How can I keep my feet soft, supple and in good condition throughout the winter?

During the winter months, it is common for feet to become dry with hard skin and cracks. Often, the primary cause of this is dehydration of the skin. There are a few simple things that you can do to help keep your feet in top condition this winter:

 

  1. Moisturising
    Cream your feet once a day (all over except in between your toes) with a urea based cream to help restore the moisture in your feet. This will help soften any hard skin making it easier to maintain smooth feeling feet.
  2. Filing
    Filing your feet 2-3 times a week, preferably when your feet are dry, will reduce the chance of any rough edges forming as well as any callus formation.
  3. Keeping your feet warm and dry
    During the winter months it is important to keep your feet warm and dry where possible in order to help circulation to your feet; this will help with your foot health and reduces the risk of other common conditions such as chilblains forming.

 

Doing these few simple things will help keep your feet in good condition. However, if you would like more advice or feel you would benefit from  professional help to maintain your feet during the winter, get in touch on 01380 730473 to book a Podiatry appointment or book online.

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