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How to Treat Dry Skin on Your Feet

How to Treat Dry Skin on Your Feet
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Dry skin on your feet can appear in several forms. Calluses, corns and hardened heels are the tell-tale signs of putting too much pressure on your feet, either by excessive standing, walking or possibly by wearing shoes that looked great but hurt like Hell.

To treat the dry skin on your feet, start by removing it with a foot file. Buff back and fourth on all affected areas until the dead skin falls off into a pile of gratings. It's best to carry this out on dry feet so you can see quite clearly what needs to go - if your feet are wet you mask the areas that need to be treated. Bathing weakens the tissues in cracked feet, leaving those cracks vulnerable to opening up.

Then comes the best part: relaxing with a long, hot soak in the tub and immersing your body in bath salts. Not only will these soften the dry skin on your feet, but they will also relieve tired legs and ease muscular and joint pain.

Once out, pat your feet dry and slather them with a rich foot cream. The Honey Heel Glaze from FarmHouse Fresh will restore color back to tired feet. Laced with velvety cinnamon notes, sweet cloves and real honey, this moisture veil will overhaul your feet. Depending on the type of notes you prefer, you can also try Caudalie's Nourishing Foot Cream, which is scented with sweet orange pulp, spearmint and bitter orange peel and will leave your skin supple and silky smooth.

For super-stressed feet, reach for AHAVA's Dermud Intensive Foot Cream, which alleviates itchiness, scaling and even split skin.

Foot cream is best applied before wearing socks and going to bed.

For ultra-intense treatments, try a foot mask or a foot peel. Karuna's Exfoliating number does more than lotion or cream ever could on its own. The divine mask and serum duo is like a foot spell, soaked into a pair of disposable socks for you to wear and toss as you please.

Alternatively, try Baby Foot's Peel, which goes beyond the dry skin on your feet. This formula also targets foot odor, athlete's foot and blood circulation. All dead skin cells are removed from your feet over the period of a week, revealing feet as soft as a baby's.


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