Dermatologists tips for having soft feet after Menopause
Posted Oct 13 2009 10:00pm
Women start getting rough scaly feet after menopause. Scientists aren’t exactly sure why, but it’s pretty common. The problem usually starts first on your heels. Your heel skin becomes rough, dry thick and may crack. Gradually your entire foot can become elephant skin thick. Wearing sandals in the summer really thickens up the skin. As we go into winter, this thick skin dries out and cracks. Fall is a great time to soften your feet back up and that’s easy to do if you have the right tools for the job.
Reclaiming your baby soft feet after menopause isn’t so hard. All it takes is good exfoliation. But a pumice stone won’t cut it for most of us. It takes chemical exfoliation and physical exfoliation, done regularly, to get your feet back into shape.
• Chemical exfoliation means using a skin care product that softens and dissolves the thick skin so that you can actually get somewhere when you try to file it off. In my experience, the best skin care product to exfoliate and soften feet is Glytone Heel and Elbow Cream. This is a seriously strong glycolic acid cream and it’s a miracle for rough feet! (In spite of the name, I don’t like it used on the elbows because it’s just too strong for all but the thickest elbow skin.)
• Physical exfoliation is what you do when you file or scrape off your rough thick foot skin. The best foot scraper is the PedEgg, which you can get at www.PedEgg.com. You could also use a foot file like the pedicurists use, or a pumice stone.
Dermatologist’s Step by Step Treatment for Rough, Thick Scaly Feet after Menopause:
1. Soak your feet in warm water, or take a warm shower for 10-15 minutes. 2. While your feet are wet, use the PedEgg, a pumice stone or a foot file to rub the skin off your feet as much as possible without hurting the skin. 3. Towel dry your feet, but while they are still damp, liberally apply the Glytone Heel and Elbow Cream to the thick areas, including the toes and nail beds if needed. Put on a clean pair of cotton socks and leave them on for at least 8 hours. 4. Depending on the severity of the skin, this process can take between one week and several months to get all the thick foot skin off. 5. If irritation develops, let the skin heal before you resume the treatment 6. Once you have soft, smooth skin on your feet, repeat this process as necessary to maintain the results. Some people find that once their feet are soft again, they can maintain the results by switching to my Anti Aging Body Rejuvenation Kit products (http://www.otbskincare.com/anti-aging-body-skin-care-kit.shtml) and treat their feet when they treat the rest of their body skin in the shower.
Having baby soft feet after menopause is possible with the right exfoliation products! My previously soft post menopausal feet have just started getting rough, cracked heels. With a treatment about once a month I’m able to keep them soft. We all want baby soft feet that invite a foot massage. After menopause it takes a little extra work, but it’s possible at any age and any time of the year with my exfoliating foot treatment.
Glytone Heel and Elbow Cream is available by calling my office and ordering it. I don’t have it on my web site www.otbskincare.com because it is so strong that I want to be sure people don’t misuse it. By reading these instructions, you have good information on how to appropriately reap the benefits from this extremely effective and strong product. During business hours you can reach my front office receptionist Maria at 707 829-5778, or you can reach Kara at 707 829-0937.
You can also get it from your dermatologist if they carry Glytone products, or on web stores like dermstore.com.