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How to moisturize your dry feet?

Moisturizing your dry feet is a necessary care to do for good foot health. Here are all my tips for properly moisturizing your dry feet.

We are all looking for beautiful feet, especially when summer arrives and we have to get out the flip flops or the flip flops. Even when we have to walk barefoot on the sand, by the pool or simply at home because it's hot. In short, our feet are clearly visible and it is out of the question to have them dry. And yet, we are all confronted with dry feet but few of us, especially men, moisturize our dry feet. An essential care.

Here are my tips for doing a good foot peel.

Why should you moisturize your dry feet?


If we have dry feet, it is mainly due to the absence of sebaceous glands on the skin of the feet. The sebaceous glands are indeed responsible for the production of sebum. So generally, sebum is feared because it is notably responsible for oily skin and the appearance of pimples and blackheads. But you should know that sebum is also an essential element to nourish the skin, moisturize it. Since the feet have no sebaceous glands, they are considerably drier than other parts of the body. This is the reason why the heels are usually dry or cracked.

Similarly, and this mainly concerns women, but it can also concern men, the habit of not putting socks in certain shoes causes the foot, and especially the heel, to be in direct contact with the shoe.

Thus, to protect yourself, calluses, corns or even calluses  or even cracks will appear on the foot (generally at its ends, such as the heel or the toes). This is called hyperkeratosis. This means that the most superficial part of the epidermis will thicken to protect itself. Hyperkeratosis can become painful from the moment or cracks for example will split.

So, to avoid this, it will be necessary to moisturize your dry feet.


How to moisturize your dry feet?

To properly moisturize your dry feet, you have different options.

A moisturizer to moisturize your dry feet

The first thing you need to do to moisturize your dry feet is to simply apply moisturizer. But be careful, you should not put any moisturizer on your feet, you will have to choose a rich cream. Thus, a cream that will be more concentrated than your moisturizer for the face. Remember that your feet don't have sebaceous glands like your face. A rich moisturizer will not only be important to moisturize your dry feet but also to repair feet damaged by cracks in particular.


It will be advisable to apply the moisturizer to hydrate your dry feet in the evening before going to bed or after taking your shower or your bath. Since a rich moisturizer is thicker than a regular moisturizer, it will take longer to penetrate the skin of the feet. It will therefore be necessary to make good circular massages to make it penetrate better.


Also, don't forget to apply moisturizer after your foot peeling .

An oil to moisturize dry feet

You can also apply a vegetable oil to moisturize your dry feet, vegetable oils are indeed perfect for this because of their composition rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3. In fact, you can apply it to all parts of your body, not just your feet. You can make homemade beard oil with it.

You can thus use any vegetable oil to moisturize dry feet, the one you have in your kitchen such as olive oil or sunflower oil. But you should know that Argan oil or sweet almond oil will be perfect for your dry feet.

Do not hesitate to apply in your vegetable oil a few drops of essential oils of your choice, to give a little perfume and make the treatment more pleasant. You can thus opt for the essential oil of Ciste Ladanifère or the essential oil of Geranium bourbon which are regenerating.

A homemade balm to moisturize your dry feet

Another way to moisturize dry feet, which is very easy to do and requires few ingredients, is to make a homemade balm. To do this, it's very simple, you will need:

  • 20 grams of shea butter

  • of honey

  • beeswax

  • 10 ml of sweet almond vegetable oil

  • 2 drops of essential oils of your choice to perfume.

You must melt the shea butter in a double boiler, then mix all the ingredients. Use this special balm relatively quickly to moisturize dry feet.

A mask to moisturize your dry feet

The foot mask is also a great way to moisturize dry feet. And above all, they can be integrated into a general moment of relaxation where you will not only make a foot mask but also a face mask, comfortably installed on your sofa.

The foot mask is therefore a kind of socks that you will put on your feet for a certain time, the time indicated by the brand so that the hydration of the feet is as optimal as possible. You can find many masks to moisturize your dry feet in specialized shops and drugstores.

A homemade foot mask to moisturize your dry feet

If you are a fan of zero waste cosmetics, you can simply make your own foot mask. For this you will need the following ingredients:

  • a very ripe banana (so you have the choice between making a banana bread or a foot mask!)

  • a tablespoon of honey. If you don't have honey, you can substitute a vegetable oil, such as olive oil.

  • a ripe avocado.

Mash the avocado and the banana well then mix everything with the honey. You can then apply it to your feet.

Here is my selection of products to moisturize your dry feet

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