Damaged, Dry, and Cracked Skin: FEET and HANDS

FEET:
The soles of the feet carry the entire weight of the body on a very small surface. If you were accustomed to never wear any shoes, the soles would toughen up considerably by forming calluses which are made of dead skin cells accumulating so as to create a remarkable cushion protecting the underlying dermis. However, in our modernized society, this is no longer the case. In the end you end up with calluses that open up, crack the epidermis and eventually bleed once reaching the dermis.

Chemical callus removers a never a good idea, especially when there are much better products to use.

The best way to deal with these issues is to use plant Butters such as Pure Shea or a Body Butter. Spread it all over the soles of your feet until it penetrates. Repeat every day for at least 10 days, more in certain cases. Once the cracks are no longer bleeding, you can scrape off some of the dead cells using a callus file or better still, a pumice stone. In a few weeks, your feet will regain their softness. 

HANDS:
Working under the elements, sun, wind, heat, cold, rain, snow etc... and / or doing chores without the proper protections will cause your hands to become more or less severely damaged appearing extremely dry, with cracks, calluses and roughness.

The best way to deal with these issues is to use plant Butters such as Pure Shea or a Body Butter. Spread it all over your hands several times a day until it penetrates. Repeat for at least 10 days, more in certain cases. In a few weeks, your hands will become soft and rejuvenated. 

Paul-Francois Petit