How do you treat dry cracked heels?
If you are a fan of flip-flops and going barefoot during the warm summer months, you may go into the fall season with damaged feet. These shoes naturally take a toll on heels, causing dryness and cracking. In fact, the tops of the feet are an easy place to get sunburned. Sun exposure, rough surfaces , and general lack of protection can lead to dry cracked heels and feet. Diabetes can interrupt the body’s ability to produce oils, making the skin less supple and more susceptible to extreme dryness. Disease disorders such as athlete’s foot, psoriasis , eczema, and thyroid disease may cause cracked heels. Excess weight can create extra pressure on the feet.
Cracking feet can be both embarrassing and painful. If you want to be able to flaunt your footsies, start using a treatment of coconut oil each day. You’ll have smooth feet in no time.
Here are some tips to help you recover softer, more attractive feet.
- Soak: Your feet with a nourishing softening soak. In warm water put some Epsom salts, little moisturizing oil and a little lemon juice.
- Exfoliate: Get rid of that dry rough skin. Use a pumice stone on your heal. Be cautious not to rub too hard.
- Moisturize: Rinse and dry your feet, moisturize your feet right away. You need a deep moisturizer that will penetrate the rough skin. I use Coconut Organic Oil which penetrates quickly with natural essential fatty acids.
- Soothe overnight: I you want to make fast progress on softening your feet, apply a moisturizer and put on soft, cotton socks to bed overnight. The socks will help lock in the moisture.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is general in nature and for informational purposes. It is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or other medical professional .