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Wayne, NJ, Podiatrists Recommend Epsom Salt For Dry Feet

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As the fall and winter seasons approach, so does dry air and dry skin. While we tend to focus on ways to relieve this problem on our faces and hands, it’s important to keep our feet in mind as well! If you experience dry skin on your feet, there are many treatment options to achieve smooth, moisturized skin. Our Wayne, NJ, podiatrists explain more below. 

Treatment Options

Using Epsom salt soaks is the perfect first step in dry foot treatment. Epsom salt is often used in baths for muscle aches and pains, but it is also effective for softening the skin on your feet. It is a mix of minerals (magnesium and sulfate) that dissolve in warm water.

How To Use Epsom Salt

You can purchase Epsom salt at most supermarkets and grocery stores. Make sure you buy the correct type, as there is also Epsom salt for agricultural use! You will also need a foot bath to soak your feet in, and a pumice stone to scrub dead skin off. After you have all your materials ready, simply:

  1. Wash your feet well.
  2. Fill the foot bath with hot water and add ½ cup of Epsom salt.
  3. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Dry your feet and use the pumice stone to gently scrub dry, dead skin off.
  5. Apply a lotion to moisturize your feet.
  6. Repeat this daily until all the dry, dead skin is gone!

Additionally, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the foot bath for a more relaxing experience.

The Root Cause Of Winter Skin

The lack of humidity in the air is the cause of dry winter skin. While Epsom salt soaks, lotions and other skin treatments can relieve this problem, a good method of prevention is to moisten the air in your home. Consider buying a humidifier for your home to avoid dry indoor air.

Call Our Wayne, NJ, Podiatrists Today To Find Out More!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoes and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Wayne Foot & Ankle Center, with a convenient podiatry office in Wayne, NJ, by calling 973.524.7013 or by clicking here .

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