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3 steps to avoiding cracked heels during the summer months
Ever wondered how to avoid cracked heels?
Dry and cracking heels are a huge problem over the summer months and can lead to nasty infections. There are 3 things you can do to help minimise/improve your dry heels over the summer months:
- Avoid open heeled footwear if you can. Obviously this is not practical when it is 40 degrees outside but wear enclosed shoes and socks where possible to avoid your feet drying out.
- Keep callous/hard skin to a minimum. This can be done by gently filing it yourself with a pumice stone/emery board. There are a variety of different foot files available from pharmacys, stick to one that looks like stone or sandpaper and avoid anything metal that looks like a cheese grater. These tend to cause more problems than good. If you are having difficulty filing the hard skin yourself, make an appointment and we can remove it for you.
- MOISTURISE! MOISTURISE! MOISTURISE! The softer and more moisturised your skin is the less likely it is to split or crack open. Sorbaline is a great basic option but if your feet are excessively dry or you have alot of hard skin try either Eulactol, Enovia or Calmurid.
There you have it, three way simple ways to avoid cracked heels this summer!