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With the upcoming humid weathers, we’re soon ditching the usage of thick garments and close-footed shoes. In this heat, who can bear to wear a pair of thick boots? It’d probably be weird which is why we swap our winter clothing for much calmer and breezier choices.

Our feet are not excused from this change but one can’t help feeling embarrassed at unsightly dry, cracked feet. No one wants to walk around with dry cracking feet in their sandals so let’s get to the bottom of why this happens.

Why does the skin on our feet crack?

Dry heels woman on a white background closeupThere are a lot of reasons why dry skin happens. Normally, if you have skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and etc, this is a common occurrence. On a more serious note, dry skin can also be a symptom for diabetes.

Another cause could be because of your age. As we continue to age, our body is unable to provide as much nutrients thus could lead to a lack of care for our feet. At times, it can also be the weather that can cause your feet to dry out especially if you’re from a humid country.

What can I do to prevent dry feet?

While lotions and moisturizers can be a good solution, they don’t always provide the immediate relief to dry, cracking feet. Some lotions have alcohol which ends up causing your skin to dry up instead of getting back to the supple and healthy feel.

One very effective way to get rid of dry, flaking skin is exfoliating. Exfoliate the rough skin of your feet so that you need not to worry about how your feet look. Exfoliating is a deep cleansing procedure aimed to shed off dead skin cells which happens to be the drying skin on your feet. You also need not worry as it’s best to exfoliate once or twice a week therefore you’re not dedicating a lot of your time to getting your feet done. The best perk about exfoliating is the relaxing approach to taking care of your feet, so don’t miss out on those foot spa sessions if you’re too stressed out.

Last but not the least, keep yourself hydrated! Drinking a lot of water goes a long way, not only for your skin but for your body in general.  Drink at least eight glasses of water a day, or more, if you’re active under the sun.

Following these tips can help you rid and avoid dry feet. You’ll never have to worry about cracking heels by the time you put your sandals or slippers on for summer!

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