Cracked, dry heels are a problem of many people,especially women. They are usually a result of a hight pressure and uncomfortable shoes resulting as a very dry foot skin and painful feeling. When it comes to a dry skin problem you can simply use commercial moisturizer. However, the cracked heels case require a little bit different approach. It is a lot more difficult to restore a damaged heel skin, because the skin on the heels may have calluses and may crack from the excessive dryness.
Being aware of that cleaners Canary Wharf provide the following tips on how to clean your cracked heels in order to heal them:
As a start dip your feet in a large bowl of warm water with two or three drops of moisturizing soap in it. Stay like that for least 20 minutes. By doing that you will soften your heels and prepare them for the rest of the procedure.
When you estimate take out your feet and dry them.
Then take a clean pumice stone and moisten it. Start rubbing the pumice, working in a circular motion. The pumice will help to eliminate calluses and rough patches on your heels. Still, you should be careful while using it. Do not apply too much of pressure as that can cause sores on your heels. That will covert each step in a real torture.
Next, apply a moisturizing cream to the foot area. Any type of oil-based body moisturizer is suitable for such treatment so feel free to purchase the one that seems the best for you.
After that cover the dry, cracked areas of the heels with petroleum jelly. In that way you will seal in moisture from the cream that you’ve applied previously.
To finish just put on a soft pair of socks on and let the petroleum jelly to sink in. Cleaners Canary Wharf explain that the heat that the socks will create will maximize the penetration of the moisturizer.