Scaly heels have been a problem for a lot of women. Some scaly heels and cracks are so persistent that they can already cause you pain and make your feet look ugly and you have no choice but throw away your favourite open-backed shoes. Sad, right?
Scaly heels, cracked heels, heel fissures or whatever you wish to call that can be really irritating. Heel fissures are deep cracks or splits in the skin on the rim of the heel. They can be a sign that you do not pay much attention to foot care. They are not harmful except when the cracks get deeper and that leads to pain and possibly, bleeding. They can be commonly found on older people and those who are always on the move because of the pressure they put into their feet pad.
There are tons of foot creams available in the pharmacy but only a few contain specific ingredients that are both completely safe and effective. If you are more knowledgeable on what caused your scaly heels, you are more likely to treat them effectively.
One of the top most causes in the development of cracked heels is the use of improper footwear. Wearing shoes that do not fit you properly, may it be too big or too small, will lead you to experience unnecessary friction between your shoes, socks and feet which can cause irritation and itching.
Also, if you are fond of wearing shoes without wearing socks, you might try to ditch that kind of style. This habit will only lead you to building up sweat in your feet and can cause the growth of fungi and bacteria that will cause Athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot can contribute in the drying and cracking of your heels. If you want to lessen the possibility of you acquiring Athlete’s foot, you should start by wearing a fresh pair of cotton socks with your shoes. You could also try putting n some cream that contains Eucalyptus extract as this kind of ingredient has amazing anti fungal properties that will help you get rid of bacteria and fungi.
Another common cause of scaly heels is dryness. This could be because of the soap you are currently using. A lot of soaps and body washes contain a high amount of petroleum which is well known for drying out the skin severely. I know that some petroleum products are supposedly one of the important kinds of moisturizers but it is a different story when it comes to soaps and body washes. If you want a product that can totally moisturize feet without stripping off its natural hydration, you could try looking for a cream that is made with Super Sterol Liquid. Super Sterol Liquid is 100% natural and is actually made up of various cholesterols and fatty acids that can really hydrate skin cells thoroughly while it creates a breathable barrier that locks in the skin’s natural moisture and heals skin problems such as scaly heels.
There are a lot of ways which you could treat scaly heels. But always remember, prevention is better than cure. You have to learn how to take good care of your feet so that you could avoid problems such as scaly heels.