Foot care is essential for everyone, regardless of age. Hydration, exfoliation, and pedicure treatments are vital for maintaining beautiful feet, but they can be costly. Here’s a cost-effective, homemade recipe to pamper your feet, addressing common issues like dehydration, cracking, and hardening of the skin.
Causes of Foot Skin Problems:
Dehydration: The main cause of cracked heels. Lack of hydration leads to dry skin and thickening as a protective response. Without prompt care, cracks can worsen, becoming painful and itchy.
Nutritional Deficiencies: Deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, like iron, or conditions like diabetes and hypothyroidism, can lead to dry skin.
Environmental Factors: Walking barefoot, wearing uncomfortable shoes, or using harsh soaps can impact foot health.
Prolonged Standing: This can cause the skin on the feet to harden, leading to cracked heels.
Aging: As skin ages, it loses elasticity, becoming thick, dry, and more prone to cracking.
Obesity: Excess weight puts pressure on the heel, potentially leading to cracks if the skin is inflexible.
Continue Reading in next page