How Often Podiatrists Want You To Apply Cream

It is important to keep our feet well hydrated and apply cream regularly. But how often is regularly? We suggest applying cream daily to the feet after showering or applying cream to the feet when getting into bed therefore you won’t be slipping and sliding around the house or in your shoes.

When applying cream to the feet, it’s important to apply cream to the whole foot EXCEPT for in-between the toes which wants to stay dry. We want to keep in-between the toes dry as the cream won’t get absorbed well and sometimes can sit there and cause the skin to become macerated and breakdown.

What can occur when not applying cream to the feet?

  • Dry skin
  • Cracked heels
  • Painful cracked heels
  • Itchy skin
  • Entry portal for infection, such as tinea, warts and in some cases bacterial skin infections
  • Flaky skin
  • Peeling skin
  • Unsightly looking skin

If you are suffering from dry skin or cracked heels, and you are unsure which cream to use or what to do to improve the health of your skin. Don’t hesitate to book in with one of our friendly podiatrists who will assist you with all your foot needs.


This article was written by Alex, one of our skilled Podiatrists. To book in with Alex either give us a call or book online and select ‘Alexandra’ as your practitioner.


or Call us on 03 8645 9888


Melissa Biedak

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