Do you want to hide your feet during sandals season because of your cracked heels? Are you grateful for cold weather, so that you can cover your feet, and shove them in boots or shoes? If so, do not despair. You are not alone. In addition, cracked heel treatment is easier than ever before.
Cracked heels can be caused by a variety of reasons- dry skin, diabetes, standing on your feet all day, obesity, going barefoot, and many other reasons. If you have diabetes, you should see a doctor about your problem. If the issue is minor, following these steps can help you put your best foot forward- literally.
1. Exfoliate
There are several exfoliating products on the market that can be purchased at a reasonable price. You can Foot Scrubalso make your own. Mix two tablespoons of olive oil with two tablespoon of brown sugar. Massage it into your heels. You can use it on your entire foot for a full foot treatment. Rinse it off in luke warm water. Pat dry with a soft, fluffy towel. You should exfoliate two or three times per week.
2. Bacterial Ointment
Apply bacterial ointment on the cracks to speed up the healing, prevent infection, and protect the skin. This step should be used after showers and before bed.
3. Moisturize
Use a foot cream specially formulated for cracked heels or some sort of thick cream. This helps protect the skin. Apply cream at least twice a day. If you go to the beach, a park, or an activity that is hard on your feet, clean your feet and apply moisture as soon as possible.
4. Cover
After you moisturize, cover your feet with cotton socks. If you are going to bed, you can apply extra cream before putting on your socks. Do not rub in the extra cream. Let your skin absorb it as you sleep. Your feet will be extra smooth in the morning. You can do this nightly.
Dry, cracked heels can be painful and unsightly. Use these steps to avoid the pain and have pretty, feet so you can look forward to sandal season.