How to Treat Cracked Heels
Remember to always consult a dermatologist for advice and causes of skin conditions.
Cracked heels treatment
For an effective overnight cosmetic treatment
, apply a thick layer of Vaseline® Jelly
to the heel after a bath or shower, when the skin is soft. Then, throw on a pair of cotton socks to keep the jelly in place – the cotton will allow the skin on your feet to breathe. Vaseline® Jelly provides a sealing barrier which locks in moisture to help rehydrate dry skin. It also helps protect heels against further dryness and cracking. Try this before bed to help replenish moisture, and support and protect the skin’s natural regeneration process as you sleep.
Everyday skin care for feet
Keeping on top of your everyday skin care is a great way to help protect your heels.
• Avoid Harsh Soaps – Harsh soaps that are heavily fragranced or contain strong chemicals may dry skin out more. Try a gentle, fragrance-free or unscented, non-irritating cleanser.
• Don’t Scrub – Although gently using a foot file to remove hard skin on the heel can sometimes be beneficial, scrubbing dry, cracked heels could make the problem worse. Vigorous scrubbing may dry the feet out more. Restore moisture to the heels after removing hard skin by applying an occlusive moisturizer like Vaseline® Jelly – this will moisturize and help heal dry skin.