When feet get dry and cracked it can be, at best, annoying and at worst, very painful. Opt for more concentrated creams that can penetrate the thicker skin on the soles of your feet. You want ingredients like allantoin, Vitamin E and aloe that are proven to stimulate healthy tissue formation and speed up healing.
Foot Magic cocoa butter and peppermint oil lotion, $4.99 by Palmers
Treat any cracks: Before a painful crack in your skin gets worse, rinse it clean and then apply an antibiotic cream. Since it’s just a small break in your skin, you don’t need to bandage it, but keep an eye out for signs of infection like redness, worsening pain, warmth or swelling.