Why do my feet get so dry?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Because there are fewer oil glands on your feet, they are much more likely to become dry. As you get older, natural exfoliation and production of new skin cells occur at a slower rate, which can make it more difficult for your dry skin to heal.

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