Take care of cracked heels
Take care of those cracked heels
Now we’re not ones to harp on about getting your ‘summer body’ ready. But it is a great time to get your heels in shape for summer.
Cracked heels aren't pretty, not to mention they can get painful or even infected. Now is a great time to get them under control before you break out the jandals and they get worse.
Cracked heels are most often caused by a lack of moisture in the skin.
Firstly, we suggest giving your tootsies some TLC:
1. Soak your feet in a bucket of warm water for 10 minutes (or more). You can add in a handful of Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar, or a few drops of your favourite essential oil if you like.
2. Use a pumice stone or loofah to give your feet a scrub and remove the dead, thickened skin.
3. Gently dry your feet.
5. Put on socks – this helps lock in the moisturiser and really let it soak in. If you can, wear them overnight.
- Keep up the moisturising every night until you see an improvement.
- Once your heels are healing, we recommend you soak your feet and remove dead skin at least once a week (you might find you can do this in the shower), and moisturise regularly to stop the problem coming back.
- Avoid scrubbing your feet when they’re dry as this increases your risk for damaged skin.
Disclaimer: The information presented here has been written to the best of our knowledge. However, the information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted. All health ailments, conditions or concerns should be treated by a qualified health professional.