Do you have dry, itchy feet? Or the skin on your feet is red, rough, or flaky? Do you have cracks in your heels? These are symptoms of dry feet.
Lots of people have this common problem and that is because the skin on the feet has no oil glands and sweat glands are the only source of moisture.
Foot Vitals explains that causes of dry feet are :
-non-moisturizing soaps, -cold weather, -low humidity, – sun exposure, – hot showers, and
Dry feet are uncomfortable and can itch or burn so it must be treated.
Here are some home remedies you can try :
1. Lemon juice.
Because of the acid that dissolves dead skin Foot Vitals recommends to :
-soak your feet in lemon juice for ten minutes and scrub them with a loofah .
2. Olive oil.
The moisturizing properties of olive oil will do a miracle for your dry, cracked feet.
Just a few drops of lavender essential oil or lemon combine in a jar and shake until milky solution forms.
Finally, apply the homemade cream to your cracked heels.
Livestrong recommends :
-massage your feet with Vaseline,do that before going to bed and sleep with cotton socks. Don’t forget to rinse your feet in the morning.
4. Sugar .
– mix equal parts olive oil and brown sugar to create an exfoliant and massage your feet with it. After 10- 15 minutes, rinse your feet under cold water.
– soak your feet in warm water mixed with honey, let them sit for 10- 15 minutes.Your feet will feel softer.
Rapid Home Remedies explains:
– milk is rich in vitamin A and other nutrients like lactic acid, which shed dead skin cells and help the growth of new, healthy cells.
You can do a milk-based foot bath by combining 1 cup milk with 5- 7 cups warm water.
7. Sesame oil.
Rich with vitamin E and three different kinds of acid, anti-bacterial properties. Rapid Home Remedies recommends :
– soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes and then rub them with sesame oil.
Rapid Home Remedies recommends this for people with dry feet caused by infections like athlete’s foot.
Just mix 3 tablespoons turmeric powder with few drops of coconut oil and apply it to cracked feet.
Leave it for 20- 30 minutes then wash it away with warm water and a mild soap.
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