The best treatment for dry cracked heels is some TLC (tender loving care). It’s so easy to neglect our feet. They get washed in the shower, dried, and that’s usually about it.
It doesn’t take long, once the winter weather sets in, for my heels to feel like sandpaper as I pull my socks on. The truth is, if I give my feet just a little extra attention, they stay smooth and moisturized.
Every couple of weeks, I add about 10 drops of peppermint oil to a tub of water and soak my feet for about 10 minutes. It not only helps moisturize my feet, it refreshes them, and while I’m at it, the minty smell freshens the whole room, too.
After I’ve soaked my feet, I take advantage of the fact that the rough, dead skin is softened. I use a foot file to smooth my heels and to get rid of the dry skin on the side of my foot using a back and forth motion. This is done just to remove the surface dead skin.
This is followed with a good moisturizer. I recommend Cool Care Dry Skin Balm by Syrina. It has a tingly, healing feel but no medicinal smell.
The best treatment for dry cracked heels is to take a few minutes to care for your feet each day. It’s easy to overlook your feet, but they really deserve better than that. They take you everywhere you want to go, every single day.
These are little things you can do to make a big difference. Keep your feet pampered and they’ll be sandal ready when the warm weather returns.