How to Clean Dead Skin From Feet

Cleaning and moisturizing the feet keep them soft and supple.

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Feet develop a calloused surface to protect them against the pressures of standing and walking. A lack of moisture, however, transfers callouses from protective padding into uncomfortable layers of dry, flaky skin. Cleaning the feet of dead skin reveals the softer surface beneath. Conditioning and maintaining the new surface properly helps prevent further flareups of dry skin.

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Fill the bathtub with enough warm water to cover both feet. Submerge your feet in the water and allow them to soak for 10 minutes. Soaking the feet softens the skin for easier removal of dead skin.


Press both feet into a soft towel to remove excess moisture.


Massage a granulated foot scrub thoroughly into the bottoms and sides of both feet. The granules contained in the foot scrub aid in removing dead skin and softening the feet.


Rub a pumice stone gently across the bottoms and sides of your feet. Avoid removing all of the dead skin at once. Rather, to avoid irritation, remove a little each day when bathing or showering.


Pat both feet dry. Apply a thick, emollient-enriched lotion to both feet and massage the lotion thoroughly into the skin.

Tips & Warnings

Apply skin lotion to your feet directly after showering or bathing to help maintain supple skin.

Just before bedtime, apply more skin lotion to both feet. Wear cotton socks during the night to trap in the moisture.

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References20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger; Bob Greene et al.Real Life, Real Choices; Kijana MartinBrown Skin: Dr. Susan Taylor's Prescription for Flawless Skin, Hair, and Nails; Dr. Susan C. TaylorResourcesAmerican Podiatric Medical Association: Spring Into the Season With Fabulous FeetPhoto Credit Hemera Technologies/ ImagesRead Next:

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