Cracked heels can be painful. And dry feet can lead to more serious health issues if they’re not addressed quickly.
Here are a few quick tips to help:
1. Dry Between the Toes: The area between your toes can develop fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, which makes it essential to keep that area dry at all times.
2. Cotton Socks: Socks help protect your feet and legs from contact with dirt and bacteria. Make sure that socks are clean and made of breathable material.
3. Honey and Water: Try a warm water foot soak with honey—which contains antiseptic properties—to help to wash away dirt and dead skin cells. Soak, scrub, then apply a thick layer of healthy moisturizing foot care cream.
4. Foot Care Cream: Natural foot creams with healthy ingredients can help to keep your feet soft and moisturized, especially during the cold winter months. Look for those with mint for freshness, and tea tree oil, which has anti-fungal properties.
5. Smart Footwear: Do your shoes have room for fresh air? High heels are chic, but not always great for foot health. Wear shoes that have room for fresh air to circulate. This not only keeps them from smelling bad, it can help prevent fungal infections.
Remember: We’re here at Foot Solutions to help you have the healthiest, happiest feet possible. If you haven’t had our FREE Holistic Foot Analysis—or if it’s been a while since we’ve checked out your feet – now is the time to stop by!