Best Treatment for Dry Cracked Heels

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 by 1 Comment
Best Treatment for Dry Cracked Heels

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.

Foot Smoothing Kit

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.

Cool Care
To keep my heels smooth, I apply a little dab of Cool Care each night before I go to sleep. This only takes a minute or two, and the difference is like night and day.

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.

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Donna Sundblad resides in NW Georgia where she serves as the president of the Writer’s Alliance of Georgia. Her most recent book, The Inheritance, was nominated for the 2012 Epic eBook award.

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  • Mom Meets Blog

    Great tips, lately my son has been commenting on my “cracked feet” – time to do something about it!