If you have hard, dry and cracked feet that make you utterly conscious when wearing open footwear, then you’re not alone. This is a pretty common issue that affects a lot of people. Lack of moisture, wearing ill-fitted footwear, soaps, heat and humidity and ageing are some of the main causes of your feet become dehydrated.
As common as this problem is, the good news is that it is equally easy to cure. A little effort is all it takes to achieve feet that worthy of featuring in a footwear commercial. These simple yet amazing remedies will help get rid of all the dryness and reveal baby-soft feet in just a few days. Read on to find out what they are...
- Regular exfoliation
- Foot soak
- Use a pumice stone
- Moisturise every night
- Wear socks
- Choose the right footwear
All of us know the exfoliation helps to get rid of dead skin build-up and therefore, this simple technique is the perfect way to clean and moisturise the dead and dry skin on your heels. To make a really simple and quick DIY scrub, mix together some honey, warm water and sugar. This scrub will eliminate dead skin and make your feet soft and smooth.
Foot soak is another great way to get rid of dry, damaged feet. The act of soaking your feet helps to hydrate and calm dry skin as well as improve circulation in the area to prevent future dryness. Remember to add a little vinegar to any foot soak to help disinfect the feet and get rid of foot odour, if any.
Use a pumice stone
Pumice is a natural lava stone that has been used by people to get rid of cracked feet for centuries. It helps to soften hard, callused skin and prevent corns. Remember to be extremely gentle when using this method as you don’t want to end up hurting or irritating your skin.
Moisturise every night
This is an extremely simple remedy for this problem. Simply moisturising your feet each night with a thick lotion will help to reduce dry skin and cracked feet overtime. Moisturising your feet after exfoliating them will seal in mpisture and prevent future dryness. Petroleum jelly or natural oils such as coconut and almond oils are best for this.
Wear socks as often as you can, especially if you are going to be on your feet for long hours. Wearing socks is a simple yet effective way to prevent friction and eventual skin irritation due to rubbing of your foot against the shoe. Always opt for cotton socks as they are super soft and the breathable nature of this fabric prevents foul odour and excessive moisture loss.
Choose the right footwear
Flat, well-fitted shoes are the best as they properly support your feet leading to lesser chances of cracked heels. But wearing flats is not always possible for us girls, right? Therefore, you need to prevent damage by regularly moisturising your feet. Avoid wearing too many open-toed shoes as these can expose your feet and leave them susceptible to damage.
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Written by Urvi Dalal on Nov 28, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!