Feet tend to get dirtier and sweatier than other parts of the body, so it’s important to wash them regularly. Make it a habit to wash your feet twice daily, at the beginning and the end of the day. Use a mild soap or antiseptic soap and lukewarm water to get rid of sweat, dirt and bacteria that might be present on your feet. Do not use very hot water, which can strip away your skin’s natural oils. Also, avoid using hard water to wash your feet, as it can really dry out the skin and make your feet more prone to cracks. After washing, make sure to use a soft towel and dry your feet thoroughly, especially between the toes.
Just like washing, scrubbing your feet and heels regularly is also important. The skin on your feet is thicker, so it is essential to remove dead skin with exfoliation to keep your feet soft and smooth. Regular exfoliation also reduces the risk of developing corns or calluses. If you have corns or calluses, get them treated by a doctor. Use a foot scrubber or pumice stone to get rid of dead skin cells. While scrubbing, use a gentle filing motion and avoid rubbing your feet too hard with the pumice stone. Make sure to soak your feet in lukewarm water for at least 10 minutes prior to scrubbing.
You can even make a homemade foot scrub by mixing sugar or salt with baby oil to make a thick paste. Apply the paste all over your feet, then massage in circular motions for 5 minutes. Finish off with a light pumice stone scrub. Rinse your feet off with cool water, pat dry and apply a high-quality foot cream. Exfoliate your feet twice a week to keep them soft and smooth.
With all the wear and tear your feet experience, it is obvious why your feet become dry and cracked. Hence, it is very important to apply moisturizer on your feet a few times daily and especially before going to bed. When applying a moisturizer, make sure to rub it all over the top and bottom of your feet, including your toes. Before going to bed, make it a habit to apply some foot cream on your feet and massage gently using circular motions for about 10 minutes. If your heels tend to crack during the winter months, wear socks to bed after moisturizing to help retain the moisture longer. However, never apply too much moisturizer between your toes. You can also rely on natural products like coconut oil, olive oil or cocoa butter. These products help keep dry skin moisturized from within. When using oil, warm it gently before use to help the skin absorb it quickly.
A soothing foot cream formulated with Urea for the special caring of excessively dry skin & cracked heels. Dry skin conditions should be treated with this more intense 25% Urea cream & applied regularly, will quickly hydrate & moisturise the affected area.
Once the body’s natural balance has been attained, continue to combat the underlying problem with Ureka 10% Footcare Cream which with continued use will aid skin cell dermal hydration, keeping feet supple & improving skin texture.
Urea is an important component of the body’s natural moisturising factor and is well known for keeping the skin revitalised, soft.
Do this ideally two to three times a week. Apply moisturiser after showering and before bed and wear cotton bed socks to help the moisturiser sink in properly.
If you must wear heels, don’t walk in them. Sit down and look gorgeous! Seriously, keep the heel as low as possible and opt for a shoe with an ankle strap to hold the foot in place. Wearing really high heels should be for occasions and events, not general wear.
Don't skip doing warm up exercises before walking because this activity can help reduce foot muscle injuries. And remember warm up in the right way with appropriate time. As a walker you may struggle with this problem. This constant flexing of your shin muscle creates soreness when you increases walking or running speed and distance.