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Dry Cracked Heels: The Best Treatment

Dry Cracked Heels: The Best Treatment
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Are your home remedies for cracked heels and dry feet not softening hard skin or repairing those sore fissures? You're not alone in this, occasionally, painful problem. If you're looking for a solution then read on to identify the cause of your cracked heels and the best treatment for your dry feet so that you can say goodbye once and for all.

What Causes Cracked Heels & Dry Feet?

Being one of the most common foot concerns, especially a concern that is searched more during sandal season, it is therefore unsurprising that there are a plethora of reasons as why people find themselves asking 'why do I have dry cracked heels?'. The causes include:

  • Standing for a long time, which puts stress on your feet and heels.
  • Ageing. With age comes a loss of skin elasticity, suppleness and fatty padding that causes cracks to appear more.
  • Spending too much time in water can weaken your skin’s natural protective barrier in turning causing skin to dry and crack – swimming in chlorinate pools can also further dry the skin!
  • Badly fitting shoes can rub and cause pressure points which create dry, thickened skin or cracked heels.
  • As free as it is to wear flip-flops the constant ‘smacking’ of the back of the flip-flop can dry out your skin and cause it to harden or crack.
  • Sometimes genetics is at play and it’s simply in your make up!
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How To Treat Dry, Cracked Heels

 As with many skin solutions, foot care is no difference – exfoliating, cleansing and moisturizing is key!

The most common way to reduce the build-up of dry skin and improve cracked heels is to use a pumice stone or exfoliant and scrub!  Regularly exfoliating the dead skin will stop the build-up becoming problematic.  A little bit every day is much better than a mammoth session once a month!

The best time to exfoliate is during a bath, after a shower or if you have time to sit and soak your feet for 10 mins in warm water with a little product added as exfoliating on warm, softened skin makes the job easier, is less aggressive and a great foot soak is always soothing for your mental health. Three birds one pumice stone, right?

Once your feet are cleaned, exfoliated and thoroughly dried we recommend the Ameliorate Intensive Foot Treatment because, although the sole of your foot has sweat glands they aren't home to oils glands meaning your feet do need some assistance in forming a soft, protective barrier.

Why Is the Ameliorate Intensive Foot Treatment The Best Remedy?

Ameliorate's Intensive Foot Treatment contains our iconic LaH6 Complex to gently exfoliate and intensely hydrate the skin, to help keep your feet in perfect condition.

Urea and Lactic Acid:
  • Softens areas of thickened, hard, dry skin
  • Encourage hard skin to loosen and shed dead cells
  • Progressively exfoliates the top layers of skin to reveal new skin underneath
  • Attract and hold moisture within the skin

In combination with a blend of Shea Butter, Glycerine and Jojoba Oil our unique LaH6 Skin Hydration Complex enhance skin’s elasticity as well as intensely moisturizing ensuring that you see immediate impacts after usage.

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Ameliorate’s Intensive Foot Treatment should be massaged into the feet and cuticles and left on overnight, reapply every morning if necessary and allow it to devour the hard, dead skin leaving beautiful, soft, moisturized feet in its place.

Not only is our Intensive Foot Treatment is dermatologist approved, independently tested and is clinically proven to moisturise for up to 12 hours. It also contains Farnesol, a naturally occurring organic compound that deodorises.

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