Dry Feet Remedies
Dry winter air usually signals your feet to also become dry. In order to combat dry feet, you need to use a lotion with urea in it. Urea will soften the hard layer on your feet and help them to retain moisture. If your feet are extremely dry, you can even get a prescription strength lotion with urea from your dermatologist. Try Eucerin 10% urea foot cream.
Cracked Feet Remedies
Some people suffer from conditions like psoriasis or eczema that cause dry, cracked feet. If lotions and heavy moisturizers are not helping your feet, you might need to see a dermatologist or podiatrist for a more powerful treatment.
Cracked Heel Remedies
Cracked heels happen when the skin on your heels is too dry to support the day to day pressure. Calluses form and ultimately will split the dryer your heels become. It’s important to get your heels moisturized as soon as possible because infections can develop in the cracks. If this happens, you will need an antibiotic cream.
How to Soften Feet After Your Shower
One of the first things you should do when you get out of the shower (after drying off!) is apply moisturizer to your feet. You can also try using a pumice stone after a shower before putting on lotion.
Taking frequent showers can also lead to dry skin – the water will wash away some of the moisture and essential oils – so if possible, skip a shower. When you are drying your feet off after a shower, gently pat them dry.
How to Cure Dry Feet & Cracked Heels Overnight
To take care of cracked feet overnight, Dr. Oz has a great trick. He suggests soaking your feet in Epsom Salt for 15 minutes to help get rid of some of the dryness. Dry your feet off and then apply a very thick layer of lotion. Next, wrap your feet in plastic wrap and put a pair of socks on. Finally, get a great night of sleep!
After using Dr. Oz’s remedy for three nights, you should see a huge difference in your feet. You can also try putting petroleum jelly on your feet before bed with a pair of socks for a similar effect.