What causes dry cracked feet?

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  1. Claudia Marie profile image72
    Claudia Marieposted 7 years ago

    What causes dry cracked feet?

  2. Candicetricks profile image59
    Candicetricksposted 7 years ago

    What Causes Dry Feet?
    Dry feet are caused by a lack of moisture in the skin. There are several common factors that can lead to dry feet, including:

    Excessively hot showers or baths
    A skin condition that dries the skin (eczema, psoriasis, etc.)
    Soaps that are non-moisturizing
    Medical conditions such as diabetes or thyroid disease
    Cold weather
    Low humidity levels in home, office, etc. (heating systems are known to dry the air)
    Aging (we naturally lose moisture in our skin as we age)
    Long periods spent in the sun

    Dry feet treatment:
    Applying lotion to feet after bathing
    Using mild moisturizing soaps for skin
    Staying hydrated

    Hope this helps.
    Candice Gryffinder

    1. Claudia Marie profile image72
      Claudia Marieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your helpful insight.

  3. definitions profile image60
    definitionsposted 7 years ago

    I agree with what Candicetricks has said.

    Also, have you tried exfoliating while you are showering, using a loofa?  This will help remove dry, dead skin and bring out the fresher skin underneath.  Then after the shower, apply a mild moisturizer such as Vitamin E cream.  You should notice softer, smoother skin fairly soon after.

    1. Claudia Marie profile image72
      Claudia Marieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your in put!

  4. artist101 profile image51
    artist101posted 7 years ago


    Causes can include, walking barefoot,  too much caffiene(dehydrates you), over use of antihistamines, as well as low thyroid function, and fungus(as is the case in athletes foot), ill fighting shoes, produce caluses. A pumice stone used after soaking feet in warm water, with epsom salt is very helpful, applying coconut oil, or pure cocoa butter, is also helpful. Many holistic doctors beleive it is a vitamin D3 deficency as well, a contributing factor in many skin problems, among other numerous ailments.http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/Natural-Supplements-for-Eczema-and-Psoriasis

    1. Claudia Marie profile image72
      Claudia Marieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your information.

    2. artist101 profile image51
      artist101posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You"re very welcome. I use coconut oil in recipes, as well as for dry skin relief, face, elbows, and feet. very effective, and only takes a small amount, because it is a natural substance your body will utilize it.

  5. Claudia Marie profile image72
    Claudia Marieposted 6 years ago

    I just discovered that oil of oregano is excellent for cracked feet!


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