People who often have to stand or walk all day usually have more dry foot skin than those who don’t. The reasons are likely constant rubbing from footwear and the pressure the feet are under all day, which can trap dead skin cells in one place. We all want to have beautiful feet for hot summer days so before starting to prepare for summer we need to see i what condition is our foot. Here are several stadiums of dry feet.
Rough Skin – This is a very early stage of cracked dry feet as this point, the crack on the feet has not yet appeared. This is a good time to act and treat the area before it does start forming cracks.
If you notice that the skin around the edge of your heel is white-ish, hard and rough, then it could lead to cracks developing so is best treated at this early stage.
Skin Peeling On Feet – This is also an early stage of cracked dry feet but not so early as the one before. If you notice that you have skin pelling on your feet and around the edges of your heels, then it is time start treating the area.
If left untreated, cracks will start appearing which are harder to get rid of but not impossible.
Cracks Under Dry Feet – One of the later symptoms of cracked feet is visible cracks at the bottom of your feet and around the edges of your heels. This symptom directly follows the red, flaky patches of skin, and once these cracks have formed, it is important to start treating it.
Itchy Feet – A cracks start forming under the feet, the skin will start tightening on the top of your feet which will cause itchiness.
If you find yourself having itchier feet than normal or is bothering your day to day life, then treatment is needed before any further symptoms develop.
Itching Rash – If you do not treat your cracked feet and have been itching where the skin is tightening at the top of your feet then you may have developed a rash from all the itching.
This is a clear sign that you need to start treating your feet to get rid of the cracked feet which will also stop the itching and inevitably stop the rash. At this point, there is no point treating the rash and not your cracked feet as the rash will just come back.
Bleeding Or Discharge From Cracks In Feet – If cracked dry feet are left untreated for a long period then the cracks will get deeper and deeper. As the cracks get deeper, they will start to damage the deeper layers of skin instead of surface skin.
This damage could lead to your cracked feet bleeding or discharging. If this happens then, your cracked feet will be susceptible to infection.
Symptoms Get Worse During Winter – If you have cracked dry feet then you will find that your symptoms will worsen during the winter months. The cold weather will irritate the skin causing further dryness and itchiness.
If you are treating your cracked feet, then do not waste time… get it done before winter to avoid an increase in symptoms.
Start by soaking your feet in warm soapy water to soften the hard dead skin on feet. You can then use the pumice stone to scrub the area to remove the dead skin. After you have scrubbed, you can then dry and moisturize your feet.
You can either use 100% pure lemon juice or add fresh lemon juice into a basin of warm water. Soak your feet in the mixture for 1-15 minutes each day. Lemon juice is acidic. It will help to soften your skin, making the dead cells easier to remove.
Add ¼ cup of vinegar into your foot soak. Like lemon juice, vinegar is acidic and can help to soften the skin on the bottom of your feet. It will also help to protect your feet from things like toenail fungus and athlete’s foot.
Baking soda is a natural abrasive. It’s gentle enough to use safely on the skin. But, it’s strong enough to get rid of dead skin cells and extra tissue. You can use baking soda in a foot soak by adding a few tablespoons into the basin. Or, you can create a paste to rub directly onto your feet.To make a paste, mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one teaspoon of water in a small bowl. Gently rub the mixture on the bottom of your feet. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, before rinsing off your feet and drying them off. You can even combine this treatment with using a pumice stone to focus on the really rough areas, like the heels.
Another great tip is using Vaseline. Yes this is very simply way to take care of your feet and don’t need a lot of time. You just need to buy Vaseline and apply o your feet before going to b
ed and after that put socks and get to bed. I the morning remove the socks and you will see that your skin is gently. After some days you will see that your skin is pilling off and that is your dead skin.
Removing dead, calloused skin from your feet is safe when it’s done correctly and with the right tools. We hope this guide has given you some tips on how to remove it safely. Make sure to soften your skin before trying to remove the thickened areas. Never use a razor or blade against your feet to remove dead skin.