Winter can include snowflakes, it should not include flakey dry skin. The cure- move to the Caribbean? If you cant do that Fortunately there are a few things we can do to combat dry winter skin, right here at home.
The dry heat in peoples homes seems to zap the moisture away from your skin in the winter. You might consider using a humidifier during the winter months.
Exfoliate: Do not over exfoliate, once a week maximum. With a Loofah to the top of the feet and a buffing pad to the soles and callused areas.
Moisturize: You must always moisturize after you exfoliate. The best times to moisturize your feet are after a shower and before bed, the morning is also a good additional time. You should never put a moisturizer between your toes. Peeling skin between your toes is not dry skin- its usually a sign of maceration or athletes foot.
Vaseline is not a moisturizer! Although an ointment like Vaseline does a great job trapping moisture, but it typically does not add any moisture. Idonia is a product that has a light ointment feel, is made with essential oils and both adds moisture and traps it; Advanced Foot and Ankle has recommended it for years.
Fissures/Cracks to your feet/heels: Please come into the office to be treated, we typically start with a combination debridement and occlusion therapy.
The use of closed shoe gear in the house and even just socks can help aid in getting rid of your winter dry skin.
Advanced Foot and Ankle