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Family Foot Care & Surgery, LLC

Why does my skin get so dry?

There are many different dry skin causes, from environmental factors to dehydration and poor soaps. The main reason your feet dry out, though, is that they are naturally dry parts of the body. The skin on your feet doesn’t have oil glands keeping you moisturized. Instead, you have thousands of sweat glands. Sweat isn’t always enough to keep your skin moist and supple. That’s typically why your feet dry out.

Other factors can play a significant role in your skin health and comfort. Extreme temperatures, whether heat or cold, and low humidity draw moisture out of your skin. Sun exposure, hard soaps, not drinking enough, insufficient omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, and soaking your feet for too long can all dry out your lower limbs as well. You need to actively moisturize your feet to keep your skin smooth and comfortable.

If you have uncomfortably dry skin that isn’t improving, let us know at Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C., so we can help. Use our website or call to make an appointment: (203) 876-7736 for our Milford office, or (203) 288-4055 for our Hamden location.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.