How To Keep Your Feet Healthy This New Year

With 2018 just starting, it is the time of year when your skin starts to get dry. The force winter that has just begun has proved to be hard on people’s feet, making them flaky and cracked. This is why it is important to ensure your feet stay healthy this winter season to prevent the risk of uncomfortable dryness and roughness of the skin. The Foot and Ankle Specialists of Illinois has some helpful tips to guarantee your feet will stay moisturized and healthy this new year. If your feet are expecting dryness and have started cracking, here are some tips in order to prevent this from happening:

Exfoliate your dead skin: If you notice that you have some dead skin due to the cracking of the skin in your feet, it may be time to exfoliate the areas affected. Use a brush, designed for your feet, and gently brush away the dead skin cells. Removing the dead skin cells will regenerate the areas that were affected and you will see results in days.

Invest in a pumice stone: Believe it or not, a pumice stone is one of the most effective ways to remove rough areas of the skin. After you bathe, take the stone and gently rub away the affected areas of the skin, however, do not rub the areas that have been cracked severely as it will cause you to bleed.

Purchase a foot cream: If you notice that you have dead skin cells building up in your feet, buying a foot cream that contains alpha-hydroxy acids will remove the dead skin cells and restore the mostiruzeed layers of your skin.

Moisturize your feet often: During the winter season, it is necessary to moisturize your feet more often than usual, due to the cold causing dryness throughout your body. It is essential to remain consistent throughout the chilly season to use lotions on a daily basis to receive success in keeping your skin smooth and moisturized.

For more information or if you still are not receiving the results you expected from any of the above, contact the Foot and Ankle Specialists of Illinois today to learn how we can support you.