5 Ways to Avoid Cracked Heels in the Dry Winter Breezes
Adorable-looking sneakers and long leather boots are only transient sources of merriment in winters, if you are going insane over the cracky heels hidden inside your glamorous-looking footwear. Are you sick and tired of making rounds on the internet to find the best tips to avoid your heels from cracking? Are winters always an elusive nightmare when it comes to those dry breezes bruising your skin, tearing your lips, and breaking open the skin of your palms, soles, and foot heels? If yes, look no further. With these simple, easy-to-follow, and upbeat tips from Insignia, make your winters as special as they are for anyone with soft foot heels!
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1. Try a lukewarm soak
Soaking your feet once a week for some good 10 to 15 minutes in lukewarm (not hot) water, followed by gentle exfoliation and a relaxing cream massage can do magic with your heel skin. Insignia also suggests mixing in additional moisturizing agents such as Epsom salts, essential oils, buttermilk, honey, and fresh lime juice to your foot soak to help prevent dry and scaly skin, and make your heels soft and presentable.
2. Exfoliate using pumice stone
So you are done with that extremely relaxing foot soak, your next step is to exfoliate. A major cause of cracks on your heel skin is stubborn calluses that are too thick and inelastic forming fissures on abrasive contacts, movement, and friction. Insignia believes that using a pumice stone for exfoliation can be the best way to overcome dead skin and heal calluses. When using a pumice stone, remember:
- It should be rinsed properly every few weeks
- Over-doing it will stimulate more cracking.
- Usage should be followed by the application of foot creams
3. Keep moisturized at all times
Moisturizing your skin every day with only a small amount of foot cream is well on top of all other preventive remedies for drying heels. Exfoliate first, so that your moisturizer absorbs well into your skin, massage the product thoroughly onto your feet, and secure extra moisture overnight by wearing cotton socks or using silicone heel covers.
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4. Sooth your skin with a urea-based cream or shea butter
Using a shea butter or urea-based cream specially made for cracked heels is also one very easy and inexpensive means to avoid skin cracks. Not only this, these constituents have a pH close to our skin’s natural pH, and thus get absorbed easily.
5. Wear what is comfortable
To help lessen the likelihood of chapped skin surrounding your heels, ensure you wear the right footwear that fits properly. Wearing too tight shoes can develop sores, while too-loose footwear can generate scaly and horny skin owing to continual friction of the shoe against the heel skin. Pamper your feet by wearing well-fitted shoes, and when you are going back to wearing flip-flops in the summer, make sure you moisturize regularly so your heels feels as much support as your feet while wearing them.
So, choose the most comfortable footwear for this season from Insignia’s top-tier collection now!
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