You have a bunch of moisturisers and lotions to keep your skin from looking dry and parched this winter. But what about your feet? They are often ignored and you end up with dry, cracked heels that are not only unpleasant to look at but can also be super painful.
Even though it is possible to treat cracked heels easily, we believe that prevention is better than cure when it comes to most of our beauty problems. Therefore, we are going to let you in on some of our most-trusted skincare tips to keep cracked heels at bay this winter. Simply follow the tips mentioned below, and we promise you, dry and cracked heels is one problem that definitely won’t bother you this season. Let’s begin…
01. Avoid hot showers
Even though hot water showers feel really comforting during the colder months, it isn’t the best choice for your skin. It strips your skin of its natural moisture, leaving it feeling dry and parched. This stands true for your feet as well. To avoid this, it’s best to take a lukewarm shower. But if it gets really cold and you need to use hot water, limit the shower time to under 10 minutes. This will prevent moisture loss and ensure minimal damage.
02. Exfoliate regularly
Since the skin on your feet is thicker than on most of your body, it ends up splitting and cracking more easily when pressure is applied. An easy way to soften the skin and prevent cracking is to exfoliate regularly. This eliminates dry and dead skin build-up, thereby ensuring that the skin on your feet remains baby soft throughout the winter months.
03. Don’t skip foot cream
Just like you apply a body lotion every single day to keep your skin soft and supple, it is important to moisturise your feet as well. Remember to apply a hydrating foot cream right after a shower, while your skin is slightly damp. This will seal the moisture into your skin. Additionally, apply the same foot cream before going to bed as well. Massage your feet post-application and cover it up with socks to wake up to baby soft feet in the morning.