Your skin is a protective barrier, but in order to work effectively, it needs to remain healthy. The skin on your feet has to tolerate immense stresses and therefore needs to be more resilient than other areas of the body.
As part of our assessment, we look at skin type. It can be normal, or excessively dry or wet depending on how much sweat is produced. There can also be infection present, be it bacterial, fungal or viral, or a dermatological condition such as eczema or psoriasis. We are able to diagnose and advise on daily skin care and the use of specialist products in order to maintain healthy skin. We attend courses on dermatology annually so that we can give up to date advise.
As skin ages it requires more attention, because it drys out with less sweat produced. It is best to avoid detergents, or at least reduce how much is used, as it is now considered to be a reason for increased skin conditions, particularly in the elderly. Applying a good emollient daily helps skin to keep hydrated and retain it’s protective function.
If you are concerned with how the skin on your feet looks or feels, let us help. In most cases we can make a difference simply by making a correct diagnosis and giving the appropriate advise.
For more information about how to care for your skin, please get in touch.