The cold winter air can be very rough on your skin – especially the skin on your feet! Some of the best ways to soothe your dry, cracked feet this winter include:
- Brushing Your Feet. That’s right – brush them! Use a dry, natural bristled brush to gently brush your feet in a circular motion. This exfoliates the skin, as well as stimulates blood flow and skin cell regeneration.
- Smooth Skin with a Pumice Stone. A pumice stone is basically a hard volcanic rock that smoothes any hard or rough areas of the feet when wetted and rubbed against them. A great time to do this is at the end of a shower or bath. If your feet are severely cracked, you may find it painful to smooth them with the pumice stone. At this point, you should consult a podiatrist who can consult with you on how to safely treat your feet.
- Moisturize! In addition to the above methods, don’t forget to moisturize. Look for lotions and creams that include natural ingredients like coconut oil or shea butter that won’t irritate your dry skin. Apply every evening before bed and you’ll notice a difference in no time!