How to Heal Rough, Dry Feet

Spring and summer are the seasons of the naked feet.  Our feet get a little freedom from being bound in boots and we can wear our best looking flip-flops and sandals.  But if you have rough, dry feet, you may not be excited about showing them off. 

You may come by your dry skin naturally or it may worsen with age. Either way, rough, dry feet are no fun when you finally get to walk barefoot in the sand or need a quick shoe to slide on for a springtime outing.  Moist, attractive feet can be yours with a few simple routines.

Soak with Epsom Salt and Exfoliate

Warm water, but not too hot, can loosen up the tough skin on your feet to get the process started.  Add the magnesium mineral Epsom salt, which is a natural antibacterial and antifungal that also soothes the internal muscles and exterior skin on your feet.  Squirt one pump of our Natura Veda facial cleanser onto a pumice stone and scrub each foot.  The coconut oil and plant-based glycerin ingredients will help gently remove bacteria and fungus while adding moisture to your feet.  Repeat the scrubbing process using a quarter-size portion of our Natura Veda apricot exfoliant to slough off all extra dead skin cells and encourage new, refreshed cells to rise to the surface.  After exfoliation, rinse feet with clean water. 

Make your Moisturizer Count

Not all moisturizers are created equally.  To get the maximum moisture for your feet, use an all-natural, healing moisturizer with a multidimensional approach such as our Natura Veda botanical elixir.  With Moringa and Sacha Inchi oils, this doubly effective formula is jam-packed with cell-hydrating essential fatty acids including omega-3s and oleic acid that penetrates deeply into layers of skin.  When combined, these two oils have an age-defying effect on skin, even feet.  After soaking and scrubbing, pat dry leaving some dampness on the feet.  Massage our botanical elixir all over your feet paying special attention to cracked heals and dry nail beds.  Lock in the moisture by wearing a clean pair of cotton socks overnight. 

Eat Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids work well when applied topically and incorporated into your diet.  Our bodies don’t produce essential fatty acids on its own so they must be consumed through our diet.  Omega-3s and Omega-6s support healthy cell membranes and act as a natural oil barrier that help keep cells hydrated and nourished.  Eating essential fatty acids will help alleviate dry, irritated, course skin and plump up your skin cells, including on your feet.  Not sure where to get your essential fatty acids?  Try omega-3s from fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines or other natural sources such as flax, walnuts and soy.  Omega-6 fatty acids are found in poultry, grains and many cooking oils. 

Dry, rough feet can be a problem of the past when you follow these 3 steps to softer, more attractive feet.  Move over sneakers and boots, spring footwear is about to make its debut. 

Erin Stieglitz
Erin Stieglitz