Did you know one of the lesser-known reasons for dry skin is poor circulation? Proper circulation guarantees that blood and oxygen reach all areas of the body, including the feet. When circulation is poor, the skin can become dry and harden.
Causes of Poor Circulation
There are many reasons for poor circulation:
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Sitting for long periods
If any of the above rings true for you, read on to see how you can treat poor circulation and dry skin.
Symptoms of Poor Circulation
Often, dry skin shows up mostly in the feet due to poor circulation that stems from the legs. Dry feet is not the only symptom, you may also find that the area tingles or feels numb. If you suspect that your blood circulation is not what it should be, we strongly advise that you see a healthcare professional.
Treatments for Poor Circulation
Whether you are looking to increase circulation in your feet or your entire body, here are some helpful ways you can treat this condition. First, exercise balanced with a healthy diet will help get your body moving and increase blood flow to all areas of your body.
Second, if you are a smoker, try cutting back or quitting altogether, (we know, easier said than done) so, reach out to your doctor for help. Poor circulation tends to show up mostly in the feet, so you could see a podiatrist (foot doctor) who specializes in that area.
We suggest massaging the legs and feet with a moisturizing lotion to help level up your skin’s health, plus providing comfort to sore, or numb areas of the body. Here are our two favorites.
Dermal Therapy Massage Relief Lotion
There’s a reason why people have massaged copper products into their skin for pain relief because it works. Our special blend includes copper and Epsom salts to help penetrate the skin, relieve pain, and soothe dryness all without heating, cooling, or numbing the skin.
Poor Circulation and Dry Skin (footcaredoctors.com)