Fix my ashy feet?
August 29, 2014 5:41 PM Subscribe
Along with ashy elbows and knees, I appear to have inherited my mother's ashy, hobbity feet. They are tough, dry, and often flakey or cracked at the heels. What products or routines can I try to make my feet softer and more attractive?
posted by TwoStride to Health & Fitness (30 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Here's my current routine: in the spring/summer, I am barefoot or in flip-flops 98% of the time, which I'm sure doesn't help. But: year round, at night I'll rinse off my feet and then slather my feet in foot lotion and wear socks. A couple of times a week I'll have a go at them in the shower with exfoliating gel and a pumice stone. (The rest of the time I just wash them down with soap). I don't lotion after showering because I'm usually headed out the door and it makes my feet too slippery in the sandals and/or too great a magnet for dirt.
This regimen doesn't seem to make an impact at all. My feet will look great for less than a week after a pedicure, and then go back to their terrible state. Tips?