Cracked feet are common during the winter and dry season. Dry skin and thick skin around the heels are the most common causes that lead to cracks on the feet as well as the heels. Certain factors such as obesity, diabetes, standing for long hours, ill fitting shoes, can also be the reason for dry skin and fissures seen on the heels.
To deal with your dry skin as well as cracked feet you will surely benefit by following these simple tips-
Try to wear rubber slippers to reduce pressure on the heels. You must apply Vaseline based moisturising creams several times a day at regular intervals. A regular pedicure helps in exfoliating the dry and the dead skin cells, and helps the skin to breathe free.
Soak your feet in the warm water every day and apply salicylic acid based creams on the cracked heels and other areas of the feet. This can be done till you get the desired results.
Wash your feet and then apply a judiciously thick coat of hydrogenated vegetable oil on the area of the skin which is dry. You can even apply it on which is cracked. Now wear a pair of thick socks while going to bed. You should leave it as it is throughout the night. Repeat for a few days and you will surely see the results.
Drink sufficient amount of water so that the toxins are flushed out from your skin and you are able to stay hydrated. This will surely help you to have a healthy skin.