Take care of cracked heels

|| 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.

4. Apply a thick moisturiser to your heels. We recommend Eko Hub Soothing Skin - Kakakawa & Licorice Balm or our Nourishing Hemp Hand Cream (which is also great for feet).

5. Put on socks – this helps lock in the moisturiser and really let it soak in. If you can, wear them overnight.

Ongoing care

  • 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.

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