i have bad dry skin and my feet are always the worst and i get calluses all the time
Asked by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Just for Fun
I use a pumice stone in between soakings and, as all4mymarine above mentioned, wearing white socks overnight does greatly soften my skin. Skin dryness is caused to either lack of water or lack of moisture. Make sure that you're drinking lots of water. Also, the DPM can prescribe a cream that has a higher amount of urea (moisture retaining ingredient) to help, if necessary. He told me to discard both my Mary Kay and Avon foot products, as he believed they accomplished nothing.
Answer by Ewadun at 11:11 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
Consult a foot doctor. My method is unorthodox and can be deadly for those with diabetes. So, if you're diabetic, don't do this at all. I've had seven foot surgeries and my feet, especially heels, are extremely dry and cracking. I soak my feet in mineral oil and lukewarm to hot water for 30-60 minutes. After drying my feet off, I use a new razor blade and gently cut off layer after layer of skin. I start with the callouses (under my foot and big toe), then the tailor callouses (under my foot and baby toe) before I proceed with my outer and inner heels. I have several foot creams that I use: Kera sel, udderly smooth, baby oil and Vaseline. My DPM (Diplomat of Podiatric Medicine) doesn't like me using a razor blade but has seen my handiwork and says that I do a good job.The prescribed orthotics (inner shoe soles made especially for me using a case of my feet) keep my feet balanced and lessens the speed of reoccurrence.
Answer by Ewadun at 11:02 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by all4mymarine at 11:03 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by all4mymarine at 11:54 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 6:44 AM on Jan. 22, 2010