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post #1 of 24
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My feet are so dry they burn! It's not a callous situation, and they aren't cracked or peeling, and there is no rash or anything visibly wrong. But they feel dry on the top and bottom to the point they itch and burn.

My standby lotions don't seem to be relieving the situation.

Does anyone have any recommendations of a lotion that I could try. Nothing that I need to buy on the internet or travel to a specialty store. Preferably something that I can get in a pharmacy. And nothing with mint/eucalyptus in it. I can't stand anything that makes my skin feel like the inside of my mouth after having a mint

Right now I'm using Nivea Body, but I've tried Curel, Jamieson Vitamin E and even plain Vaseline.
post #2 of 24
You need a cream instead of a lotion. My go to is Eucerin-the real stuff not the fake eucerin which you can purchase at a pharmacy/drug store.
Slather it on and then place plastic wrap -the same stuff you use in the kitchen over your feet.
It increases the chance of it penetrating your skin. Were socks over this if you plan on moving around though its best to do this at night. You probably won't keep this on for very long esp in the summer but it works!!
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
You need a cream instead of a lotion.

Yeah, the lotion just gets sucked in and doesn't really seem to do anything. I'll look for the one you recommend. I have to go out and order a Criminal Report on myself (renewing my nursing license), so I'll stop at the pharmacy on the way home.
post #4 of 24
Eucerin isn't cheap but a container lasts a really long time. Its good on dry hands, elbows, knees too.
post #5 of 24
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At this point, I don't really care about the price. I'm so frustrated by itchy feet. You would think that in the summer because of the extra humidity that the dry skin itch would go away, but it hasn't.

I walk around at home barefoot. I have hardwood floors, not carpet, and when I'm out I wear socks and track shoes. So my feet do get a chance to "breathe." It's probably just age!
post #6 of 24
My absolute favorite foot lotion is "Fair Trade Foot Lotion" from Lush. It's the best stuff i've EVER used on my feet. (it's a lot more creamy than a normal lotion and goes into the skin- doesn't just linger on the outside and make it greasy.) Keep in mind i've had foot surgery on both feet so i'm insanely sensitive about what i use on them and can't use certain things- this stuff however is incredable! The smells is deliscious too! (I'm tempted to eat it every time i use it) Lush is great about giving out free samples in their stores too- you could ask for a sample so you can try it and see if you like it before you buy it! That way you're not out any money Here's the Canadian link for you http://ca.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/02143?expand=Skincare You really get what you pay for with this one- one jar lasts me ages and the quality is great! It also doesn't have preservatives/yucky stuff in it so it's better for your skin. Their company is also great about not testing on animals (I know you said no minty smelling stuff- but this one doesn't smell like straight mint- it's hard to explaine the scent- it's VERY plesant though- i think you might like it!) Definitely ask for a sample
Here's the link to their stores in your area: http://ca.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/st...&expand=stores

If your feet are REALLY bad though you may want to scrub them with a pumic stone and foot scrub or a foot mask and clean them really good then saturate them in Vasoline or Baby Oil Gel and wrap them in saran wrap then put cotton socks over them and let them stay like that overnight to put a little life back into them! When mine get bad i do that! (Lush has a really good Volcano foot mask-you could also get a sample of if you ask! It's a great deep treatment for your feet- really sooths them!)

What i might recommend would be putting a Volcano foot mask on them and then following up with the Fair Trade Foot Lotion- it really makes my feet feel great when i do that!
post #7 of 24
Bag Balm is pretty good. Also, Gold Bond Lotion is very thick and works well on feet.
post #8 of 24
Ooh! I love Lush's Pied de Pepper. You can really smell the cloves and it's very soothing.
post #9 of 24
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Ooh! I love Lush's Pied de Pepper. You can really smell the cloves and it's very soothing.
I don't like the smell of cloves, which is a good thing because it really bothers my asthma.

