Dry feet and cracked soles are more common that dry skin in other parts of our body because they lack any oil glands, especially on the soles of the feet. The lack of oil leads to dehydration, one of the most significant causes of dry skin. Feet instead rely on sweat glands to stay moisturised. Read more on the causes of dry skin with NIVEA.
Your foot is also under constant pressure all day from standing, walking and exercising bearing the brunt of our entire body weight. This can cause hard, dry, callous skin forming on the pressure points in our feet, which is one of the causes of dry skin on feet. This can be especially prominent when if you stand on your feet more often than the average person or do a lot of exercise/start a new exercise regime, leading to sore cracked feet developing.
It's important to employ good foot-care by applying a moisturising foot lotion such as NIVEA Lotion - Dry Skin. You should always try to prevent dry feet and flaky skin rather than wait to treat it, so using a moisturiser every night of the week as a routine will help treat dry skin on feet. If you do develop dry skin on feet, or cracked feet try using a nourishing lotion twice a day, once after a bath or shower and once before bed to re-hydrate dry feet.