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Looking for the Best Cream for Cracked Heels? Try BLUE-EMU® Foot Therapy!

Relieve dry, cracked heels with Blue Emu Foot Therapy Relieve dry, cracked heels with Blue Emu Foot Therapy

It starts as a harmless callus, a ring of dry, hard skin around the outer edge of your heels that only catches your attention when you put your socks on in the morning. Then, as time passes, you develop red, flaky patches of skin surrounding the area, accompanied by an irritating itch. Finally, walking starts to become painful, and when you check to see what’s causing the pain, you discover gaping cracks in the dry skin of your heels that may already be well on their way to developing an infection or other painful complications.  Obviously your feet need moisturizer, but how do you choose the most effective cream for your cracked heels?

We often neglect caring for our feet because they’re so far away from our eyes and from our thoughts, but it’s for that very reason that our feet need extra attention. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent yourself from having the experience described above – and as you’ll discover, there are some pretty effective steps you can take to heal your feet if this happens to you.

What Causes Cracked Heels?

Because there are no oil glands in the feet, they are already the driest parts of the body, and the everyday motions involved in getting around from place to place can cause a callus to form around even the daintiest of heels. If the skin becomes too dry and too much pressure is placed on the heel, causing it to expand sideways, those calluses are likely to split and crack – leading to pain and even infection.

While certain health issues such as diabetes, eczema, psoriasis, obesity, and thyroid imbalance tend to make cracked heels more likely to occur, anyone can experience this problem if the conditions are right. Low humidity levels caused by cold weather and the use of industrial heating and air systems can make dry skin even drier, and working at a job that requires standing on a hard floor for hours on end places inordinate pressure on the heel, especially if you are wearing open-backed shoes or sandals with no built-in heel support.

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How to Prevent Cracked Heels

It doesn’t take much to keep your feet clean and happy. For starters, wear clean socks and comfortable shoes every day (you can also add padded insoles or heel cups to your not-so-comfortable shoes to provide support where your feet need it most) and help your skin stay hydrated by drinking water regularly. Taking certain supplements like zinc, omega-3, and vitamin E may benefit your skin as well, but make sure to talk to your doctor before adding any vitamins to your daily routine.

How to Relieve Dry, Cracked Heels

If you begin to develop a skin infection or the cracks in your heels begin to bleed, you should be seen by a dermatologist or a podiatrist right away. Otherwise, typical cases of cracked heels are a problem that can be treated in the comfort of your own home with nothing more than a good regimen and the proper moisturizing cream.

Clean, dry socks A pair of clean, dry socks will help keep your feet in great shape.

First, fill a small basin with lukewarm water (you can also use your bathtub and just fill it up enough to cover your feet) and add half a cup of Epsom salts to help promote circulation and advance the healing process. Soak your feet for 10 minutes, then take them out and gently rub the callused area with a wet pumice stone (alternately, make a homemade foot scrub by combining honey, ground rice, and apple cider vinegar to form a thick paste). Once you have rubbed away as much of the callus as possible, soak your feet for another 10 minutes and then pat them dry with a clean towel. It’s best to do this right before bed, because the final step is to coat your feet in a moisturizing cream and cover them with clean cotton or wool socks.

What’s the Best Cream for Cracked Heels?

Don't just reach for any old lotion – use a product that’s designed especially to work fast and get you back on your feet before you know it. BLUE-EMU® has an excellent product to help provide relief for cracked heels while making your feet feel good all over. BLUE-EMU® Foot Therapy cream contains peppermint, which soothes and stimulates the muscles in your feet and ankles after a long day of walking or standing, and our signature ingredient,100% pure emu oil, whose deep-penetrating power moisturizes and comforts even the toughest skin. Unlike other creams, BLUE-EMU® doesn’t leave behind a medicinal odor or a greasy residue. For the best results, treat your feet and heels with BLUE-EMU® Foot Therapy.  After you have applied the cream, simply put on a clean pair of cotton or other natural fiber socks before bed.

We recommend using BLUE-EMU® Foot Therapy every night before bed while you are trying to reduce the cracks in your heels.  Before long, you'll see (and feel) for yourself the difference BLUE-EMU® Foot Therapy can have on your cracked heels and dry feet!

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