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Why should I moisturize my feet as I get older?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
As you move into your 50s, 60s, and beyond, your skin may begin to dry out. Unless you moisturize your feet on a regular basis with creams or lotions, you may develop cracks and fissures in the skin. Not only is this painful, but it can also make you more susceptible to viruses and bacteria that enter through breaks in the skin and cause infection.

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