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Beat Dry Skin from the Ground Up

Kimberlee Mule

Posted on March 09 2018

Beat Dry Skin from the Ground Up

Our feet work hard for us everyday and take a lot of abuse!

How should we thank them?

Pampering your feet doesn't have to be a pricey trip to the spa.
It can be as easy as a couple simple steps to take everyday.

But first, let's break the barrier.

Having thick or calloused skin on your feet is a barrier for moisture absorption.
Ever notice that you put lotion on your feet and it doesn't seem to absorb in and leaves a greasy feel?
Hard rough skin is probably why.

Grab a good pumice stone, and after your shower (when skin is at it's softest) gently rub away some of that dead, hard skin.
If you do this regularly, over time your feet will be more supple and soft because your maximizing the skins potential to absorb moisture. 
(And using a pumice stone is a all natural and chemical free process!!)

So, now that not under foot anymore.

Simple steps to softer feet:

  • Find a good all natural moisturizer
    (see Feet Facts below for more info on this) 
  • Both morning and night, apply lotion or salve to your feet before
    you put your socks on
Simple, I know. Taking care of yourself should be.

 

Rock'em Sock'em!!

If you're anything like me (or how I used to be), you pick socks based on how cute and colorful they are.

Chronic dry skin on my feet (and horribly cold feet) forced me to do
some research.

What did I learn?

Wool wicks moisture AWAY from your skin.
Ok...and this is important why?
When your feet sweat (and they do, even in the winter)
and the moisture stays on your skin, it can actually dry your feet out. 

How?
Because as the sweat evaporates, it also takes water/moisture
from your skin with it!
Sneaky.

If you wear wool (or wool blend) socks, not only are your feet all toasty warm, but the sweat is pulled away from your skin and your skin stays softer.

At night and duration the warmer months, you may prefer cotton, it's all natural, allows your feet to breathe, but not as warm as wool.

 

Feet Facts

Treat your feet a little differently because:

  • Petroleum/chemical oil (petroleum jelly) based products do not allow your skin to breathe, imagine being in a sock and shoe all day with and having a layer or plastic wrap around your feet 
  • The thickest skin is found on your feet, measuring 1.4 mm
  • On average, about 14 species of fungi live in between your toes (Think about this before you use a petroleum based product!)
  • What? Water? Look at your favorite drug store moisturizer, is water the one of the first ingredients? Since when is water moisturizing?
  • Wool is also a natural antibacterial!!

 

 

Kim

 

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About: Kim is a momma, wife and small business owner. 
She lives with her family in Duchess County, NY, where she enjoys her rescue dog, bunnies and chickens. 
Her family loves camping, hiking, geocaching, and all things Cub and Boy Scouting. 
She is the owner/creator of Three Sisters Herbals, LLC., which she affectionately calls “her other baby”. 
TSH is the same age as her youngest human baby, and they are all growing up together.

 

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6 comments

  • Shanna: March 21, 2018

    Good info! I have very dry skin, and the feet are the hardest to combat.

  • Kim: March 21, 2018

    I also have perpetually cold feet in winter. I enjoy mositurising them with coconut oil mixed with a lotion to soften them. I need to give them a good run down more often with a pumice stone though. We really do not think too much about out feet especially in winter. Thanks for the tip re the wool socks.

  • Kerri Wigle: March 20, 2018

    Love the fun facts! I had no idea

  • Mary: March 20, 2018

    As someone who lives in very dry climate (Colorado), thank you for this!

  • Donna DeRosa: March 17, 2018

    My feet needed this blog post. Thanks!

  • Sharon T McLaughlin: March 15, 2018

    I did not realize that wool was antibacterial, thank you for sharing.

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