Sunday, April 19, 2015

Help for Dry Feet

     Dry cracked feet are never attractive or comfortable.  Aging and normal activity cause the padding to deteriorate on the soles of your feet.  The feet become more tender and prone to dryness and injury.  Calluses, dry heels, and thickened cuticles form.

     Your feet will be much more likely to remain healthy if you get regular professional pedicures and follow a good daily home-care maintenance plan.  Professional pedicures can offer temporary relief to people that suffer from dry rough calluses, dry crusty heels and dry thick cuticles.  For home use, there are many moisturizing and softening products on the market that nurture the tissues and help to maintain healthy skin. 

     Daily home-care maintenance is a very important factor in keeping the feet healthy.  Monthly pedicures by themselves are not enough to adequately treat dry calluses, dry heels, or dry cuticles.  In order to prevent problems from reoccurring, the feet should be cared for daily.  Natural herbal home-care products will control many foot dryness problems.   Daily home foot care primarily involves the application of lotion or herbal topical products to moisturize dry skin, and cuticle oil to moisturize dry cuticles. 

     People that have thick, yellow or dark toenails also often suffer from very dry thick skin on their feet.  Fungus infections frequently affect the condition of both the skin and nails resulting in severe dryness.  If you think you have a skin or nail fungus infection, you should consult a podiatrist or medical doctor for advice.  Topical liquid fungus treatments should contain Thymol. 

     The cuticles and calluses should NOT be cut.  Cutting this thickened skin will cause it to grow back thicker and quicker.  The credo cutting blade implement has been outlawed by the state of Georgia due to the danger and the lack of proper sanitation practices.  Improper use of the credo cutting implement will cause bleeding and infection.  For public safety, the use of exfoliation scrubs, pumice stones, foot files, and herbal skin softening products are recommended instead of the dangerous credo cutting blade implement. 

     Monthly professional pedicures and a good daily home-care maintenance routine are the two keys to proper safe and sanitary foot care.  If you need help for dry calluses, dry heels, dry cuticles, toenail fungus, or ingrown toenails, then get help from a professional licensed nail technician.

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