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How To Soften Feet

How To Soften Feet

this video talks about how to soften the feet

Hello I'm Charles Goldman, a qualified Chiropodist/Podiatrist. I run “The Foot Pad” chiropody and physical therapy clinic in Coven, Central London. Today I'm going to talk to you about various foot problems and their treatment.

If your skin is very hard it's due to often to lack of sweat, believe it or not. This is called anhydrosis, and the important thing is to moisturize. The best way to treat this is to apply an emollient or a softener, some including lanolin or urea and this is applied after a foot bath.

It's advisable to try and do this as much as possible. Obviously it's very difficult to do this during the day, but at least morning and evening. The best thing to do is file gently after a shower or bath to smooth it off and take off as much as you can and then use a good foot moisturizer such as “CCS cream” or anything similar with 15 percent urea.

Using this everyday will help maintain a soft skin. If you find you cannot complete the job yourself, seek advice from a chiropodist or podiatrist who can use specialist equipment which can help remove the dry skin and then moisturize and help show you a routine maintenance. We have to take a whole body approach to this, I've had in the past like models who come in beautifully coiffed, beautifully made up, etc.

and their feet are in a terrible state and when their questioned, they say “Oh, yes” they get ready, prepare everything, moisturize and stop at their ankles and they don't think about their feet and it's important to moisturize your feet as well as any part of the body. Feet are actually more important because you're on them all day long. If you don't soften the skin, it can lead to dry cracked heels, fissures and this can lead to infections, often bacterial and fungal infections and particularly in the elderly it's advisable to treat this as soon as possible.

So if you have skin that needs softening please follow the advice given.