What is good for the bottom of your feet if you have rough soles?
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I don't moisturize them, but I probably should. But that would involve wearing socks to bed and that got me into trouble a couple of years ago. I got a fungus under one of my big toe nails. No fun.
Mostly I just use a metal rasp on them and finish off with a pumice stone.
yikes I will keep that in mind!
My Haflinger shoes - German made. They have a wonderful cushiony cork base and are kind and soothing on my feet. They're so comfy that I no longer have hurting feet. But there's nothing more kind to my tootsies than a long, hot foot soak in soapy water, followed by a cooler rinse.
Once the feet come out of the hot soak, I put Vasoline on them, on the soles of my feet, between my toes, in any nooks and crannies. Then I put on a white pair of socks. In winter when my feet need this treatment, I add a second pair of white socks as I get into bed, to prevent me from taking them off in my sleep.
Next morning, presto. Soft pretty feet. Note: If you think you'll take the socks off during the night, don't do this treatment over night. Instead do it first thing in the morning, and then wear the socks with a dark pair over them and walk around that way all day. At nighttime, rewash your feet, dry thoroughly and go to sleep as normally.
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There is a sandpaper type bar that flakes off the dry, hardened skin. Then cream them with nice cocoa butter cream. If you are sick and congested, then use vicks vapor rub, it will go straight to your chest and sinus, and help you breathe.
We absorb a lot of things through pores in our feet. There are a lot of foot washes, that extract metals, and toxins into the water. So if you are going that route, only use the prescribed product, until your pores close.
Total Answers: 4, Total Page Views: 834.For the rough soles of your feet? The best starting point is shoes.
Walking around barefoot takes oil out of your skin. Carpet, wood floors, concrete, dirt and grass all conspire to dry out your skin. Flip-flops help, crocs are okay, sneakers are good if you have two pairs and air out one while you wear the other.
Excessive exposure to water (swimming pools, wet grass, damp floors, heavy perspiration inside of shoes and especially boots) is not good for your feet. Again you lose natural oil, when skin wrinkles due to water (like your fingers wrinkle), the drying out and losing that oil that makes the skin crack and flake. Not good. The best defense against germs and infection is unbroken skin.
To protect your feet and ease your rough soles:
NEVER go barefoot. Always have house shoes, slippers, socks, something on your feet at all times.
Change your socks every day. If you play sports or work out or walk a lot, change your socks when they become wet, right after a workout or maybe after work.
After a bath, or shower, or when your feet get wet -- dry your feet on a towel or cloth and be sure to get in between the toes. DO NOT use powder on your feet. It dries the skin too fast and results in cracks. Also, when it gets damp again it turns into a paste and keeps moisture next to your skin.
Before going to sleep, rub an oil on your feet -- baby oil is good. NOT HAND LOTION. Hand lotion is alcohol base, dries quickly and takes oil with it. You need to replace oil in your skin. Baby oil eases the skin but it's not a replacement for natural oil.
Your skin will heal itself, given the chance. You need some grease and oil in your diet (not much -- a taco or burger is enough for a week) to make your skin more elastic. If you have dandruff, that's dry skin.
Foot pads are great for feet. Cutting back on friction means you're not losing oil, cushioning the bottom of the foot and supporting the arch. And they should be replaced every 3 to 6 months. Buy 'em cheap, have 'em handy, replace when they are flattened out, worn out or lose shape. The more expensive foam forms really help.
If you have blisters, bunions, corns or hammer toes -- check your shoes. It may not be as pretty to buy a larger shoe or boot but your feet will thank you for it. And when your feet are comfy, you feel great. If you are wearing high heels, only put them on when you need them. Wearing them all day, stuffing your feet into tight, abrasive shoes make you uncomfortable, mean and the abuse of your feet and lower back could be forever. You may be able to take it when you are young, but it will bite you and your feet later.
If you already have cracked and dry skin: Remove any skin hanging off by cutting with small scissors or using an abrasive pad. This skin is dead, it will not grow back into place. For any cracks, get a triple antibiotic ointment (it's cheap and available over the counter) and rub this into the cracks before going to bed. For difficult and painful cracks, use this and then wear socks or stockings to keep it in place. This should help your feet in one to two days. After your feet are healed, think about using the oil once or twice a week. Again, if your feet are really dry, oil 'em up at night and put on socks to bed. Be sure you change the sox every day, change to a new pair in the morning to give your feet a chance to finish healing themselves.
There is no replacement for feet, treat 'em right and they will serve you well the rest of your life.
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This is so informational - I'd say it would be a "How To". Brilliant!
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