What Can I Use for Dry Skin on My Feet?

Ashley Roberts' feet are nice and smooth.

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Having a hard time telling the difference between your feet and the pavement? If so, it's time to take control of that rough and tough skin, or else hear snickers and low murmurs as you walk around in your sexy, strappy sandals. A simple and relaxing way to soften that skin is to let your feet get their soak on.

Get Your Juice On

Lemon juice really is a jack of all trades, isn't it? Not only can it lighten your hair and add a citrus zing to a variety of dishes, but it can also dissolve those nasty cells that make your skin dry and hard. Squeeze the juice of a few lemons into a shallow dish, then plunge your feet for about 5 to 10 minutes. After a few sessions, you should notice your feet feeling irresistibly smooth. If you're pressed for time, simply slather some juice onto the bottom of your feet before you begin your pedi, then rinse it off when you're done.

Pretty Handy Pumice

Another way to get rid of that dry skin that makes your feet look wrecked is to scrub them with a pumice stone. After you've soaked your feet and the skin is good and soft, rub away at the dry skin. Continue to rub until you see the dry skin scoot. Be sure to rinse the stone after you use it, as the dead skin often gets trapped in the stone's indentations.

Essential Exfoliation

The last step in your quest for soft feet is exfoliation. Exfoliation helps get rid of dry skin that accumulates on your feet and ankles. Scrub your feet with a store-bought foot exfoliation or make your own by pouring some olive oil into a bowl and adding sugar or salt until it feels coarse. Be sure to get your ankle bone and around your toes for truly beautiful and soft feet.

Preventing the Rough Skin

As they say, prevention is the best medicine, and this holds true for dry foot skin, as well. Before you go to bed, treat your feet with a luxe, rich moisturizer to prevent that nasty dry skin from popping up. Additionally, rubbing the soles and heels of your feet with lemon juice and exfoliant once a week can keep your feet looking sexy and smooth.

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