Having cracked heels usually indicates, dare I say; the lack of proper foot care.
Other causes of cracked heals;
- over sun exposure,
- lack of moisturizing,
- certain medical conditions
- a zinc and/or omega-3 fatty acid deficiency.
How do Heals Crack?
The excessive pressure on the pads of the feet make the skin stretch sideways, and, because the skin on our feet is usually dry, the expansion causes the skin to crack. This condition is common among people with diabetes as well as among older people.
Cracked Heal Problems
In general, cracked heels are not harmful. However, they may be cumbersome and a bit embarassing to contend with, and in extreme cases, a little painful. When the cracks move deeper into the dermis, that’s when they become painful and would tend to bleed. This often causes infection, which is quite unavoidable, especially for those already suffering from chronic ailments such as diabetes and to those who are immuno-compromised.
Most of these problems arise because of our busy lives and oversight leading to neglect when it comes to foot care. Fortunately, they are avoidable and can often be attended to and even reversed. You just need to know the proper regimen in order to releave and reverse the effects of cracked heels.
Cracked Heal Treatment
There are plenty of moisturising products that may offer to treat and prevent the occurrence of cracked heels. However, it is best to choose products that are made from 100% natural ingredients in order to guarantee the best, safest, and most effective care.
The Bush Essentials Body Scrub is blended from natural sea salts and high quality essential oils and is specifically designed to keep your skin healthy and smooth by removing dead and flaky skin, even on the roughest areas of your body. The combination of Macadamia Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Lemon Myrtle (among others) moisturises, replenishes, and rejuvenates dry and damaged skin.
Best of all, it is created from 100% natural ingredients so you wouldn’t have to worry about any harmful side effects at all!
The BeesWax Balm is another soothing application that works absolute wonders when it comes to cracked and dry skin. Try it for yourself.
Although you should also look at working on your overall health as well with proper nutrition, possibly with supplements of zinc and omega-3 fatty acids.
The prevention of situations that would lead to the appearance of the heel fissures (prolonged standing, constant exposure to water, being overweight) is always far better than a cure later on.
Together with a healthy diet, a regular regime of cleaning and moisturising the feet with an all-natural skin care products is just what it takes to have cracked heels no more.