Avoid Winter Foot Woes

By office
December 28, 2011
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Although dry skin is not usually serious, it may not be attractive and can cause you to be uncomfortable.  There are several factors that may cause your heels to become dry and cracked, weather being the number one culprit.  Some people enjoy the sparking winter wonderland that the first snowfall can bring but the winter months also bring harsh, cold weather. The decrease in humidity and temperature cause your feet to become dry.  Turning on the heat to escape from the cold weather may also be to blame, as air conditioning and central heating also decrease the humidity.   The weather may also worsen any existing skin conditions. 

Your hygiene routine may also be a cause of your dry skin.  Hot baths and showers can cause your skin to dry out as well as harsh soaps and detergents. Hot showers, especially long ones, break down the lipids in your skin causing it to dry out and the soap you are using may also be a cause.

But don't worry.  You can continue to enjoy your showers and soap because there are doctor approved products designed to help your dry skin.  Barefoot Bontanica cracked heel repair cream dissolves away dry callused skin and moisturizes the underlying healthy skin.  This product is great because it is a special podiatric physician and pharmacist formula.  It also contains certified organic ingredients and is easy to use. Simply apply to rough,dry, cracked or callused areas of feet twice daily (best after bathing, to trap moisture in skin.) For severe cases, use under cotton socks overnight the first few days of treatment. As callus tissue softens, gently reduce with a pumice stone. Barefoot botanica and other great doctor approved products are available through our online product store.  Remember, foot pain is not normal.  If you are experiencing any problems with your feet, don't hesitate to call our office at 419-423-1888 or visit our website to request and appointment.