Therapy for cracked, flaky feet
During the harmattan season, the environment tends to be very dry, causing a variety of skin problems. One of those problems is a cracked and flaky feet. It is a common problem, which can occur in both adults and children. But it seems to affect women more often than men. Cracked feet can cause discomfort, to the point that it can become painful when not treated in good time. What you should not do during harmattan • Use of hot water dries the skin more. Make use of water between warn and cold for bathing or cleaning feet. • Take maximum of 15 minutes when taking your bath. It is not advisable to dip the feet into water for a very long time. • Use of harsh soaps and too much scrubbing can increase dryness. • Don’t walk around barefoot during cold weather. What you should do during harmattan Make use of petroleum jelly, coconut oil, olive oil and glycerin to prevent cracked feet and maintain the softness of the skin. Therapy for cracked flaky feet • Apply balm daily to increase skin elasticity. • Always wear shoes to protect your feet from cracks. • Keep your feet in warm water or soapy for about to 20 minutes. • Use foot scrubber or pumice stone to remove any hard skin. • Apply a feet balm or moisturizer to the affected area. • Apply petroleum jelly over your feet and always put on socks to avoid cracks on your feet.