How To Treat Your Feet When They Are Cracked


If your feet are dry and cracked, and you don't have the extra funds to splurge on a professional foot massage or pedicure, you can still take care of you sore, cracked and tired feet at home by yourself. Here is what you need to do to take care of your feet at home.

Soak Your Feet

The first thing you need to do is soak your feet. Soaking your feet will help soften up the skin on your feet and make it easier to treat. You can fill your bathtub up with warm water and sit on the edge of it, soaking your feet while the water is still warm and enjoyable. Or, you can take a bowl or basin that is big enough for your feet, fill it with hot water, and sit in a comfy chair while your feet soak.

Exfoliate Your Feet

After you have soaked your feet for a while and they have softened up, you are now going to want to exfoliate your feet to get rid of all the dead skin that are making your feet feel so dry and cracked. One of the best ways to get rid of dead skin is by using a pumice stone. You can find these in the health care section of local grocery or department store. Pumice stone is made out of hardened lava. It is really light weight.

You are going to want to take the pumice stone and dip it into the water. This will soften up the stone. Once the stone is softened up, rub it over your feet in a circular motion, focusing on the areas where your feet feel the driest and where you have the hardest skin. You can dip your feet back into the warm water in between exfoliating your feet.

Once you have used the pumice stone, you can follow up with a nice loofah sponge to get rid of any remaining loose skin on your feet.

Treat Your Toe Nails

Next, you should treat your toenails. If they need to be cut, trim your nails with your nail clippers and follow up by filing away any rough edges with your nail file. This will help your feet feel completed well-treated.

Dry Your Feet

After you have cut your nails, it is time to dry off your feet. Use a soft towel to dry your feet, and be sure to clean and dry the space in between each of your toes.

Once your feet are dry, you are going to want to use a moisturizing cream on your feet. Rub it in really well on the areas where your feet were the driest. Remember to moisturize your feet each morning to fight back against hard and cracked skin on your feet. 

While you can do most of these things yourself, there's nothing like having a pedicure at a real foot spa. In the Virginia area, check out Body Sense.


29 December 2016

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