You know your feet are especially dry when you can hear them scratching against your bed sheets at night. Alas, if you’re a sandal wearing human who often forgets to moisturize below the neck (that’s most of us, right?), dry feet are fairly common. And there are any number of reasons behind the dryness.
As Marcela Correa, a licensed medical pedicurist and owner of Medi Pedi NYC Practice explains, the reasons for your scratchy soles can range between “diet or, more specifically, dehydration, an overactive lifestyle, certain shoes, a lack of exfoliation and more.” (And by that she means, a possible “underlying medical condition that can contribute to dryness, such as athlete’s foot, eczema, diabetes and poor blood circulation.”)