Soften cracked heels: TBH, cracked heels do not look pretty. Referred to as heel fissures, cracked heels are a common foot condition. They result from dry skin and are usually accompanied by thickened skin, sometimes calluses around the heel edge. According to the National Food Health Assessment 2012, in an article by the Medical News Today, 20% of adults in the United States have experienced cracked heels sometime in their lives. Women are more prone to heel fissures than men.
How to Soften Cracked Heels
The Medical News Today recommends moisturizing treatments in the form of creams, lotions, and ointments to retain moisture in the skin. Those suffering from the condition need moisturizing around twice or thrice a day. Moreover, rubbing the area with a pumice stone can also help.
Here, the Female Network enumerates products that help soften cracked heels.
Petroleum Jelly, also called Petrolatum, is a mixture of mineral oils and waxes and formed into a semisolid substance. Healthline recommends Vaseline’s Petroleum Jelly. It is safe to use on skin and hands and is a crowd favorite. Vaseline helps remove eye makeup, helps lock in moisture, heals minor cuts, and protect chapped lips. According to Healthline, Petroleum Jelly is even beneficial for the following skin conditions: Rosacea, Psoriasis, to mention a few.
Female Network recommends Beauty Oils to soften cracked heels. Beauty Oil nourishes the skin and moisturizes it back to suppleness. Moreover, Female Network recommends Sunflower Oil – and adding a few drops of the oil onto the heel and massage it for a few minutes before bedtime. In terms of brand, the digital magazine recommends Bio Oil from Watsons and Sunflower Beauty Oil from Human Nature.
Exfoliation is a must to soften the skin on your heels. According to Medical News Today, products containing keratolytic agents – this includes alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) – is best to remove dead skin buildup on the feet. Read: Home Remedies for Glowing Skin