Sandal Season: Skin Care for Hot Weather
The days are heating up, and the event calendar is filling up for Dallas, TX! If you are looking for something new and interesting to do, check out The World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. You’ll get to come face-to-face with a 60-foot dinosaur and see an inside look at its anatomy. As you are gearing up for summer, you may wonder if dry, hot weather will make your skin look like something you might find on a dinosaur. If so, it is time for some skin care rescue so you are ready for sandal season.
In the cooler months, our feet are hidden and bundled up and not exposed to the effects of the dry summer air. If you want to keep your skin attractive and sandal-worthy, we have some easy tips that will bring some life back into your feet! First, attack dry or callused skin by soaking your feet in a warm footbath for 10 minutes. Adding some black tea will add an anti-bacterial agent to the water and Epsom salts will help soothe tired feet. Gently rub away rough skin with a pumice stone or a moisturizing foot scrub.
When your feet are clean and dry, replace moisture with a rich cream. Look for one with cocoa butter or shea butter. A cream with salicylic acid will help soften tough skin as well. Avoid putting lotion between your toes, as this can increase your risk for a fungal infection. If your heels are so dry they are cracking, contact Dallas Podiatry Works for treatment, as splits open underlying tissues to a risk of infection. If you notice any other symptom such as redness or itching that may have developed over the winter, it could be a fungal infection that needs prompt treatment.
We want you to love your feet and be proud to show them off! If you have any concerns about your foot health, contact Dr. Joel W. Brook and David R. Northcutt today. Call us in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323, or request an appointment online.
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