Cracked heels, also known as heel fissures, can be both unsightly and uncomfortable. The condition often occurs when the skin on the heels becomes dry, thick, and calloused, leading to painful cracks.
Following is the guide to treating cracked heels and restoring your feet to their soft and supple condition.
One of the primary causes of cracked heels is dry skin. To combat this, regular hydration is essential. Begin this remedy by soaking your feet in warm water for about 15 minutes to soften the skin. Adding a few drops of essential oils can enhance the soothing effect when you soak your feet. After soaking, gently scrub your heels with a pumice stone or a foot file to exfoliate and remove dead skin and calluses.
After exfoliating, it’s crucial to moisturize your feet regularly. The skin on our feet naturally has to be tougher than the rest of our bodies, so it’s only right that you should treat your feet with a specific foot cream or moisturizer. Often, foot creams and moisturizers contain ingredients such as urea, which are particularly good at targeting dry, cracked skin.
Roll On Heel Balm is a foot care gel packed in an innovative roll-on bottle, which can be easily applied to the heels, feet, and ankles. Containing 10% urea, this cracked heels treatment feels like a foot spa that soothes and softens dry feet and rough heels, with visible results in 1 day.
If you are looking for intensive treatment to repair cracked heels, you can choose DU’IT Foot & Heel Balm. Formulated with a high concentration of 25% urea, it works effectively to seal cracks and replace lost oils, whilst protecting the skin from moisture loss. Try applying a thick cream before bed as a DIY foot mask under cotton socks. It will leave your feet soft, smooth, and supple.
Choose the right footwear
The type of footwear you choose plays a significant role in preventing and treating cracked heels. Avoid open-back shoes that expose your heels to harsh elements. Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes with proper arch support. Additionally, consider silicone heel cups or padded insoles to reduce friction and pressure on your heels.
In severe cases, cracked heels may require professional attention. If home remedies prove ineffective, consult a podiatrist or dermatologist. They can provide prescription-strength creams and ointments, or recommend specific treatments tailored to your condition.
Maintain a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals that support skin health. Include foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and vitamins A and E in your diet.
DU’IT Roll On Heel Balm 50ml
DU’IT Roll On Heel Balm is an easy to use, no mess, no fuss gel heel balm that repairs dry, rough, thickened, irritated or cracked feet & skin. Unlike other products, you will see visible effects in 1 day, it’s non-greasy and contains no nasties.
DU’IT Foot & Heel Balm Plus 50g
Visible effects within 1 day, DU’IT Foot & Heel Balm Plus is an intensive heel balm formula containing 25% Urea that helps repair cracked, dry heels.
This foot cream is clinically and dermatologically tested to effectively rehydrate, soften and protect feet, giving you soft, smooth, healthy feet.