Dry and cracked heels are actually a bigger deal than they first sound. That’s because they can fully break and begin bleeding with much less stress than softer, moist heels.
And those open wounds, which you may not even notice at first, can get infected. So your heels really are something to pay attention to if you notice yours have dry and cracked skin.
Believe it or not, they happen as a result of years of mistreating your feet. We’re not talking just a few weeks or months, but years.
There’s actually too many causes of dry heels to discuss in this post. But some of the leading ones are:
If you have dry, cracked heels, you absolutely don’t have to worry about having them, and the bleeding they can cause, forever.
It’s also relatively simple to keep your heels in good shape. Moisturize your feet daily after showering and before putting on your shoes and socks. You may even do this before bed, while also putting on socks to help keep the moisture in your skin.
During the day, let your feet breathe. You can do this by wearing cotton socks, rather than synthetic materials or wool.
You can also gently exfoliate your skin with a pumice stone. Remember to be extra gentle, as being too rough can actually exacerbate the potential damage your dry, cracked heels experience.
With this simple care routine, you’ll keep your heels moist and healthy so you don’t run the risk of bleeding and infection.
And you’ll be able to fully enjoy life and time with your family!