Dry skin on the legs and feet can be very problematic and prevents us from wearing our favorite dress or footwear. The skin on our feet has no oil glands and hence is more prone to dryness. Dry skin on feet causes cracked heels, which can be painful. Normally, the symptoms associated with dry skin in legs and feet are itchiness, flaky skin, peeling skin, rashes and cracked heels. Dry skin occurs most commonly during the winter and can affect all ages. During winter, the humidity is less leading the skin to dry up easily. Dry skin can occur round the year, but is most common during the winter.
How To Prevent Skin From Drying Up
Avoid Harsh Soaps
Use gentle pH balanced soaps while bathing. Harsh chemicals can cause the skin to dry up.
Avoid Washing Legs Often
Washing legs often can cause the natural oils present in the skin to wash away, which causes the skin to dry up. It is better to use warm or cold water instead of hot water for washing.
Use Fresh Razor For Shaving
Use fresh razor and one that is suitable for gentle skin for shaving. Dull razors can damage and irritate skin.
How To Remove Dry Skin On Legs
Exfoliation removes dead skin from the legs and makes them smooth. Prepare a scrub using sugar, lemon juice and olive oil (can use coconut oil also). Mix all the 3 together to form a paste. Lemon removes any tan on the legs. Soak your legs in warm water for 15 minutes to soften the skin. Now gently rub the prepared scrub on your legs to remove dead skin. Wash off with warm water and gentle soap.
How To Remove Dry Skin On Feet
This foot soak can be used to remove dead skin from feet. First, thoroughly wash your feet with soap and water. Fill a tub with water and add Epsom salt. Soak your feet until the water cools. Now pat your feet dry and wait for 10 minutes until the feet dries completely. Now gently scrub your feet with a pumice stone to remove dead skin. Apply moisturizer and cover your feet with socks to lock the moisture in.