As we enter summer, we painfully realize how much crust our feet have. Cracks and flakes are easy to ignore when hidden in boots and sneakers, but once the sandals come off they are inevitable. If you are looking for a quick and easy solution for the home, look no further than AmLactin Foot Repair.
“AmLactin contains lactic acid and is great for dry skin that is also flaky – ideal for dry heels,” says Caren Campbell, MD, a certified dermatologist in California. “I recommend it for my patients who need gentle exfoliation and hydration.”
Lactic acid, the key ingredient in AmLactin Foot Repair ($ 10), is an alpha-hydroxy acid that works by loosening the adhesive that holds cells together in the upper layers of the skin. This process melts the dead skin cells and reveals smoother skin. It is a form of chemical exfoliation, which is milder than the mechanical exfoliation you receive using something like pumice. It’s the perfect DIY method because you do not have to worry about accidentally scratching too hard.
While lactic acid does its job, the formula also uses ingredients like glycerin and Vaseline to hydrate your skin and lock in moisture. This balance keeps the skin of your feet strong and healthy.
“If you want to smooth your skin, you could drop a very high concentration of AHA and you are guaranteed smoother skin, but if you do not provide support [from hydrating ingredients] “They will also be at risk and more prone to damage,” Dendy Engleman, MD, FAAD, a certified dermatologist based in New York, told Well + Good. “Even if your skin does not have the same intense hydration it needs at this time of year, as when it is 20 below zero, you still need to hydrate and support your skin barrier.”
Get a bottle of this $ 10 lotion to keep your feet fresh for the pedicure at all times.
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