Dry feet can be embarrassing and painful at the same time. You feel conscious about your dry feet, whenever you are in the company of friends and family. Your feet reflect your health and your personality. A person looses her/his charm because of unkempt feet.
Dryness in feet occurs due to exposure in harsh weather conditions, lack of proper foot care and also due to certain nutritional deficiencies. Dry skin can cause itching, irritation and cracks in the feet, if timely attention is not given to your feet.
Remedies For Dry Skin On Feet
You can easily deal with the problem by following the below mentioned Dry Feet Remedies.
Daily Foot Care
Daily foot care is essential to treat dry feet. You should scrub, wash and moisturise your feet two times a day. While bathing scrub your feet with a foot scrubber and after your bath apply body lotion to the feet when they are still moist. This way moisturiser will spread easily and it will absorb in the skin faster. It is better to apply a non greasy lotion during the day to prevent dust and grime sticking to feet.
At night, after your day’s work is over, soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes. Add a tea spoonful of salt in the water for better cleansing. Scrub the feet with a foot scrubber and wipe clean the feet. Apply coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil and cover the feet with socks to prevent your linen from staining. You can also apply a nourishing foot cream to treat dry feet.
Homemade Foot Scrub
Take ½ cup milk, add ¼ tea spoon turmeric powder and rub it on your feet. Wash feet after 10 minutes.
Take 1 table spoon fresh cream (malai), ¼ tea spoon turmeric powder, ½ tea spoon sugar and ½ tea spoon lemon juice. Rub it on your feet till sugar is dissolved. Wash with warm water.
Foot massage helps to stimulate blood circulation and it helps to treat dry feet. It is a good way to prevent wrinkles in feet. You can massage your feet at any time, while watching TV or before going to sleep.
Incidentally a good foot massage is very relaxing and it induces sleep. You can give a dry massage to the feet or take a few drops of any oil or lotion of your choice and massage in circular motions. Massage each part of the foot and each finger and big toe separately.
Foot exercises are beneficial for keeping your feet healthy and soft. They stimulate blood circulation and help to treat dryness in feet.
Rotate your feet clockwise and anticlockwise 10 times on each side. Exercise your toes by stretching them outwards and then backwards, 10 times each.
Sufficient water intake is vital to keep your system well hydrated. Dryness in feet occurs when you are not moisturising your body internally. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day to treat dry feet.
Eat one large serving of fresh salad once a day, consisting of carrot, lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes to remove any deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals in the body. It will help to treat dryness in feet and make them soft and beautiful.
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