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Caring for cracked heels and dry skin

Caring for cracked heels and dry skin

When your feet feel good, you feel good. Which is why it’s so important to have smooth, healthy skin. Your skin is like a shield, but when dry skin and cracks begin to appear it can’t do its job properly.

What are cracked heels?

Cracks begin when tiny splits occur in dry, damaged skin. At first, your heel may feel tight when you’re standing for long periods. The next signs are often intense dryness, itching and tenderness. Finally, your skin may turn yellow or brown and feel hard to the touch. Cracked heels may seem like nothing more than a nuisance, but over time they can become more and more painful until it hurts just to walk. In advanced stages heels may be so dry that they turn white, yellowish and begin to flake. Cracks can deepen and may even bleed and become infected with bacteria.

What causes cracked heels?

At its simplest, dry skin causes cracked heels. Dehydration is one of the biggest causes of cracked skin. Once moisture is lost your feet start to produce thick areas of rough skin as a form of protection. Other factors include:
  • Obesity, diabetes, and hypothyroidism
  • Chronic skin conditions like psoriasis
  • Dry indoor heating or exposure to cold weather
  • Problems with pronation of the foot

Luckily, with over 100 years of foot care experience, we have just the products you need to treat cracked heels and dry skin.

Moisturise and File

Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to help cracked heels and dry skin - and the results can be quite quick. The first step is to moisturise them with Scholl’s Cracked Heel Repair Balm Active Repair K+™. This clinically proven cream moisturises the skin and provides 'active' skin repair for rough, dry cracked heels. It provides fast-acting skin repair to help visibly improve the appearance of rough, dry and cracked heels in as quickly as 1 day.

Once all visible cracks are gone, it’s time to start your filing routine. Regularly using the Scholl Dual Action Foot File will remove dry, hard or even rough skin and buff it smooth - leaving your heels and feet feeling soft.

And once you’ve got your heels back to feeling and looking good it’s easy to keep them that way.

Simple tips to keep your heels healthy

  1. Once you’ve moisturised your heels with Scholl Cracked Heel Repair Balm: Active Repair K+, stop them from getting dry again by regularly moisturising with Scholl Expert Care Dry Skin Moisturising Cream
  2. File your feet regularly to remove hard, dead skin using Scholl’s Dual Action Foot File
  3. Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes.

Say goodbye to cracked heels and Feel Foot-tastic™

So, as you can see there’s no need to suffer from cracked heels and dry skin. Using our Cracked Heel Repair Balm: Active Repair K+ and Dual Action Foot File and Hard Skin Remover, you could be enjoying soft smooth heels in days. All ready for you to show off this summer. If you have Diabetes and cracked heels, please speak to your podiatrist before using any Scholl products as part of your regime.

Feel Foot-tastic™ with our Cracked Heel Repair Balm: Active Repair K+ and Dual Action Foot File & Hard Skin Remover.



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