Dry skin is a nuisance and a cosmetic problem; however, when allowed to become excessively dry, the skin tears and cracks, producing painful “fissures.” If not treated, the pain will not only become intense but also the cracks and fissures may bleed. And once bleeding occurs, the skin is prone to bacterial infections and athletes foot.
If you have a dry, cracked and calused feet, you should avoid walking barefoot outside or wearing sandals outside for prolonged periods of time to prevent calluses. Consider padded inserts for your shoes to reduce pressure caused by callus buildup.
If you are diabetic, the American Diabetes Association cautions against attempting to cut calluses yourself, as this can make matters worse, causing ulcers and infection. You should also refrain from putting creams or lotions between the toes, as the excess moisture there could result in an infection. If you feel your calluses are worsening, it’s better to consult your doctor.
Today, I’ve found a great recipe – the Handmade Peppermint Foot Cream recipe – from FrugallySustainable that might help your problems.
According to Andrea, the author of the blog, it is easy to make this recipe that make use of the rich and moisturizing ingredients that include, cocoa butter, Shea butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, essential oils of peppermint and essential oils of lavender.
To see how to make this recipe easily and learn how to use it for effective result, kindly read the post… A Recipe for Handmade Peppermint Foot Cream.