4 Tips to Fix Your Dry and Cracked Feet
What causes dry and cracked feet?
Typically, dry and cracked feet are caused when excessive pressure and weight are applied to the fat pad under the heel. This causes the skin to expand sideways and crack, especially when it lacks moisture.
If you’re experiencing feet that are cracked, itchy, and rough to the touch, here are four tips on how to best heal them.
Soak with Epsom Salt
Epsom salt baths for your feet help reduce stress, ease pain, and calm inflammation. It’s a great treatment to use when experiencing gout, foot odors, and infections.
When starting an Epsom salt bath, fill the basin or tub with warm water that’s deep enough to cover your feet and toes. To the bath, add a ½ cup of Epsom salt and begin to soak your feet for 30 to 60 minutes. Once complete, moisturize your feet with thick ointment or cream to prevent the skin from drying out further.
Gently Exfoliate Feet with a Scrub
Using a gentle exfoliator on your feet helps remove dirt and dead skin cells without over-drying the skin. You’ll be able to smooth the skin to feel soft. When looking for gentle exfoliators, consider purchasing indulgent and rich formulas containing soothing ingredients such as lavender, honey, grapefruit, and aloe vera.
Apply Thick Moisturizers
When your feet are dry and cracked, it’s crucial to hydrate them with a thick moisturizer. After soaking your feet in Epsom salt, apply an ointment or cream that’s fragrance-free and contains nourishing ingredients that draw moisture to the skin. Hydrating ingredients to look for include:
- Hyaluronic Acid
To ensure these hydrating ingredients are locked into the skin, check if occlusives are present such as dimethicone, shea butter, ceramides, and petrolatum.
Cure Feet with a Medical Foot Facial
Medical foot facials are a hydrating and rejuvenating treatment for your feet. You’ll experience nourishing foot soaks, exfoliation, peels, therapeutic foot massages, callus treatments, and more.
UZURI offers a 150-minute Medical Foot Facial perfect for those who suffer from extremely hard skin, thick calluses, corns, rough and dry skin, and cracked heels. This service is performed in our medical facility by a trained doctor or nurse and nail technician.
We’ll begin the medical foot facial with an UZURI Signature CBD Pedicure, followed by the removal of all calluses, corns, and dead skin with a surgical blade by a trained doctor or nurse. They can also provide a more thorough examination and treatment for deeper exfoliation of dry, dead, and callused skin during this time.
Hot stones are placed on the feet, and a reflexology massage is performed. After this, Paraffin wax is applied to both feet and used as a form of heat therapy. This helps increase blood flow, decrease joint tension, and provide muscle relaxation.
When the service is complete, your feet will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. To ensure they continue feeling and looking fabulous, you’ll receive full-size products ($100 value) to use at home with detailed instructions on how to maintain your foot health.
UZURI: St. Croix’s Luxury Hand & Foot Spa
Want to heal your dry and cracked feet? Visit UZURI in Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI today! Our Medical Nail Technicians are ready to cleanse, nourish, and treat your feet with our natural, vegan, and/or organic spa products to ensure they’re strong and healthy. Book your appointment online now!