Cracked heels…the archenemy of any woman in a pretty pair of sandals!
An all too common affliction, cracked heels can occur when you have excessively dry skin and can also stem from deeper health related issues such as bad circulation or allergies in your diet. The thick dry skin on your heels can sometimes cause you pain and will only continue to get worse if you walk around on it– especially barefoot!
As your heels continue to resemble warped distressed leather, rubbing moisturizer into the cracks will sadly barely penetrate the surface to give your feet that much needed hydration.
So, what to do??
Here are our top three home remedies:
- Banana- Mash up a ripe banana, wash your feet and apply the mashed banana to your heels for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash the banana off with warm water, soak your feet in cold water for 10 minutes or so and then continue this regime for a few weeks until the cracks have disappeared.
- Olive Oil- Before going to bed at night, wash and scrub your feet with a foot file. Once you have dried them off, rub a liberal amount of olive oil all over your feet then put on a pair of socks and go to bed. In the morning your feet should feel noticeably smoother – keep this up until your feet are nice and healthy again.
- Lemon- After scrubbing and washing your feet with warm water, squeeze one lemon into a bucket of warm water and then put your feet in there to soak for 10-15 minutes. Again, repeat until you have the desired results!
If it turns out that your feet are beyond home-remedy repair or you want a quick-fix solution, you need to turn to specialist products such as Dermal Therapy Solutions. Here are a few products that should help you out!
This balm promises to give you visible results in 3 days, which is pretty awesome considering how gnarly some heels can get! It contains key ingredients such as urea (the major component of human urine) that aids the skin in absorbing more water, centipede cunninghamii (an Australian herb) that helps to soften the hard skin and additional well known moisturising agents, such as lanolin, shea butter and aloe vera. Applied twice daily until you see results, this solution is non-greasy and would be our first go to!
Here are our very own before and after pictures so you can see some real results:
This one is a little pricier, but it is easier to apply as it’s basically like a giant stick of lip balm. The formula is paraben free and also contains olive oil and beeswax for their reparative, anti-oxidant and soothing properties. We’d recommend this one for the woman on the go!
Here’s to healthy smooth feet and pretty sandals!