Friday, January 25, 2013

Treating Dry, Cracked Feet

During the winter, it's not uncommon for your feet to be dry and cracked. But know that treating dry, cracked feet can be done in three simple steps.

1. Pumice Stone
Use a pumice stone to exfoliate your feet while you're in the shower. The steam from the shower will soften your skin, making it easier to remove the accumulated dead skin cells and slough away the dry skin. Exfoliate your feet at least once a week, if not more, depending on how dry your feet are.

2. Moisturize
A pumice stone alone will not curb cracked feet. After showering, lock in the moisture by applying a strong emollient, such as an oil, a heavy cream, or Shea butter. If your skin immediately absorbs the emollient (this commonly happens with dry skin), then reapply as needed. How frequently you moisturize your feet depends on the condition of your feet. If your skin is dry, then apply at least twice a day. If your skin is normal, then once a day should suffice.

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