The rainy season is here. The season for us to ditch our shoes and sneakers (except they are made of rubber or highly waterproof) and opt for sandals or slippers.
However, there are some people who can’t make this change due to the state of their dry and cracked heels.
Cracked heels is a condition that arises due to the occurrence of fissures in abnormally hard, dry skin over the heels of the feet. Dry and cracked heels is usually a source of worry but these blog post will provide you with useful hacks that will remedy this condition.
- Avoid Prolonged Standing
Prolonged standing puts undue pressure on the heels of the feet. The feet suffer more when you stand for long in inappropriate or undersized shoes. If your job requires you to stand for long, try to alternate between standing and sitting.
- Avoid Thin-Soled Shoes
Thin soled shoes do not provide enough padding to the heel fat pad. If you own shoes like this, it is advisable you either ditch them or spruce them up with more padded soles.
People who are overweight have a greater tendency to have dry or cracked heels as the increased body weight increases the pressure on the normal fat cushion under the heel of the foot.
Replace thin soles of shoes with well padded shoes.
- Treat all Skin Dryness Completely
Eczema is an itchy skin condition that increases the dryness of the skin and makes the heels vulnerable to cracks. To combat this, you can moisturize daily with oil based moisturizers as they help the body retain moisture while removing unwanted moisture such as urea.
- Avoid All Inappropriate Footwear
Walking or working in the wrong kind of footwear is not ergonomic to the feet whether you suffer from cracked heels or not. Always opt for shoes that have very cushioned and proper back. This means that the constant wearing of sandals and its similarities increase the chances of cracked heels. Another layer of soles could be added to these sandals while comfortable insoles could be used for shoes.
- Use Pumice Stone to Exfoliate
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells. This could be done with various things but we recommend pumice stones. The exfoliation could be done during pedicure or while having one’s bath. Be gentle on the heels of the feet and remember to moisturize the feet after exfoliation.
So, do let us know which of these tips worked for you. To learn how to make very comfortable shoes, sign up for our training commencing in August, 2019.