Dry cracked heels
Dry cracked heels are also medically referred to as heel fissures. They are a common problem and an unsightly nuisance to many people. Dry cracked heels are usually painless, but when left untreated can become severe with deeper, more painful cracks that are prone to bleeding. When dry cracked heels begin to bleed there is the risk of developing an infection, which can be very dangerous to someone suffering from diabetes. Dry cracked heels can also be an indicator of Zinc and Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency.
The symptoms of dry cracked heels:
Dry cracked heels can leave your feet looking like you've been walking on razor blades. Skin can appear red and chapped or white and flakey. If you notice you're developing the symptoms of dry cracked heels, start a treatment routine before the problem becomes more severe or painful.
Why do dry cracked heels occur?
Cracked heels occur when dry skin around the heel splits from the weight of walking or standing. Some people have naturally dry skin while others experience dry cracked heels from wearing sandals or other shoes with an open back. There are also diseases and disorders such as diabetes and eczema that can cause dry cracked heels. Also, as skin ages it loses elasticity and becomes more prone to cracking.
Skin MD Natural for dry cracked heels
Dry cracked heels don't have to be the fate of your feet. Nourish dry feet with the greaseless moisturizing protection of Skin MD Natural shielding lotion.
"Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is a great product to apply before putting on your makeup, and it can also be used on your hands and other parts of the body. It has enough moisture in it to cure dry feet, yet it is still gentle enough to apply on your face. It does not leave my skin feeling oily, but instead it is silky and smooth."
Pamper your dry cracked heels
Cracked heels and dry feet are a sign that foot care is being neglected. A little pampering is all it takes make dry heels a thing of the past. Try following these simple tips for soft, touchable feet.
- Soak feet in a bowl of lukewarm water and gentle soap.
- Use a pumice stone to exfoliate rough patches.
- Gently pat feet dry instead of rubbing roughly.
- Use a good natural moisturizer.
- Eat a diet rich in Vitamin A that can be found in carrots, spinach, and potatoes.
- Drink 8 glasses of water daily.
- Make a peppermint infusion by soaking the herbs in a basin of warm water then soaking your feet.
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