Dry (almost) cracked heels


luxx
on Mar 18, 2012 @ 05:54 pm

I've been negleting my feet pretty much all winter so they are from from sandal ready. My heels are very dry.
Anyone have any good products to suggest? Maybe even a home remedy?
 

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sixx
to the rescue! on Mar 18, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

Check out Footlogix extra cracked heel. I use this on clients and recommend it to everyone it is amazing. it can be a bit pricier sometimes but its worth every penny. If you or anyone you know has a membership to a beauty supply store or is a liscenced beautican they can get it at cost at around $10 canadian sometimes :) Hope this helps! http://shop.spautopia.ca/Footlogix--3-Extra-Cracked-Heel-125ml_p_37.html If you want to try something else i would aslo recommend The Body Shop hemp foot protector,it also works very well and isnt too pricey and my be easier to get a hold of :) http://www.thebodyshop.ca/en/body-products/foot-care-products/hemp-foot-protector.aspx
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luxx
:) on Mar 18, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

Thanks for the info! I probably would have a little trouble getting Footlogix but I can definitely try the one from the Body shop
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sixx
:) on Mar 18, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

No problem! Let me know how it works out for you.
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mamaluv
My 2 faves on Mar 19, 2012 @ 08:49 am

I love love love Gehwol products and swear by their cracked heel balm. You can find it in many nail salons and online.

I also quite like Bath & Body Works' Shea It Isn't So Foot Cream which is available at any Bath & Body Works store (obviously).

As for home remedies, here is my step-by-step foot rescue method:

(1) smear Vaseline on your roughest patches

(2) wrap your feet loosely in plastic (either Saran Wrap, Ziploc-type storage bag, or even a plastic grocery bag)

(3) pull on some warm socks over top and keep them on as long as you can - overnight is best.

(4) Afterward, wash your feet with gentle soap and then use a Swedish foot file or fine pumice stone to buff away any dead skin (I do not recommend a razor and would be cautious about using the Ped Egg - any time you cut your skin there is the chance of injury). Don't go overboard on the first time because that can cause problems from sensitivity to even infection (you can always do a second round of buffing a few days later if you need it).

(5) Slather on a really thick foot cream such as the ones I've mentioned above or any other intense hydration lotion

(6) slip on some simple cotton socks right after moisturizing your feet to help it soak in better (and so you don't leave slippery footprints around your house!)

(7) apply more lotion every evening and every morning, and try to make this a new habit going forward.

Should work like a charm!
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Patricia
Thanks! on Mar 19, 2012 @ 10:18 am

Great tips! Thank you! :) Time to get my feet summer ready!
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takoda
Great tips on Mar 19, 2012 @ 10:48 am

I love you're tip mamluv, I'm going to give a few a try tonight.
Thanks.
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jello814
Hydration on Mar 19, 2012 @ 08:58 pm

Another tip that is essential for fighting dry skin all over is hydration. Drinking enough water will ensure that your skin can maintain its elasticity and it won't get dry or cracked. It may seem weird to drink water so that your feet will be hydrated but when you don't have enough water the body takes it away from the extremities first. Also, your feet surprisingly sweat a lot throughout the day so replenishing your body with your water intake is essential.
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LadyChick234234
Don't have busted feet...... on Mar 20, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

Time to have those toes perfectly polished and in tip top shape. There's nothing worse than seeing someone with nasty feet in the summer. I slather with cream and put socks on overnight for the softest feet in the world.
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laplam
My solution on Mar 29, 2012 @ 02:50 pm

And It is silly... My feet are usually ridiculously bad.

Before going to bed. I slather my feet with any foot cream, then a coat of Vaseline. The good ole cotton socks.

If they are especially bad, before I put on the socks I wrap my feet in plastic wrap. Then the socks. The plastic wrap (if you can stand it), keeps your feet warm and basically keeps the skin supple and allow the creams to penetrate.

I look at it the same as when people put a mask on their hair, wrap it in a cap and then a towel.

Make sense?
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laplam
So my solution is the same as mamluv - must learn to read!!! on Mar 29, 2012 @ 02:51 pm

Yikes...
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