Make them minty fresh
Podiatrist Eric Reynolds told Wed MD that he recommends using Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash to soften dry skin on your feet. Mix one part Listerine to 2 parts water and soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes. The mouthwash contains benzoic acid to help shed dead skin and ethanol to protect feet from bacteria and fungus (reducing odor).
Wear socks to prevent cracks
When your foot is constantly exposed to trauma, it responds by thickening the skin on the sole of your foot. Walking around barefoot is the most common cause. This thick skin can lead to deep cracks in your heels if you don’t treat it. Make sure to wear comfy socks or slippers when walking around your house.
Soothe with a yogurt mask
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For a cheap alternative to that high-end cream, try coating dry feet and hands in full-fat yogurt. The lactic acid in yogurt acts as a natural exfoliant to gently remove dead skin while the fats restore moisture. For an extra boost, mix a teaspoon of raw honey into the yogurt before slathering on skin (it’s super hydrating). Leave the mask on for ten minutes before rinsing off.