Summer is on its way which means soon enough you will want to get your feet out in all the beautiful sandals and strappy high heels. If your heels are dry and cracked, you might be dreading it. But don’t fear, as there are many different ways to make them look supple and beautiful again - and if you get started now, you’ll be ready just in time for the sunshine!
Cracked Heel Causes
So what are the causes of those unsightly cracked heels in the first place? Cracked heels are usually caused by insufficient moisture - dehydration can be a big factor in making your skin prone to being dry. Remember to drink plenty of water each day to keep your body properly hydrated, and regularly moisturize your feet too, daily, if you can. Cracks can be made worse through many other changes, including cold winter weather from the preceding season, an unhealthy diet (your skin needs lots of vitamins and nutrients in order to keep growing and staying healthy), wearing the wrong types of shoes or soaking in a hot bath for too long. Having diabetes can also add to the problem, and so can your age as skin loses its ability to stretch with age, so cracks are more common as you get older.
Cracked Skin Remedies
There are many different home remedies that you could try to fix the problem like soaking your feet in warm water and lemon juice - the acidic property in lemons can be very effective in softening rough skin that leads to cracking. There are two methods you can use to treat cracked heels. Either removal of the hard skin surrounding the cracks, or re-hydration of the skin, or both! As these methods take care of the cause, and the effect. If you don’t fancy making a mess in the kitchen while you try to smooth out your heels, you can buy Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Daily Moisturizer which works best applied daily. Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Daily Moisturizer can help to provide feet with moisture for up to 24 hours.
Another solution could be to use the Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals to remove hard skin on your feet. In more severe cases you may need the help of a podiatrist to remove the thick layer of callus. Try to avoid removing your natural oils where possible, as these help protect your skin and prevent cracks. Oils are stripped from your skin under very hot water, or from harsh soaps. While regular bathing is encouraged to keep your skin clear, don’t run the water too hot, or don’t use soaps at an extreme pH level. So with a few changes and a little TLC (Tender loving care), you will have banished those cracked heels and keep them at bay for the future! http://www.footvitals.com/skin/dry-feet.html