If you have a lot of peeling skin on the bottom of your feet, there is a good chance that you're slightly embarrassed or uncomfortable because of it. This can be hard for you to deal with, especially during the summer when you don't necessarily want to be wearing shoes that hide your feet. Here are some tips for getting rid of the peeling skin on the bottom of your feet as soon as possible and prevent it from coming back.
1. Take an Oatmeal Bath
The first step is to thoroughly exfoliate your feet. The easiest way to do this that doesn't require any extra equipment is to soak your feet in an oatmeal bath. First, run a hot bath. When you are done filling the tub with water. take finely ground oatmeal and add it to the water or take regular oatmeal and put it into a sock that has been tied with a rubber band and drop it in the water. Wait a few seconds and stir the water to make sure that the water is permeating the oatmeal. Dip your feet in the water and soak them for twenty to thirty minutes. This will soften the skin on the bottom of your feet and loosen the dead skin so that it is easier to remove.
2. Slough Off the Skin
The next thing that you will need to do is figure out a way to slough off the dead skin. You have many options available to you. The first is that you can use a Ped Egg or some other foot shaver to get rid of the dead skin. You can also use a pumice stone to rub away the dead skin. Finally, you can vigorously rub the bottom of your feet with a washcloth. Do this for several days in a row in order to get rid of all of the dead skin.
Finally, you want to make sure that you are hydrating your feet and your body. Get a moisturizer that is specifically for feet in order to make sure that it is strong enough to permeate the thicker layer of skin on your soles. Apply this every night. Drink a lot of water to make sure that moisture isn't pulled from your body's extremities to be used elsewhere, which can further exacerbate dead skin on your feet.
For more information, make an appointment with your local foot clinic for more treatment options, tips, and tricks.