Need to know: Dry, cracked heels

Dry and cracked heels can cause carnage in wintertime and are not only uncomfortable and sore, but they can also make our clients feel pretty self-conscious when the weather warms up and it’s time to get their heels out again.

Like most simple foot problems, prevention is the best cure, and it is a good idea to act fast when you see cracks appearing so that they do not get bad.  Follow our steps below for soft heels you can be proud of

Buy (and regularly use!) heel balm or thick moisturizer

We recommend adding this into your shower routine, and applying once you are done lathering up.  You can also pop socks on over the balm or cream for a deep conditioning treatment; this works best overnight when your feet are rested and you wont be tempted to pull your socks off!

Look for creams that have salicylic acid or alpha-hydroxy acids in them for the best prevention from cracked heels. Some natural alternatives include honey and olive or coconut oil.

Give your feet a decent clean

Soaking and exfoliating is great way to get rid of dry skin. Soak feet in lukewarm water for 20 mintues (add a little vinegar to help speed the process up!) then use a foot scrubber or pumice stone to scrub off any dead skin, pat feet dry and lather on a thick cream. Repeat bi-weekly or weekly for best results.

Come in for a treatment

At Better Steps, we think a medicure is the perfect preventative for cracked heels. Jessica is the master of the medicure. During this process, we will assess any issues, trim, shape, file and buff your nails, remove any hard skin and smooth out the rough stuff, apply a exfoliating masque, a hot towel compress and a nail oil treatment, plus give you a foot and leg massage to have you feeling pampered. We also treat cracked heels for $55!

Sounds good, right? Book online at one of our five locations now!