About Dry Feet

Women love shoes and are willing to sacrifice their feet to wear their favorite kind, especially high heels. However, shoes that do not fit right may cause damage to feet. Cracked and dry skin is unhealthy and can be very painful. Wearing cotton socks is also important to protect feet from roughness, calluses and cracked heels. According to Jose Rodriguez-Valdes, a Miami dermatologist, an unscented moisturizing cream should be applied thoroughly on your feet every day to avoid dryness. He believes that simple over-the-counter products provide the healthiest lubrication. Also, he recommends not walking barefoot.

Simple recipes for dry feet from the site www.essortment.com:

Lotion and Sand Recipe:

Mix one cup of lotion thoroughly with one cup of sand, and store it in a jar. Apply a tablespoon of scrub one foot at a time, spreading it from heal to toe. Use your hands to exfoliate your feet in a circular motion. Rinse of the scrub. Use this scrub every three to five days.

Brown Sugar Recipe:

Mix 2 tablespoons of brown sugar with 2 tablespoons of ground oats. Add in two tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Lastly, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply paste to each foot at a time, massaging gently in a circular motion. Rinse off with warm water.

Foil and Lotion Recipe:

Apply any greasy cream to your feet and wrap them with aluminum foil. Leave the foil on for a couple of hours. Remove the foil, and massage the feet to wipe off any excess cream.