During summer where I mostly wear sandals to work I have problems with dry and cracked heels - and I have not yet found a cure...help
I'd start by exfoliating and using a pedipaddle to get rid of all the dead skin, and a body butter on the feet nightly, put socks on to lock in the moisture
I have never had cracked heels before, is it painful?
I use an exfoliator every second night and a cream every night before I go to bed.
I hope this helps, maybe you might have to see a foot specialist if the cracks are really bad.
No doesnt hurt at all - just looks crap.
Tried the scrub + pedipaddle, + numerous creams, just havent found THE one yet!
I get this ALL the time. I use a pumice stone in the shower, then moisturise within 3 minutes of getting out (locks in moisture more effectively) If you want a quick fix try eulactol or dermadrate (both from the chemist) both are specially formulated foot creams for this purpose. I have been religiously pumicing every shower and it's made a HUGE difference to my heels.
In winter mine hurt, I often end up limping, though mine are really prone to cracking because I have very dry skin anyway. They're the best they've looked in three years at the moment though.
I usually soak mine in Dettol and hot water, then give them a good scrub with a pumice stone. Once they're dried i apply vaseline and wear cotton soaks overnight- you'll feel and see the difference, you might need to do it for 3 nights to get rid of the dry skin but it's worth it!
Elacto Heal Balm is supposed to be good.
I found that Avon products "foot works' work really well and have a lovely peppermint smell to them as well - very well priced not expensive at all.
I have 3 suggestions. Cracked heels can be treated by a Podiatrist, who will gently remove the skin using a scalpel. If they are really bad, you may need a 2-3 visits, as you cant take too much off in one go, or more damaged can happen. You can buy NS8, a natural Australian product designed for cracked heels. The best file I have found is Heros Chiropody sponge, available at chemist and podiatrists, this is to be used in the shower when feet are wet and warm, and you scrub away 2-3 times a week. Excellent and does work.
I use that pumice/sponge (heros) its is the best I have used too - the grey pumice stones do nothing for me.
I use a pumice stone and Avon Cracked Heel relief...
i just put them in the foot spa nad use a foot scrub, seems to work
I've just bought the Eucatol Heel Balm Gold - supposed to work in 7 days.... definitely better, but no baby feet yet!
Just have dry feet in summer where I live in sandals. Winter feet are just fine.
Soften in shower and use a pumice stone afterwards. and massage in Eulactol heel balm!! works in 2 days or soak feet in a warm water with peppermint and then use some body shop exfoliation scrub, rinse and slather on a rich moistriser with peppermint.
This sounds strange but the only way I can get rid of it quick is vaseline or vicks rubbed all over feet and covered with cotton socks. Quick results but not suitable for the hot summer months.
I have the same problem Princess Fiona!!! I use hemp foot cream and a foot file from the body shop which i find helps. I sell Body shop products from home if you need some help.
Last year I had surgery to my ankle, with a plaster cast for six weeks. When the plaster was removed my foot stunk and was very dry. I have terrible,dry,cracked heels normally but this was over the top.That night I soaked them in a foot spa,then used a metal smoothing file(like a very fine grater) then I applied very thickly Heel Relief Cream (both products from Avon).Following the thick application of cream I put my foot into a large freezer bag then socks(did both feet).The next morning after removing socks & bag I rubbed feet with a thick handtowl , applied normal amount of cream. Repeat again the next night if needed. Ihave recommended this treatment to so many all with fantastic results.
It definately takes persistence and time to correct dry heels and feet. I have found that by using a 'corn and callous'file by Scholl, then applying NS-8( cream you can get from any chemist, they look alot better after first application. You do need to apply the cream regularly( start off every night, and even throughout the day), then you can ease off a little. The file should really only be used once a week maximum!! Hope this helps
Get one of those grater kind of things from your chemist. They are for this specific problem. Get home, soak your feet for a good 20 minutes and then scrub them. Your skin will come out of the grater thing like little worms. It's satisfying to watch and doesn't hurt because the skin is dead. It's awesome. And do apply moisturiser when going to bed... now this will take several attempts but it makes your feet feel so light and fresh.
if you do the soaking and scrubing as mentioned by all above it should help but what i do is slather on moisturizer let it sit for 5 mins then slather on a balm (i have been known to use Aromababy's bottom balm) as it traps the moisture in and leaves a really thick barrier, put socks on and go to bed, next morning feet look and feel soft and comfy.
I usually use a pumice paddle after my shower, and Eulactol Heel Balm before bed - it seems to work pretty well. I like your idea of applying a balm after the moisturiser, Princess!
Diabetics should be really careful when 'grating' the skin off - or anything in general to do with their feet.
After you have filed or scrubbed of the dead skin - Try Miracle in a Tube - LUCAS PAW PAW OINTMENT. Cover you feet, pop them in plastic bags then in socks.. Sounds Strange.. And it does feel a little strange walking LOL.. But after 20 mins they will be so soft!
AVON products are fantastic. As per reply from other blogger, the Footworks range is fantastic. First I use my Manicare foot file to take off dead skin. I then apply Footworks Pedi-Peel Pads which contain glycolic acid and really work well. Then I use AVON Double Action Foot Soak (I soak for 30 minutes each foot in warm water - usually do my manicure while soaking feet - every Sunday evening - that's MY time for pampering). I then use the Overnight Treatment for Extremely Dry Feet - cover my feet with some soft cotton bootie bags I made as I cannot stand wearing socks to bed! AVON also have the Cracked Heel Relief Cream which I use every morning and a must for hot feet is their Cooling Foot Spray. And NO, I don't sell AVON - I've just found products that work really well for me! For the price, the product and result is excellent. Try it!
i find that if you soak your feet in warm water for a few minutes (10) it is easy to use a pedipaddle though using foot scrubs are the main thing as well that prevents your heels from forming the hard skin,if you keep doing it once a week it should help.
Have a foot bath at home, just soak them, and then scrub/exfoliate the dead skin.
Slather on a heap of moisturiser, and chuck on some cotton socks to sleep in.
Works every time :)
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