Sometimes balms and creams are not enough and our feet become dry and cracked. It is quite an unpleasant sensation, but luckily it only takes a bit of time and persistence to get rid of dry skin on your feet.
The skin is the largest organ in our body and it works hard to protect us from heat, cold, and wind. So it deserves a little pampering.
Generally, we suffer more from dry feet in summer, due to the type of footwear we use (which is usually open).
In this article, we will talk about some easy solutions to end this problem and enjoy healthy-looking feet.
It is important to mention that poor water intake during the day could also have an impact, if we only hydrate the skin on the outside, the problem will not be solved.
Proper hydration is necessary. Drink about 8 glasses of water a day.
Natural remedies for dry feet
The first step is to remove excess dead skin using a pumice stone or body scrub. This will prepare our feet to absorb creams and balms better and fully enjoy the benefits of the treatments that will follow.
Avocado and plain yogurt foot mask
Cut the avocado in half and remove the pulp with a spoon, place it in a bowl, add the natural yogurt and mix well (you can mix it using a blender until you get a homogeneous paste). Place the mixture on your feet, cover them with a plastic bag, and leave on for about 20 minutes. Then wash with plenty of warm water and pat dry.
Don't forget the socks
Use moisturizers daily! If you have dry feet, use them two or more times a day. The best trick to use is to wear socks over the foot cream you use at night. This way you let the cream penetrate the skin better and protect your sheets.
Apple cider vinegar for dry feet
You can soak your feet in warm water with half a glass of apple cider vinegar. Vinegar will help to eliminate bacteria and soften the skin. Then hydrate the skin with almond or olive oil. Massage gently and leave the oil on for 20 minutes. Wash with warm water and pat dry.