Since having my hip done years ago I can't manage to look after my feet as I'd like to but my podiatrist who I see every 5 weeks does a great job of looking after them for me. She does cream and massage them when there and somehow I don't have problens with dry or cracked heels even though I go barefoot around the house.
I have very severe arthritis and nerve issues with my feet and ankles,and I find that massaging them is a huge help.Of course,to massage properly,I use gorgeous lotions made with delightful essential oils! Even when I soak my feet,I add wonderful essential oils and epsom salts to the water. I bought myself a really large WIDE bucket for soaking my feet.I can even stand comfortably in it if I wish to, while doing such things as the ironing!! It cost me under $2 at Bunnings!!! After a relaxing soak,the skin far more readily accepts the moisturising ingredients of whatever lotion I wish to massage into my feet. Mmmmmm....
Absolutely! Dry skin can lead to more complicated foot problems such as painful heel fissures (cracks), bacterial infections, fungal infections and foot ulcers.
Apply moisturiser daily all over the feet except avoid applying in between the toes (as this is a common area for fungal infections to occur). There are so many brands of moisturisers out there so if you don't like one, try another!