May 27th, 2016


How To Get Your Feet Sandal-Ready


Whether you’re going to be rocking out at a music festival or jetting off to a top holiday destination this summer, there’s no denying that the hopefully hotter weather and the inevitable inclusion of summer footwear in your wardrobe are just around the corner. In order to combat unsightly cracked heels, which are also known as fissures and in more extreme cases calluses, we at What Skin Needs are here to give you advice on how cracked heels are caused but also how to treat this common ailment.


What causes cracked heels?

Cracked heels can be caused by a number of different things including prolonged walking around barefoot, standing for long periods of time at work or at home as well as ill-fitting shoes or open-backed sandals that don’t support the heels from expanding sideways under pressure.

The weather and climate you live in can also play a significant factor. The low humidity in the air during dry summers or cold winters can damage the skin on the heels as it removes moisture and dries it out. Cracked heels can also be linked to medical and skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and thyroid problems or can simply be down to your own genetics.


Home remedies

Here are some simple home remedies for cracked heels:

·Use of a pumice stone or a foot file a few times a week that will gradually reduce the thickness of the hard skin

·Include fatty acids such as Omega 3 in your diet can help prevent cracked skin

·drink plenty of water throughout each day which will help keep your skin hydrated

·Use a heel balm such as the What Skin Needs Cracked Skin Cream. Apply it at least twice a day on the affected area to smooth out rough skin on the heel promote elasticity, leaving the skin feeling fresher and softer.



27 / 05 / 2016

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