How To Take Care of Your Feet

Eve Sherrill York By Eve Sherrill York, 10th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Our feet do a lot for us, things we don't realize. Every day they carry us around and wearing all manner of shoes.

Care of the Feet

Think about how much work your feet do each and every day standing in line, walking, jogging, gym work, and wearing those fashionable high heels. They probably spend most of the winter in heavy boots to fend off wind and cold outside and dry air from heating inside. What happens is that heels crack and the rest of the foot is dry and itchy. But they can be comfy and beautiful if you know how to clean, exfoliate, moisturize and protect them during the cold months.

Moisture is lost inside due to heating indoors. Using a humidifier often will replace some of the moist air that is lost. Use a hydrating and non-foaming cleanser to clean the feet. Using a skin moisturizer while skin is still damp after a shower will help keep the moisture in your skin. Use a product that contains Vitamin E, Shea butter, Jojoba, petrolatum, and glycerin. These ingredients are most effective in keeping skin from losing moisture.

Using a pumice stone in a circular motion around the heels once a week will help with dry heels. If you are having trouble with cracked heels use of exfoliating cream once a day will help alleviate tough skin. To slough off remaining dry skin use a exfoliate cream that contains glycolic acid or lactic acid. There are some by prescription only and have higher levels of active ingredients to help with harder to heal heels. Or you can try soaking your feet in a basin warm water with half a cup of lemon juice.

Safflower or grape seed oils are good to rub into your feet before bed. The litoleic acid in these prevent evaporation and keep feet healthy and soft. If they are extremely dry put petroleum jelly on them and top them with socks or wrap them in plastic wrap at night. This will help the oils penetrate the skin.

Moisture loss can also be caused by wearing wool socks. Better to wear cotton ones. And wear slippers or socks inside so the friction of bare feet won’t dry them out.

Hard, ugly calluses can be caused by badly fitting shoes. An over the counter insert can help with favorite shoes that chafe your feet. If this doesn’t help visit a podiatrist to get a custom pair made.

Happy feet will make life that much more wonderful. Take care of them and they will take care of you for years to come.


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I am an award winning author and have enjoyed writing online for about a dozen years now. I like to write about what interests me and that list is long.

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author avatar M G Singh
10th Apr 2015 (#)

Good suggestions

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Good Tips especially as spring is upon us!

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks gals. Glad they were helpful.

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author avatar Kingwell
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Good Tips. Blessings.

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
16th Apr 2015 (#)

Glad you enjoyed them.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
18th Dec 2015 (#)

Moisture is big. I slather my feet with lotion right after showering. Great tips!

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