Here are some helpful tips on treating dry, cracking feet and heels:
- Try a pumice stone. After taking a bath, scrub your feet with the pumice stone. Doing this regularly will really help get rid of callouses.
- Purchase a special heavy duty cream for this purpose -- slather it on your feet every night and then wear socks to bed. It will help to penetrate your rough, dry skin during the night.
- Some foot scrubs really help - use in the bath or shower, again on a regular basis for the best results.
- Some people swear by Crisco shortening as a foot moisturizer. I know, it sounds crazy -- but they use the solid shortening as a moisturizer every night and then put socks on, as mentioned in tip 2, above.
- Soak your feet in warm water with a cup of white vinegar in it, and one drop of dishwashing liquid soap. Let each foot soak for 20 minutes or so and then use a pumice stone on it. The soaking in that special solution really helps soften the dry skin so it can be removed.
- Try a brown sugar scrub for your feet - Mix enough brown sugar with olive oil (or other vegetable oil) to create a thick paste and then scrub onto your moistened feet. Rinse off and add moisturizer to finish.
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