What Causes Cracked Heels?

Cracked heels or heel fissures are formed over a period of time and usually without much of our awareness as they are not hardly noticeable.  However, it has become a rising issue nowadays as 4 out of 10 people suffer from dry, cracked heels.

So what gives cracked heels?
Unlike some of the illnesses and diseases, which are caused through the intake of food, a heel fissure is considered as an environmental-related disease. For instance, white collar workers who usually work in an office/ cubicle with excessive air conditioning could welcome dehydrated skin. The situation could exacerbate to chapped skin/lips and cracked heels.  When we are out and about, we are always in constant contact with dust and haze, which would cause more damage to our skin. Staying at home does not mean that you are completely free from skin damaging radicals. The usage of corrosive substances such as detergent, bleach, soap and solvent when doing laundry or cleaning the floor could cause cracked heels too.

It has been proven by scientists that stilettos do make girls look better as compared with flats. However, wearing heels causes us pain in the forms of blisters, bunions and most of the time, cracked heels. This is due to pressure and friction caused when we walk with heels as heels provide no support to hold the fat pad under the foot. For some ladies, there are times that we are required to stand for a long period of time while working and that would put more pressure on your heels and could only cause more discomfort.

Moreover, our skin sags and lost its elasticity as we age, which is one of the factors that could cause cracked heels. On top of that, diabetic patients, dialysis patients and patients with eczema are more prone to get cracked heels too.

Just like wings are built for birds to fly; wheels are for cars to travel; our legs give us the convenience to move about. If we do not have a pair of healthy heels, it will create a huge disruption in our day to day life. Therefore, it is utmost important to have a pair of healthy heels for us to move to multiple places every day.

To maintain a pair of healthy heels, we must understand the difference between the skin on our feet and other parts of our body. The skin on our feet has no oil glands, which causes dry skin. Therefore, cracked heels are easily formed after a day of excessive walking or running. However, many of us do not pay much attention on cracked heels as they are hardly noticeable. We may feel a little bit of pressure or soreness on our heels every now and then and if we choose to ignore it, the skin on your heels will start to peel, or even worse, cracked and bleed.

Ellgy Plus cracked heel cream is proven to be effective to treat cracked heels with visible results seen after 3 days. Follow the instructions as follows and you will regain your baby smooth feet in no time: Exfoliate your feet twice a week to remove the thick, dry skin from your heels by using a wet pumice stone. Pat your feet dry before applying Ellgy Plus cracked heel cream. Continue treatment to sustain a pair of well-moisturised heels even though the cracks of your feet have healed.