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
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
Hope this helps.
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.
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
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.
I just discovered that oil of oregano is excellent for cracked feet!
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