Dry cracked heels and feet can be an uncomfortable – and unsightly! – problem. Thankfully, our range of moisturising skincare, containing vitamin-rich organic oils and nourishing plant butters to provide intense hydration, replenish lost lipids and restore skin elasticity.
When the skin around the heels becomes very dry and hard, it loses its elasticity and as a result, the skin can crack and split. Most of us are on our feet a huge amount and walking in shoes all day can cause friction between the skin and shoe material, which leads to dry callouses forming on the skin of the heel. Excessive pressure on the feet can make the foot pad want to expand sideways and in doing so, if the skin on the heels is very dry from friction, the expansion can cause the skin to crack.
Cracked heels treatment step 1 is to give them a good soak in warm water. Then take a exfoliating brush or file and gentle slough away dead skin cells. A natural scrub, like our Coconut Candy Scrub is ideal too, and will help with softening more delicate areas like dry heels in particular.
Adding moisture to dry cracked heels is vital, so why not try our award-winning Odylique Ultra Rich Balm, which provides intense hydration thanks to a nutritious blend of premium raw shea, coconut and extra virgin olive. It sinks deep into the skin layers, replenishing lost lipids into the cracks. A concentrated sea buckthorn extract in Ultra Rich Balm also helps the skin cells regenerate, putting some elasticity back into parched layers of skin.
Odylique Calendula Balm is also a good alternative cracked heels treatment if you prefer a little scent to a product – Calendula Balm has a subtle fragrance of organic sweet orange. With a concentrated blend of healing calendula and chamomile, together with moisturizing shea butter and vitamin-rich organic oils, this product is ideal for nourishing the skin on heels, repairing damage and locking in moisture.
For an extra helping hand in softening dry cracked heels, put on a pair of cotton socks after moisturizing. This helps retain as much moisture as possible. Follow these steps regularly and you should soon have softened, healthy-looking feet.