Having hard skin on your feet is an unsightly look especially during hot weather when you want to wear flip flops or sandals. Not only that, it's rough and dry which often scratches against other areas of your feet or body when contact is made. Overtime, dry skin on feet will crack and can lead to torn hard skin that may bleed or catch against your socks. Ouch!
To remove hard skin on your feet, it takes more than just moisturising creams. Even the best foot moisturiser cream will find it difficult so we've looked at how to get rid of dry skin on feet as well as hard skin and put it all together in this article. You'll find these hard skin on feet removal methods will leave you with beautifully soft feet.
When people think of how to get rid of hard skin on feet, they often overlook one of the most basic methods which is something that can easily be done during a shower or bath – soaking your feet in water! Having a quick soak won’t soften the dry skin on your feet enough to remove it though.
To remove hard skin on your feet with this method, you will need the following items:
- Wash bowl
- Essential oils – lavender or rosemary
- Pumice stone
- Moisturising foot cream
How to get rid of hard skin on feet:
1. Fill up a washing bowl with enough water to cover your feet: Use warm water to promote blood circulation in your feet and rejuvenate. For a more luxurious experience, investing in a foot spa can help to relieve stressed and aching feet.
2. Add lavender or rosemary essential oils: These are ideal for pain relief, inflammation and sore muscles. You can skip this step if you prefer not to use oils.
3. Leave your feet to soak: For at least 15 minutes but no more than 30 minutes otherwise your skin will become overly moisturised which can damage your skin when removing the hard skin on your feet.
4. Take your feet out and pat it dry with a soft towel: Generously apply the foot cream to your feet in massaging and circular motions to encourage blood flow and relieve the tension in your feet.
For very dry skin on feet, socks can be worn to bed after applying foot cream to your feet. This will help to seal in the moisture. Or you could even apply some foot cream on before wearing socks during the day to help keep your feet moist.