How-to: get rid of cracked heels
If you’ve been dreading wearing a pair of sling-backs because of your dry, cracked heels, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. Follow our easy-peasy heel care treatment plan to get rid of undesirable chaffed skin and heel pain…
Soak it up
Three times a week, sit on the edge of your bath, half-fill with warm water and plonk your feet in for a good 20 minutes. A regular foot soak will help to replace lost moisture in your feet; just be sure to avoid making the water too hot as hot water will actually have the reverse effect on a cracked heel.
Immediately after taking your feet out of the water, slather your heels in pure olive oil, taking time to rub the oil deeply into your skin. Olive oil has amazing benefits as a natural foot care treatment for repairing cracked heels and dry skin. Of an evening, coat cracked heels in Vaseline and cover with a pair of old socks, to help trap in moisture that would otherwise escape overnight.
A diet deficient in omega 3 fatty acids and zinc can have a direct effect on your skin – leaving it dry and sore. To repair cracked heels and ease heel pain, inject some of these skin-improving nutrients into your diet by getting a little fishy. Omega 3 and zinc occur naturally in salmon, tuna, sardines, shellfish and herring. Other foods for improving a cracked, sore heel include red meat and walnuts.
Or try these Odourless Fish Oil capsules.