How will I take care of my cracked heel?
Hello, I am 34 years old. During winter my heels become cracked. How will I take care of my cracked heel? I have tried some home remedies, but went in vain. Please recommend something effective.
@amit-r Cracked heels, also referred to as heel fissures, are a common foot condition, which can cause discomfort or even pain. They result from dry skin and are accompanied by thickened skin, plus sometimes yellow or brown calluses around the heel edge. Often, the only problem with cracked heels is their appearance. However, in some cases, the condition can be severe if the cracks become infected. Moisturizing treatments in the form of creams, lotions, and ointments can help retain moisture in the skin. This may prevent the skin from drying out and cracking. Moisturizing treatments can also help fix skin that is already cracked. Emollients penetrate the skin and reduce water loss. They fill the gaps between skin flakes, which makes the skin feel smooth, soft, and flexible. They help to reduce water loss in the skin. Humectants penetrate the outer skin layer, attract water from the air, and maintain moisture. They also help to increase the water capacity of the skin.