Not only can cracked heels be very unsightly and detract from a pair of pretty sandals in the summer, but they can also become very painful when infected. This condition occurs when the sensitive skin on the bottom of the feet and heels becomes too dry. It then splits open, leaving painful cracks called fissures on the heels.
The ailment resembles putting plaster on a balloon, letting it harden and then blowing up the balloon; the balloon will expand the plaster and crack. The heel pad wants to expand outward, but the skin is not pliable enough to expand with it, so it cracks. These cracks may not only make it painful to walk but can also lead to serious infections.
What Causes Cracked Heels?
Cracks in the heels are generally caused by insufficient moisture. It may become sore and may even bleed.
Seriously dry feet can occur for a number of reasons, including:
- Cold winter weather;
- Dehydration, or not drinking enough water;
- Not moisturizing one’s feet;
- Taking very hot baths or showers;
- Soaking in a hot bath for too long or too frequently;
- Using harsh, drying soaps on one’s feet;
- Scrubbing feet dry and
- Having diabetes.
How To Treat Cracked Heels
In answer to the question, how to get rid of cracked heels, taking care of the above, as well as the regular use of Silverlab Healing Cream – not only on the heels, but also on the feet may not only get rid of cracked heels, but also prevent this painful, unsightly condition.
In addition to moisturizing the feet sufficiently to prevent cracked heels, Silverlab Healing Cream also penetrates the skin to feed it, helping it to build up a natural resistance to external impurities while, simultaneously, attacking any possible infection already inside the skin.
Another important difference between Silverlab Healing Cream and other moisturizers is that Silverlab Healing Cream forms a protective barrier around the skin preventing penetration of any bacteria which might lead to infection.
How do you get rid of cracked heels you ask? With regular use of Silverlab Healing Cream, cracked heels can be prevented and/or rapidly healed in time for showing off those strappy sandals during summer.
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