Cracked Heels

Cracked Heels

Affecting both men and women, dry feet are rather bothersome and can cause cracking.

Excessive feet dryness can occur any time of the year and cause cracked heels, which will even bleed and hurt when walking.

If you have hard skin on your heels, begin by gently scraping them with a dry file when you get up in the morning.

Using a pumice stone on damp skin in circular movements is also recommended.

After gently filing them when dry, apply Dermafeet lotion to cracked heels and massage them from the tip of the toes to the leg until the lotion is perfectly absorbed by the skin.

Wash your feet with warm water (37ºC) and special foot soap, but for no more than five minutes. Dry them well, especially between the toes.

Re-apply the lotion and put on socks or tights; the same can be done at night when going to bed, but wrap the heels with transparent film instead of tights or socks.

The ideal treatment is to begin with Dermafeet lotion for cracked heels, which contains 20% urea + salicylic acid, and then a maintenance treatment with Dermafeet lotion 20%.

What Causes Cracked Heels

The cracked heels main symptom is hard and dry skin. Due to it, vertical cracks appear and can even bleed in extreme cases.

If this problem arise to the extreme situation in which cause pain and bleed, it is recommendable to visit a podiatry. The doctor will tell you the steps to follow for your skin hydration and elasticity.

The following are the possible cracked heels causes:

  • Lack of hydrationSometimes we forget to care the foot skin as well as the rest body skin.
  • Some diseases or treatments. Diabetes, dialysis, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can make skin dehydration easier, especially in foot.
  • Use an incorrect footwear. We recommend using wide shoes with shock absorbing and without high heels to avoid suffer pressures and excessive dryness.
  • Not having a balanced diet. It is essential to follow a balance diet to have a hydrate and elastic skin. The overweight can also make the heel suffers more pressure and dryness.
  • Going barefootGoing barefoot makes more friction with the support surface causing dryness.
  • Hot water and long bathsHot water and more than 15 minutes taking a bath can make skin less hydrate causing dryness.
  • Chlorine and saltpeter. Sea baths or swim baths during summer can cause dryness. That is why we have to take a shower after that type of baths, to remove chlorine and saltpeter.
  • Tobacco. Smoke dries the skin, since nicotine reduces the blood flow and cause a lack of nutrients and oxygen.
  • Drink little water. The essential form to be hydrate is to drink between 1.5 liters – 2 liters daily. If we do not take this habit, it is easier our skin is dehydrate and dry.

How to Heal Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are unsightly and can cause other important difficulties such as pain, bleed or infections. Hereafter we suggest some treatments to solve this problem:

  1. Visit a podiatry: it is important to visit a specialist if the heel dryness cause pain or bleed. Deep cracks may be a microorganism door causing infections. The podiatry will tell you the most adequate treatment in serious cases.
  2. To make an hydration cure: if you have not used moisturizing cream for a long time and the problem is evident, a hydration cure could be the perfect solution for you. Put an specific cream in the area, like DermaFeet cream, and cover it with a plastic film during all the night to be effective.

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  1. Drink water and have a healthy diet: as we mentioned before, having a balance diet and drinking 2 liters of water daily is essential to have a hydrate and elastic skin.
  1. Hydrate your foot daily: it is necessary to care our skin body, including foot skin care. You have to use a specific foot cream, having Urea as a principal component, since this ingredient helps to prevent lose water. The Urea 20 % podiatry cream will be your great allied to maintain your feet hydrate. It is recommendable to put the cream at night.

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To forget cracked heels you must follow these advices and treatments.

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