Extreme temperatures, aging and even shoes you wear can cause cracked and dry skin on the feet. It is not a serious problem, but can be unattractive and uncomfortable. The treatment of dry skin is a three-step process that requires exfoliation, softening and moisturizing.
Exfoliate with sugar
Mix equal parts of olive oil and brown sugar to make a thick scrub. Use your hands to rub the mixture on your clean feet, focusing your efforts on purifying your heels and anywhere else that is particularly dry. Massage your feet with the scrub vigorously for 10-15 minutes, then rinse the mixture thoroughly with cold water. Dry your feet with a clean towel.
Smooth with honey
Soaking your feet is the first step to relieve dry skin, and is easy to make a soak with simple ingredients. Add a cup of honey to a gallon of warm or hot water and dip your feet for 10-15 minutes. If you are severely dry, you may want to make it even longer. The natural enzymes in honey help speed healing and adhering moisture to the skin. If you need to shorten your nails, do it before dipping your feet, as they will be soft after immersion. Soak your feet helps improve circulation. Poor circulation is one of the causes of dry skin, and regular foot baths can help prevent it.
Protect with vaseline
Rub vaseline generously for all your feet, massaging the thick jelly between your toes, heels and on top. Vaseline moisturizes and seals in moisture within the skin to promote healing. Have a pair of socks on hand to get and keep shinning as vaseline is slippery. Do this before going to bed to let vaseline work overnight, then rinse thoroughly the feet in the morning.