In most instances, over-the-counter moisturizers may be successfully used to treat peeling of the feet caused by dry skin, states Mayo Clinic. Soaking the feet in white, distilled vinegar is also a proven home remedy, according to McDermott Footcare.
Dryness of skin on the feet may be heightened by excessively hot showers, the use of harsh, dry soaps, cold weather and low humidity levels, explains Mayo Clinic.
Athlete's foot and a number of other bacterial infections can cause dry skin on the feet. In most of these instances, the feet may be successfully treated with a topical anti-fungal medication, states WebMD.