Wellbeing

AWhen the skin on your feet becomes dry, it cracks. Cracked heels need moisturising agents to prevent pain, bleeding and infection. The first step is to soak your feet everyday in lukewarm water that is mixed with a little salt. Honey is also a natural antiseptic and is a safe cure for cracked or bleeding skin. Be careful not to use a pumice stone too vigorously on your cracked feet. Dry your feet well. Pay close attention to the skin in between the toes. If this area is not dried properly, it can create a breeding ground for bacteria and lead to infection. Apply a foot cream, a lotion or even an ointment to soothe, hydrate and repair the skin tissue of the feet. Try applying petroleum jelly on the cracked area. It may take a while to be absorbed but the jelly is a good way to restore the moisture in cracked heels. Try the routine at night before bed, slip on some comfy socks and let it soak in overnight while you are asleep. Drink lots of water to help rehydrate your skin. This can heal those cracked heels. Cracked heels are definitely a pain but with some extra effort and some pampering, you can get them cleared up in no time.  
 
Dr Vandana Jayaprakash

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