The RV Daily Report had an intriguing article: “Avoid lizard feet- they’re a common problem for RVers.” Lizard feet? According to Judy Jackson of the Edmonton Journal, her feet were like leather on the bottom from going barefoot and wearing flip flops so much of the time. This can cause your feet to get dry, cracked with possibly bleeding, calluses, and blisters from getting dusty, dirty and dry, getting wet, drying, getting wet again, and losing natural moisturizing oils.
How about you? Do you have “lizard feet?” Many RVers take off their shoes when they enter their RV to keep it cleaner. For a short trip to the pool, office or laundromat, sandals, flip flops or clogs are certainly easier. Though I rarely wore shoes as a kid growing up, now I don’t do too well on dirt and rocks. My feet, though, probably tend towards lizard.
So what’s a gal to do? (or a guy?) According to the article – moisturize. Choose a foot cream or lotion that has a high percentage of urea. Other oils are good too. Putting a lotion or oil on before bedtime and then wearing white cotton socks at night will help your feet absorb the oil and keep them soft. After soaking her feet for an hour and one-half, the pedicurist then got out the razor. Oh my! For the rest of the gruesome story, see the article at the Edmonton Journal. I think I’ll keep my lizard feet, though perhaps soak them once in a while. How about you?! Jaimie Hall Bruzenak