Very dry feet are more likely to suffer from cracking, grazing, eczema, etc. They are therefore more vulnerable to infections caused by bacteria and fungi.
The skin on the feet is different from the skin on other parts of the body. More specifically, the skin on the soles of the feet is thicker and lacks sebaceous glands. That is why feet are more susceptible to becoming dry and damage being caused to the barrier function.
On the other hand, being on your feet a lot coupled with pressure and friction from footwear can lead to the formation of thicker or callused hyperkeratinised skin areas.
Good prevention and treatment for dry feet is essential for a good quality of life.
Dry foot care
In summer, exposure to the sun, constant contact with water or chlorine in the pool can cause excessive dehydration to the skin. So it is common to have dry feet after the summer. Cracked and dry heels are often a top foot care concern.
On the other hand, cold and dry winter weather and confinement inside shoes can also alter how hydrated our feet are.
After bathing or showering, it is important to moisturise the feet correctly. We recommend a light massage every day with a moisturising cream specifically designed for feet. It is important that this cream is rich in emollients that help to restore the structure and the adequate degree of hydration, as well as to recover skin comfort and its natural protection capacity.
Moisturisers for dry feet must also contain active ingredients that stop the loss of transcutaneous water, providing moisture and retaining it, mimicking the structure of the hydrolipidic film and acting on the cellular metabolism causing a mild keratolytic effect.