Auburn, NH Blog

Senior at Home Care Believe That Dry Foot Therapy is An Every-Day Treatment

Winter time is often the worse time for dry, cracking, dry skin, especially on the heels of mom or dad’s feet and around their toenails. Even at the end of the winter, dry skin can stick around. The dry skin snags on socks, slippers, and even bedding. Senior at home care suggests that although a soothing pedicure may be enjoyable, it’s not the answer. However, there are daily therapies that your parent could be maintaining to soften the skin on their feet.

Soaking Feet in Rosewater

Senior at home care providers suggest even dad will find this comforting and not too feminine. Rosewater is use as a natural skin softener, and it helps with dry patches on the face and helps with dry skin on the hands and feet. Your parent can either soak their feet in a warm basin filled with rosewater of fill a mister bottle with rosewater and mist their feet daily. This regiment can serve as an antibacterial effect as it is rich in vitamins A, C, and E.

Honey -Right from the Cupboard

Whether mom or dad does this themselves or the senior at home care specialist mixes honey with warm water to create a paste this can be applied to the dry, cracked skin on your mother or father’s feet. As it is used, a soft massage will help circulate the blood flow and bring comfort to the sore heels and balls of the feet. Honey also has antibacterial properties that are excellent for healing.

Don’t Throw Away Over Ripe Bananas

What you may not know is that an over ripe banana can be made into a soothing paste for dry feet. The senior at home professional will be glad to assist your mother or father peel and mash the banana into a paste and apply over the dry areas. The paste should sit for about ten minutes and then should be washed off rinsed and patted dry.

Senior at home care hopes that they will be able to relieve some of your parent’s discomfort with natural everyday remedies.


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