In the winter, every inch of skin somehow gets dry, itchy and gross. Then in the summer, your skin is constantly healing from sunburns, not enough moisture and blisters from those cute sandals. Quite frankly, it sucks. And it happens to most of us, no matter how hard we try to prevent it. Most of you can combat dry elbows and legs with a thick body cream or a dry face with a good moisturizer, but what about your feet? I’m lucky enough to have pretty good feet (if I do say so myself), but every now and then in the winter and summer they turn on me. The constant wearing of footwear with no support or sandals that are painful can lead to feet that are dry, cracked and blistered.
A few years ago I read about a trick using Vaseline, and it’s been my savior. At night, after showering (when skin is still wet and lotions can be absorbed easier) massage a large amount of Vaseline or Aquaphor all over your feet. Cover the bottoms, the sides, your toes- anywhere that is cracked or dry. Don’t rub it in completely- you want a little bit to still be on the feet. Put on a pair of thick socks and go to bed. When you wake up, your feet will feel softer. It takes a few applications to see results, but it’s so worth it!