Its that time of the year when the weather can be quite harsh on your skin, most especially your heels due to how dry the weather is. Apart from the dry season, chapped heels can also be caused by a variety of things, including dry air, exposure to harsh chemicals, prolonged standing, wearing ill-fitting shoes, and not exfoliating or moisturizing your feet. Here are some measures to take to avoid chapped heels.
Choose shoes that fit properly and offer plenty of support. Avoid wearing open-backed shoes or sandals that rub against your heels and cause chafing.
Dryness is the main cause of chapped heels, so moisturizing your feet with a rich cream or lotion can help. Apply after bathing and massaging the moisturizer into your feet can help promote circulation. Try Our SKIN NOURISHING BODY LOTION to help you achieve soft and supple skin all day long.
Wearing socks to bed and with shoes can help protect your feet from developing chapped heels. Make sure to wear socks made of cotton or wool to absorb sweat and keep feet dry.
Use a pumice stone or gentle foot scrub to remove dead skin cells from your feet. Doing this regularly can help reduce the risk of chapped heels. To further exfoliate, we recommend using our MINT SUGAR BODY SCRUB, a natural exfoliator that gently removes dead skin cells, dust, oils and daily residue, letting the body breathe free for a natural and healthy look.
Soaking your feet in warm water for 15-20 minutes can help soften the hard skin on the bottoms of your feet. Adding a few drops of essential oils, such as lavender or tea tree, can help soothe skin and promote healing.
We also recommend visiting our spa to get feet and general body massage/treatment as this will help improve your mind and body in general. Schedule your next appointment here.