Imagine putting more pressure on a tender, succulent peach, it is likely to expand sideways and split. Our heels are just the same. We move from point A to point B with our legs daily but it is our heels that carry the weight of our bodies. However, it does not stop there, what about the extra weight we carry such as our bags, laundry, groceries and the likes? In the end, all of these pressures will fall on our heels. “If you have too much friction or sliding on skin that is thick, eventually the layers will split,” according to Jacqueline Sutera, a New York City podiatrist.
However, are we doing anything to protect our heels? Most of us would wait for the situation to deteriorate before starting to take any action although we know very well that painful and sore heels would be detrimental to our daily lives.
If you are suffering from cracked heels or have started to feel soreness from your heels while you are walking or even sitting down, please do not wait any longer to “heel” the pain instantly. There are many ways to revive your heels: Some even seek for home remedies such as restorative papaya cream, banana avocado cream, natural oat exfoliant, oil treatment which might be too rich and too oily for one’s liking.
There are four main steps to “heel” the pain right away: Soften callouses the right way. Many are using pumice stone to remove the layer of dead skin but scrubbing too aggressively can split the skin even further and worsen your cracked heels. The trick is to just slough of the top layers of dead skin without harming your inner layer if healthy skin. Do not exfoliate more than three times a week.
Secondly, choose the right cracked heel cream and not a lotion. Make sure your feet are clean and dry before massaging the cream onto your feet twice a day, especially on the days after you have exfoliated your feet. The next step is to lock the moisture with a pair of socks lined with silicone or regular socks before hitting the sack. Finally, wearing shoes with proper back would also help with protecting your heels. But the most important thing is to wear suitable and comfortable shoes for the right occasions. For instance, wear sports shoes with socks if you know you are going for activities such as jungle trekking and avoid wearing high heels for long hours. If you know you have to wear heels for a long time, wear them with heels pads or gel insoles or choose a pair which provides optimal comfort.
There are many non-surgical treatment and prevention for cracked heels and what topped the list is undoubtedly topical creams. It is documented and proven to be the best skin care treatment. Scientific research has shown that creams with urea, alpha-hydroxy acids, saccharide isomerate and petroleum jelly are effective to cure cracked heels.
Therefore, it is wisest to choose Ellgy Plus Cracked Heal Cream and Ellgy Plus D Factor, which contain Saccharide Isomerate and Portulaca Extract that are not found in most of the other creams. These ingredients work hand-in-hand to cure your cracked heels in no time. They work beautifully to bind water to your skin and cannot be washed out easily.
Now you have learnt how to maintain and cure your sore heels, let’s start your healthy heel regime today and do not wait until it is too late. Apart from #prettyheels and #OOTD, let #protectyourheels to be one of your daily mottos from now on.