Looking Good - April 12, 2017
*-- How To Repair Rough Dry Feet --*
If the thought of wearing a pair of sandals makes you cringe, it may be time to give your dry feet a makeover. If your skin becomes severely dry, it may become scaly or cracked, which can be painful. The skin on the feet may be depleted of moisture from the dry air in the wintertime. If your doctor approves, you can treat your rough, dry feet on your own using at-home care and over-the-counter remedies.
Soak your feet in warm water for 20 minutes every night before going to bed.
Slather your feet in petroleum jelly immediately after soaking them in warm water, then place a pair of cotton socks on your feet before going to bed. The petroleum jelly will help seal in moisture while you sleep.
Place a humidifier in your room while you sleep. When a humidifier is filled with water, it releases the water as vapor through the air, which is absorbed by the skin.
Use warm or cool water in the shower instead of hot water, which may be removing the moisture from your skin and making your feet feel dry.
Wash your feet with a mild soap that contains oils and fats. If your skin feels tight after showering, switch to a soap that contains moisturizers and makes your skin feel soft instead.
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