Dry, Cracked Winter Feet - What to do?

Monday, November 9, 2015

The average person walks 10,000 steps per day. Even a sedentary personal manages 3000-4000 steps daily. And, when you consider the force of each step can be 520 pounds to 800 pounds, that’s a lot of wear and tear on the feet.
We won’t get into all the conditions that can adversely affect your feet (that’s best left to a doctor) but will address one of the more prominent problems and one that we have a solution to.
Dry Feet: The skin on our feet is naturally dry, unlike the skin on the rest of the body. The skin on our feet has no oil glands, so it relies on hundreds of thousands (250,000 per foot) of sweat glands to keep our feet moisturized.
This can be problematic for people who do not properly moisturize their feet on a regular basis.
Dry feet can range in severity from mild, temporary dry skin to severe dry skin that causes additional problems.
Skin can become dry for a number of reasons, but there are ways to prevent it, such as keeping your feet moisturized and avoiding rubbing or scratching the skin.
Dry feet are generally a symptom of another problem, and if you have dry feet you may experience additional symptoms such as:
  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Cracks in the feet (fissures)
  • Rough skin
  • Flaky skin
  • Peeling skin
  • Rash (usually brought on by itching)
  • Problem worsens in winter months
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
Absolutely Natural has a wonderful solution. Our peppermint foot crème contains hydrators and other nutrients combined with cooling peppermint. It is like a spa treatment at home.
Daily use will help keep skin hydrated and you totally refreshed.

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