Winter is the prime time for your heels to become dry and cracked. This is usually thanks to the combination of wearing boots and the cold weather, but whatever the cause it can be painful and unsightly. You don’t have to wait until Spring, however, to get your feet looking and feeling better and we’ve got five tips which will help.
The skin on your feet will crack when t becomes dry and inflexible, so to restore your feet to their former glory, you’re going to need to get rid of some of the dry skin. Soak yourself in a bath with some Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath as this will not only soften our skin ready for removal, but also add bad some much-needed moisture.
A pumice stone is bar far the best way to remove skin from your feet as it’s natural and won’t cause tearing to the skin. Try to only attack the areas with a build up of hard skin as you don’t want to pumice healthy skin away!
If your cracks are deep, they may have gone all the way down to the healthy skin below and could still be open even after you’ve got rid of the dead skin. Treat the cracks with some Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray as this will kill any nasty bacteria which may be lurking and ensure that your cracked feet heal without infection.
Once you’ve got rid of the dry, dead skin, you’ll want to give a huge dose of nourishment to the new skin underneath, to prevent this from drying out and cracking all over again. Decleor Cica Botanic Balm is designed to hydrate even the driest skin and will provide long-lasting moisture to your parched feet.
The reason that our feet often get so dry is because we forget about them when they’re bundled away all day in boots and socks, but the key to preventing cracked heels is treating your feet on a regular basis. Apply Elemis Sweet Orchid Monoi Body Oil to your feet, massaging into the heels, after every bath or shower and your feet will remain crack free all winter.