Before going to bed, apply Vaseline on your feet and wear socks to preserve moisture.
If the above written steps do not give you any results, see a podiatrist. You may need some pills or a topical cream to treat and prevent dry and cracked feet.