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How to Get Rid of Dead Skin on Feet (7 Useful Methods)

How to Get Rid of Dead Skin on Feet (7 Useful Methods)

How to Get Rid of Dead Skin on Feet (7 Useful Methods)

Nice looking feet are as important as an attractive face. But sometimes the feet are subjected to a lot of pressure due to walking and lack of moisture, making them dry and scaly. Dead skin start to form, most of the times causing cracking or heel fissures. Apart from lack of enough moisture, this problem can also be caused by wearing improper footwear, exposure to water, cold weather, using harsh soaps and standing for long hour.

Most people report seeing flaky or red patches, bleeding from the fissures, itchiness, peeling skin and pain as a result of dead skin on the feet. If this is a problem you have been dealing with, then you are at the right place. The good news is that I know some very effective remedies to get rid of those dead skins once and for all, and am going to share them with you right here!

1. Scrub the dead skin away

foot tub

Before you can get to any other remedy, it’s recommended that you start by scrubbing away the hard dead skin. Here’s the right way to do it.

You will need...

  • Foot tub
  • Warm water
  • Liquid soap
  • Pumice stone
  • Soft towel
  • Moisturizer or foot cream

Directions

Put some warm water in a foot tub and then add some liquid soap. Soak your feet inside the warm soapy water, allowing them to sit there for around 20 minutes. Take the pumice stone and gently scrub the dead skin cells away.

Now rinse off the feet using clean water and then pat dry using a soft towel. They are clean, right? Now go ahead and apply some moisturizer or foot cream before wearing a pair of cotton socks overnight. Repeat this every day before you go to bed until you cannot see any more dead skin on your feet.

2. Dip your feet in warm water

soak in warm water

This remedy is different from that of scrubbing. It involves dipping your feet in warm water to loosen the dead skin cells, preventing them from becoming drier than usual. You could choose to scrub the dead skin away or just leave them to get off on their own. Here’s what to do:

You will need...

  • A basin with warm water
  • Soft towel
  • Moisturizer or lotion

Directions

Fill a basin on a bucket with warm water and then place your feet right inside the water for around 20 minutes. If you want, you could scrub off the dead skin cells before drying the feet using a soft towel. Apply some lotion in order to moisturize your feet. Do this every day and see wonders happen!

3. Apply coconut oil

coconut oil

Coconut oil is a superb remedy to moisturize your feet, not to mention fight bacterial and fungal infections. But you do not just apply it on your feet and expect the dead skin to disappear, no. You have to follow specific steps to make it a reality.

You will need...

  • A basin of warm water
  • A Loofah
  • A soft towel
  • Coconut oil
  • Clean pair of cotton socks

Directions

Before you head to bead, soak your feet inside the basin of warm water and the scrub them using a Loofah. Dry the feet with a soft towel before applying the coconut oil generously. Put on the socks for the entire night and remove them in the morning, repeating this process again.

Tip/Note

Don’t have coconut oil in your house? Well, don’t worry. You could still use olive oil. It works just as good.

4. Glycerine and lemon juice

lemon juice

If you have ever visited a dermatologist with a feet problem, chances are that you saw them use some glycerine as one of the methods of treatment. It works great as it makes your feet softer. But to make it more effective, we have an awesome mixture you could try.

You will need...

  • Glycerine
  • Fresh extract of lemon juice
  • A basin of water
  • A soft towel

Directions

Start by mixing the lemon juice with glycerine and then apply the mixture directly on the feet. Leave it to sit there for around 20 minutes. Wash your feet off with water before drying them with the soft towel. Repeat this for several weeks and dead skin of feet will be a thing of the past.

5. Mentholated rub

Many people know mentholated rub as an effective treatment for toenail fungus. Well, the good news is that it could also help with removing dead skin on your feet. Here’s how to do it:

You will need...

  • Mentholated rub
  • Clean pair of cotton socks
  • A basin of warm water

Directions

Before you go to bed, apply mentholated rub on your feet and then put on a pair of cotton socks, leaving it there overnight. Wash the feet with some warm water in the morning. Make this a daily routine until all the rough skin is gone.

6. Soak the feet in Epsom salt and water

epsom salt

Ask any physician and they will tell you what a great remedy Epsom salt is, especially when it comes to improving circulation. When you use it on the feet, t tends to increase circulation to that area, making it easier to remove the dead skin. According to some studies, it also turns out that it contains magnesium as well that helps get rid of toxins from your feet.

You will need...

  • A basin of warm water
  • Epsom salt
  • A soft towel
  • Petroleum jelly

Directions

Add some Epsom salt into the basin of water and then soak your feet right inside for around 10 minutes. Now dry the feet using the soft towel before applying some petroleum jelly evenly. Repeat this everyday for three to four days.

7. Apply a thick paste of paraffin wax and mustard oil

mustard oil

Paraffin wax acts as a natural emollient, softening the dead skin on your feet. Some scientists say that it retains all the natural oils on your skin as it does this. Now here’s the trick to it:

You will need...

  • Some paraffin wax
  • An equal amount of coconut or mustard oil
  • A microwave
  • A pair of cotton socks
  • A basin of warm water

Directions

Take the paraffin wax and heat it in a microwave and then add an equal amount of coconut or mustard oil. It forms a thick paste, right? Great. Now apply this paste on the dead skin concentrating more on the cracks. Put on the socks and leave it there overnight. In the morning, wash the feet thoroughly. Do this every day for one to two weeks. The dead skin will be gone by then.

Conclusion

If you are reading this post then chances are that you are having a problem with dead skin on your feet, or perhaps know someone close whom you wish to help. Whatever the case, don’t worry or beat yourself down because I have a solution for you.

These remedies have been proven to work just fine and don’t have any side effects (of course unless you are allergic to one of them). If you love them, it could be nice if you shared the article so that everyone adds the remedies to their list.

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