What is the best way to get rid of brown spots on the soles of your feet?

In order to get rid of these spots, it is important that you first know what is causing them. In all likelihood, it would be tough skin that is caused due to dryness and neglect. This is the commonest cause of any spotting on the soles of your feet. But it could also be that you have had some sort of injury and what you are seeing is some kind of clotting. Since the description you have provided does not seem very common, it is advisable that you get it checked out by a doctor before you begin to try administering anything to get rid of these spots. It is routine to get any kind of discoloration that has been around on your feet for a while checked out anyway. A change in the texture or color of the skin can be indicative of anything from dryness to skin cancer. It is always advisable to get the more serious possibilities eliminated. Once you have managed to eliminate anything serious, you can proceed with using simple home remedies to take care of toughness and dryness of the skin that is sometimes the norm.

The best thing you can do for your feet it soak them in comfortably hot water to which a tablespoon or two of hydrogen peroxide has been added. If this is a topical skin discoloration, then this measure will take care of it effectively and well. Rinse out your feet with soap and water and apply a thick layer of cream to them, paying particular attention to the soles of the feet. After this, you can wear socks and leave your feet this way for a few hours. It is best to follow this procedure at bedtime so that the cream can work on your feet uninterrupted. If your brown spots are also tough to feel, then it means that dead skin has accumulated there. In order to get rid of this, you should make it a routine to regularly exfoliate your feet thoroughly and well. Use a thickly granulated scrubbing cream for this purpose for best results. You should also try not to wear unpadded footwear. If your feet have the tendency to develop hard skin, then you should make it a rule to wear socks. Wearing comfortably padded shoes will also help to keep your skin soft and pliable. Following these rules on a long term basis will ensure that the spots do not appear again.

answered by G R

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