Reverse The Pain Of Cracked Heels In Two Weeks!
Now that Summer’s been and gone in the blink of an eye, you may be tempted to just stuff your feet into shoes and think no more of them until Spring.
But just because sandal season is over, it doesn’t mean your feet aren’t in need of TLC. In fact, weeks of wearing shoes lacking in structural support can wreak havoc upon your heels, causing unsightly - not to mention potentially painful - cracks and fissures. If you’ve suffered this condition, you’re not alone: surveys suggest 20%* of adults in the US have experienced cracked skin on their feet.
While you may be less concerned by the appearance of your feet during Fall and Winter, it’s important to replenish the skin in this area after its exposure to the elements during the Summer months. Without this transition-timed treatment, you run the risk of dry heels developing deep cracks, with the potential for infection and scarring. Alternatively, follow our simple advice, and have your feet looking pedicure-fresh in just two weeks!
What Causes Cracked Heels?
Our heels are essentially natural shock absorbers - the sports bra of the soles. Their pads of flesh are designed to deform on impact, as the heels strike the floor when we walk or run. In order to do so, the skin must be flexible and supple.
However, when the skin of our heels becomes dry, it lacks the elasticity required to respond to the pressure upon it effectively: instead of stretching into shape, it is more likely to crack and split.
During the Summer months, we often choose backless or completely open shoes. This unstructured footwear allows the fat under the heel to expand sideways, and if the feet are too dry, the skin will not have the flexibility to cope with being stretched this much, therefore leading to cracked heels.
It’s especially important to deal with the problem before Winter, as colder temperatures can exacerbate dry skin. As we say goodbye to the Summer sun, we also leave behind the humidity of the season, which is key for maintaining moisture levels in our skin. Let’s look at how we can recover our heels to their hydrated best:
So How Can I Rescue My Cracked Heels?
What your feet need now is moisture - and fast. If you’re not already drinking 8 glasses of water a day, make it a ritual from now on. The skin on your feet and your face will thank you.
Next up, we need to apply a replenishing lotion to the heels to give them the nourishment they’ve been crying out for. Your parched feet need an intensely moisturizing formula, packed with natural healing ingredients, as can be found in Organica’s Heel Defend.
Our customers have seen an outstanding two-week turnaround in the appearance of even more pronounced cases of cracked heels with Heel Defend, which is why we’re so confident you’ll love it, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
Recommended by dermatologists, our lotion contains deeply hydrating Aloe Vera and Safflower Oil, to soften and restore dry, calloused patches of skin. We also harness the antiseptic and antifungal properties of Tea Tree Oil, to rid feet of fungus and clear infection. Finally, Heel Defend’s soothing Chamomile Oil is the perfect anti-inflammatory component to heal irritated and inflamed skin.
The best way to rid your feet of the dry skin in less than a fortnight is to apply the lotion morning and night, locking in post-shower/bath moisture. Turn up the hydration by covering your lotion-clad feet with 100% cotton socks before getting into bed, and you’ll be amazed by how much softer they are by morning.
How Else Can I Help My Feet Recover From Summer?
If like us, you tried out every Summery shade the salon had to offer this sandal-season, you may have noticed your toenails looking a little tired by now. So while you’re busy healing your cracked heels, why not take the opportunity to show your toes some TLC too?
Everyone should take a break from polish and gel manicures every once in a while, which makes the return to closed-in footwear the perfect time for a restorative toenail treatment.
Organica’s Nail Guardian is a serum formulated by experts to help revive damaged and weakened nails, particularly those exposed to the elements in the Summer months!
Nail Guardian can be used to help rehydrate dry and brittle nails, which will be prone to splitting and peeling unless treated. In particular, the serum’s powerful blend of Jasmine, Lemongrass, Lavender and Eucalyptus Oils is designed to strengthen the nail bed, targeting brittleness, cracks, and ridges and preventing further damage. Like Heel Defend, Nail Guardian uses premium Tea Tree Oil, which will protect your pedicure against infection, keeping your feet healthy and fresh.
Cracked heels can be treated quickly and easily at home with a high-quality moisturizer such as Organica’s Heel Defend. To prevent this common problem, ensure to apply your lotion daily to the feet to prevent them from drying out.
However, if your skin cracks are persistent despite treatment, you should seek the advice of a specialist in case there is an associated underlying medical condition.
Lastly, don’t neglect your toenails - they may not be at the top of your list of beauty priorities, but this is one time of year where they probably should be! So step out of your sandals, strip off the pastel-colored polish, and apply a serum to prep your pedicure for the new season.
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