The skin is thick, cracked or dry, or sometimes looks red. If you have these symptoms, such as cracked heels and feet, is a common condition known as dry skin.
Rough, dry can vary from simple to painful dry skin, peeling or flaking areas of the skin and / or red spots that itch.
Although anyone can have it, as you age are more susceptible to rough, dry skin. It occurs most frequently in the heel, ball of the foot, or sides of the feet.
Rough, dry skin can occur for a variety of reasons, including aging, medical conditions (athlete's foot, diabetes, psoriasis, thyroid disease) or seasonality.
Winter typically entails that the skin becomes dry and rough due to the decrease of the air humidity and man made causes, such as internal heaters.