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HOW TO GET RID OF DRY SKIN ON YOUR FEET


How to Prevent Dry Feet and Infections

To prevent infections from happening in the first place, or reoccurring, change your shoes, socks, and stockings often to help keep your feet dry. Dry your feet and in between your toes thoroughly after your shower or bath, and consider adding powder to your feet to help absorb moisture before pulling your socks on in the morning. If you experience any foot condition that doesn't improve in two weeks, contact your doctor. [source: Medicinenet.com]

It's always a good idea to wear shower shoes in your gym's locker room and especially on the pool deck—wet surfaces are breeding grounds for fungi. [source: MensFitness.com and Dr. Sanchez]

Adding more healthy fats to your diet can also help. Increasing your intake of essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in your meals may help dry skin by decreasing the amount of water lost via the skin's surface. Good sources of ALA include canola oil, flaxseed oil, and walnuts. You can find GLA in borage oil and evening primrose oil, which are usually taken as capsules, according to an article on About.com. [source: About.com]


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