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How To Fix Cracked Heels: Causes, Remedies, Treatment

Jul 1, 2021

With winter around the corner, there are lots of things we need to take care of.  Many of us would want to be under a warm blanket and chill all day, but the same is not possible. We have to go on with our daily routines. In fact, during this season, we not only have to take that extra care of our health but also the health of the skin.

During winters many of us face skin problems like dryness, cracked heels, dandruff, stretching of the skin, lines, etc. Cracked heels are one of the very common problems faced by many!

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Causes of Cracked Heels

How to Take Care of Cracked Heels?

Cracked Heels Treatment

Causes of Cracked Heels

There are many reasons for getting cracked heels such as:

  1. Dry and cold weather.
  2. Moisture loss in the skin especially the feet areas.
  3. External factors like pollutants, heat, dirt, or dust.
  4. Excessive soaking of feet in hot water.
  5. Putting ill-fitted shoes or footwear.
  6. By putting too much stress on your feet, like standing all day or then exercising.
  7. Due to some illness, like diabetes, etc.

Now that you know the exact reason behind those cracked heels it is important that you start taking care of them.

How to Take Care of Cracked Heels?

Be it our face or our feet, in order to keep them healthy and intact you just need to follow some simple tips: 

  • Follow a daily care routine for your feet:

Make sure to wash your feet properly with lukewarm water daily, especially before going to bed. While washing your feet use a pumice stone to scrub off the dry skin.? Pat them dry and apply a good foot cream or some petroleum jelly. If needed wear socks (clean cotton socks) in order to cover your feet and keep them warm.

  • Exfoliate the skin on your feet:

When you step out your feet are exposed to external factors like dirt, dust, and pollutants which enter your cracks and gaps on the foot. A layer of dead skin cells is formed over these areas of the skin which you need to get rid of. The easiest way to do so is to exfoliate your feet depending on the condition of the cracks of your skin.

  • Water Soak:

The best way to do so is by tipping your feet under lukewarm water for some time. This will help make the skin on your feet moist and soft.

  • Scrubbing:

You can then scrub your feet with a pumice stone which will help remove the dead skin layer. After scrubbing off the dead skin layer wash off your feet properly, wipe them with a clean cloth and apply some moisturizer or foot cream.

  • Keep your feet well moisturized:

Moisturizing your skin be it on the face or then the feet is quite essential, especially during dry weather. There are many alternatives available to you to keep your skin moisturized. Like a good foot cream or then petroleum jelly or then even oil, preferably olive oil. After moisturizing your feet be sure to cover your feet so that external irritants do not stick to your skin and they remain warm and moist.

  • Hydration:

Hydration is very important in order to keep your skin intact. Be it soaking your feet in lukewarm water or then drinking lots of water, both are essential to wash off the harmful toxins and dead cells from the skin.

  • Wear proper footwear:

Wear footwear that properly covers your feet. Most importantly wear the one which properly fits you and keeps your skin moist. Also, keep in mind the footwear is of reasonable quality and is not harmful to your skin. So here are some easy ways by which you can keep your feet soft, moist, and beautiful.

Cracked Heels Treatment

So, now that you know how to fix cracked heels, don’t let the condition impede your movements. If the above home-based cracked heel treatment doesn’t work, visit us because it requires expert opinion and intervention for treatment. We’ll diagnose the exact cause of the condition and determine if you also require a cracked heel vitamin deficiency treatment or so.

In case the cracks on your feet are bleeding or getting worse consult a skin doctor or a dermatologist immediately. You might need some medical assistance which only these specialists can help you with.

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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