Foot Skin Care


Many people forget that with all the work feet do, their skin sometimes requires special attention. Solutions for foot problems include many creams and products, but natural remedies and home made solutions are often inexpensive enough to use every day, helping to round out a foot care regiment.

Foot Skin Care

Many of the home remedies to help feet with damaged skin will require a foot bath – often an ordinary household bucket or bath tub. Soaking feet in lukewarm salted water will help repair cracks and calluses, and rubbing feet with calamansi or papaya can soothe more intensely irritated areas. To care for really damaged soles, try soaking the feet in a tub of warm water with a cup of whole milk added.

Remember that proper foot skin care includes washing and drying feet daily, especially between the toes, to kill the fungi and bacteria that cause infections like Athlete’s Foot and plantar warts. Also, in order to keep feet dry and fungus free, avoid walking in moist, high traffic areas, and change socks or stockings daily or twice daily. The same is true for shoes – alternating between a few pairs will keep feet dry and happy! Well ventilated shoes made of natural materials are preferable, though diabetics might want to research footwear specially designed for their needs.