Where do you find your lotions?

By SeanSumkc Latest Reply 2011-11-11 15:45:58 -0600
Started 2011-11-07 08:08:39 -0600

I am looking for some lotion that I can use on my dry feet. I have tried several products but I haven't had much luck with any of them. What are some different options you have tried and how did you find it?


14 replies

pixsidust 2011-11-11 15:45:58 -0600 Report

I had a dermatologist tell me any old facial stuff that woman have hanging around to just use it on your feet. Any exfoliants, creams and even facial masks. I have some facial masks for dry skin that do not dry out themselves. Give yourself a treat!

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-11-08 11:58:00 -0600 Report

Another product first used for chapped teats on cows,
Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream for Dry Skin, this is what we used on the farm, works wonders on dry skin, not greasy like bag balm and honestly I think it is a lot better, can be found at walmart.
NOTE worked on the dairy farm for 25 years and have used this for my dry skin for 20 years at lest!!


jayabee52 2011-11-07 17:33:49 -0600 Report

I have used "bag balm" for cracked skin ( I grew up on a dairy farm) I have seen it in walmart. It comes in a green square tin. It is like vaseline with medication in it. To use it on your feet, apply it overnight and cover your feet with socks.

Gracie40 2011-11-08 08:33:06 -0600 Report

When I was having a pedicure, the nail tech recommended Bag Balm to keep my tootsies soft. I have seen it in Vermont Country store & Walmart. It is also good for chapping anywhere, it does have a medicinal smell.

pixsidust 2011-11-07 12:40:43 -0600 Report

Along with lotion, you must keep your feet from becoming thick callused.
I sand my feet with a metal foot file right after a shower and my skin is soft from being wet. Take your time so as not to go too far. I then polish the rough skin with a pumice stone. It may not feel rough but it is and you notice it when they are dry. After that I apply my cream or lotion. I may sit with a plastic grocery sack on each foot while I watch TV and each foot is lotioned to get it to soak in. You have to get rid of your Hoofs first as a friend of mine calls it. Your lotion will be more effective then.

I get my lotion from a guy on Ebay. He makes a lotion out of natural oils and it can be found if you search handmade or homemade psoriasis lotion. Its not a cure but really soothing to the skin. It soaks in wonderfully. I love it and it works. I even put it on my face. He charges $5.99 for 8oz and basic shipping. I usually buy several at a time, plus his shampoo. (not the pine tar) Softest hair I ever had and kills itching on the scalp. He basically will use flat rate shipping so I ask for an invoice so my shipping rates are exactly what fits in the size box I need.

Gracie40 2011-11-08 08:38:25 -0600 Report

My endocrinologist recommended using lotion with a pumice stone as another option. She always chastises me for dry feet. I wear sandals about 300 days a year and that exacerbates dryness.

GabbyPA 2011-11-07 10:00:07 -0600 Report

Here are some reviews on lotions that many of the members have posted. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/product-reviews?query=lotions&by=relevancy

I personally use Flexitol Heel Balm on mine and it has worked beautifully. No more cracks and I have soft feet again. I get mine from my local grocer and I have seen it in Walgreens, Walmart and Kmart as well.

Another good one I have used is the heel cream by Bath and Body works. It is also fantastic, I just don't get to their shop as often, so I usually by the other.

Type1Lou 2011-11-07 08:18:38 -0600 Report

A pharmacist recommended AmLactin, a moisturizing body lotion which can be purchased without a prescription. It is a bit pricey but worked well on my husband's cracked, dried feet. A friend also tried it with good results. I got it at Walgreens.