What are affordable options for moisturizing my feet?

The best moisturizers for the feet are products that tend to be a thicker in consistency than those you would use for other parts of the body. I recommend choosing a product that contains petrolatum, which is the single best skin moisturizer available. Other ingredients to look for are lactic acid and urea, which are natural moisturizing factors in the skin and are important especially for very dry areas like the feet.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

You can buy affordable products at your local drug store to keep your feet healthy and smooth. Pumice stones are good for scraping away dry, dead skin and petroleum jelly makes a great, inexpensive moisturizer. And don't forget the power of donning a pair of socks post product application, which will give your feet time to soak up the moisturizer.


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