I’ve got cracked heel. OMG!
Having cracked heels is really embarrassing. I am ashamed to wear flip flops since my feet is not that attractive anymore. I think that I’ve got this because I am not wearing shoes all the time. And also I had to admit that ‘m getting a little bigger, so maybe my feet can’t take the extra pounds I am gaining right now. I need to get rid of this NOW to avoid serious problems in the future. (the cracked heels not the extra pounds since I think its easier ü) These are few things you and I can do to get rid of it.
- Start with the basics. You don’t really need to buy regular moisturizers to keep your feet healthy. You just need to keep your soles clean and you’re sure to get away without developing cracked heels. A hygienic footwear routine is important in preventing and getting rid of cracked heels.
- If you are going to a dirty, dusty or sandy place, wear shoes that completely cover your feet. Wear shoes that will keep dirt from entering your feet.
- Dust contributes a lot to developing cracked heels. You should wear slippers all the time inside your home because dust particles on the floor will give you cracked heels.
- Make your feet feel good. Soak your feet in warm water and scrub them with pumice for 10 minutes. The dead skin and cells will be removed, leaving your feet healthy and soft. Pumice stone will reduce the thickness of the skin. Once the thickness is reduced, applying moisturizers or foot creams becomes easier. Soft feet will make it easier for these products to penetrate deeper into your skin.
- Avoid further injury by making sure that your heels are dried properly. Leaving moistures in your feet’s cracks will only make the problem worse.
- Soft socks will help prevent cracked heels. Avoid tight-fitting socks or stockings as these won’t allow your feet to breathe. Applying foot creams and a good moisturizer twice a day will also do you good. Applying these products before sleeping is important because as you go to bed, your feet won’t be exposed to dust. Bed time is your feet’s chance to take a rest, too.
- During the winter season, wear socks as much as possible. The cold weather will make your feet’s skin dry, making your feet prone to cracks.
- Avoid wearing shoes that don’t fit you well. Aside from the fact that it’s obvious they don’t look right on you, your feet will also easily crack.
- If you have diabetes and your heels are cracking, consult your doctor immediately. Wounds and cracks become harder to heel if you are suffering from diabetes.
- Being overweight also contributes to having cracked heels. To avoid this, wear heel pads or heel cups. With these, your heels are kept from expanding sideways. Expansion makes your heels crack.
- Pedicure appliances also help treat cracked heels. You can now buy battery-operated pedicure appliances manufactured to remove dry skin and smooth callouses on your toes and heels in just a matter of seconds. The good news is, you don’t need to use dangerous blades or harsh chemicals when using a pedicure appliance.
I’ll start putting moisturizer this evening after having a foot spa. I’ll keep you posted for the development.
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