Taking care of the skin on your feet can prevent future problems such as corns and calluses, cracking skin, fissures all which can cause pain. Hyperkeratotic areas (thickening of skin) affect most people, but may become problematic without routine foot care. If the thickening of skin develops on pressure points and becomes uncomfortable, it may be best to have a professional safely reduce (or debride) the area to avoid callus, and corns that may be at risk of becoming ulcerations. It’s also important to care with cracking skins on the feet which frequently develops on the heels. Cracks in the skin can become deeper fissures which may open the skin and become a risk for infections. Proper routine foot care can promote less cracking, help with comfort and overall healthier skin.