I found something at the pharmacy called "Norwegian Formula" by Neutrogena. It's a foot cream "concentrated relief for dry rough feet." It has some menthol listed way down in the list of ingredients so it doesn't smell minty. It smells like Tropicana Sunblock actually. It says that it provides 17 hours of moisturization with each use. So I'm going to go and lay down for a nap and read for a bit and put some on my feet and see how it feels. I hope I get more than 5 minutes of relief which is about all I was getting with the Nivea Body for dry skin.
post #10 of 24
I have that stuff somewhere around and it works well too.
post #11 of 24
I use Miracle of Aloe Miracle Foot Repair Cream, cause my feet get really really bad in the winter time with all the dry air, all the walking/running around I do at work, and the hot and heavy shoes that I wear.
post #12 of 24
I use vaseline dry skin lotion and it always works for me. It is fairly cheap too. I bought 2 of the big bottles when they were on buy one get one free at zellers and got them both for under $6.
post #13 of 24
Well, Bath and Body Works is a specialty store but they are in malls.

So, my recommendation is their True Blue Spa product Heel of Approval. It is a cream in a jar, $15 but it goes a long way. I really like the smell, too. Light and I can't place it but nice.

My biggest endorsement for this product is that when I swim or do aqua aerobics, my feet, in particular my heels, crack. I bought their Toe the Line foot scrub. I never used it. The cream takes care of everything for me.

I also wear socks after I put the cream on when I go to sleep.

Hope this helps because I love this stuff.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
Slather it on and then place plastic wrap -the same stuff you use in the kitchen over your feet.
It increases the chance of it penetrating your skin. Were socks over this if you plan on moving around though its best to do this at night. You probably won't keep this on for very long esp in the summer but it works!!
Hey, I thought I'd invented that technique! It really works -- I like to set it up right before I settle in to watch a movie.
post #15 of 24
Bag balm works well too, but you have to use the "slather it on and then apply socks" method before you go to bed.
post #16 of 24
i have a butter from walmart - scent is called pearberry [?] & i've found it really helps w/dryness.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
Bag balm works well too, but you have to use the "slather it on and then apply socks" method before you go to bed.
Thats a very good method Bag balm or udder cream I think its called too..
post #18 of 24
The foot cream I use I get at the dollar store for a buck and it works great for me but it is lemon and eucalyptus so you probably don't want to use it. It don't have a strong smell though. St. Ives also has some good foot cream. I think theirs is cucumber? You can pick that up anywhere too. I have heard Udder Cream works well. I've used it on my hands and arms in the winter but not my feet.

I have the same problem with my feet. They are worse in winter because it is so dry, but they are still dry and itchy in summer too, so you aren't alone and I don't think it has anything to do with age. We're just cursed.
post #19 of 24
I use Burt's Bees Coconut foot creme.. It works very well if I put it on before bed and put socks on, but I hate wearing socks to bed, so I never keep up with it.
post #20 of 24
I use this stuff, it's cheap, you can get it almost anywhere, and it works.
http://www.walgreens.com/beauty/prod...id=prod1181994
post #21 of 24
I know you said you didn't want anything from the internet, but for those that do, Philosophy makes the best ever cream, called Soul Owner. I couldn't live without it.
post #22 of 24
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I've been using "Norwegian Formula" by Neutrogena for about 12 days and what an improvement! My feet haven't been itching at all, and even the areas where I tend to get callouses feels softer.

The tube is pretty small, but you don't need much at all: a few small drops actually and the effect lasts 17 hours. I was skeptical, but it really does seem to last that long.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I've been using "Norwegian Formula" by Neutrogena for about 12 days and what an improvement! My feet haven't been itching at all, and even the areas where I tend to get callouses feels softer.

The tube is pretty small, but you don't need much at all: a few small drops actually and the effect lasts 17 hours. I was skeptical, but it really does seem to last that long.
Glad you found something that's working!
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Glad you found something that's working!
Oh me too! It wasn't uncommon to see me go at my feet and ankles with my cat's wire brush because they were so dry and itchy.
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