Jericho Dead Sea Skin Care Blog

How to Use Foot Cream for Cracked Heels

Posted by Sarah Gershon on Tue, Mar 01, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

If you have dry feet, you are probably wondering what the best cracked heel treatment would be to help you overcome this common ailment. Cracked heels are not a dangerous condition, but it sure can cause pain, bleeding and sometimes even infection. So why suffer from cracked heels when you can use foot cream to treat it and prevent cracked heels in the first place?

Cracked heels Cream

The best cracked heel treatment is very simple: always keep your feet moisturized. By using a rich Dead Sea foot cream, you will nourish your skin with vital minerals while keeping the skin deeply moisturized. Regular lotions may sometime worsen this issue since they may contain alcohol, which makes skin even more dry.

Here is Jericho Skincare’s best cracked heel treatment for smooth, silky-looking feet:

  1. Soak your feet in lukewarm water for a few minutes (the water should be warm enough in order to get the skin to soften but not too warm to dehydrate it).
  2. Use a pumice or sand stone to file hard, dry skin, while skin is still wet. Go over all the hardened areas, including the heels and the big toe, but make sure to do it gently and don't overdo it; dry skin may easily bleed and it can be very painful…
  3. Now pat your skin dry and use a Dead Sea foot scrub. This scrub can be achieved by an aromatic body scrub, cocoa scrub, or a rich salt scrub. All products will clear the skins’ surface of any dead skin cells and achieve an even appearance to the skin. Rinse well and towel dry all moisture from your skin.
  4. Now rub Dead Sea foot cream all over your feet and ankles. If your feet are exceptionally dry, use rich body butter. After your feet have absorbed the foot cream, put some cotton socks on. This will help your skin maintain the moisture and seal in all the Dead Sea minerals and vitamins your skin needs.

We recommend doing this cracked heel treatment at night before you go to bed. By doing this, your feet will have a chance to rest, and the foot cream can be easily absorbed into the cracked heels, all while you sleep.

The winter time is when cracked heels mostly occur, so make sure to give yourself a cracked heel treatment once a week to keep your feet looking smooth, silky, and healthy.

Topics: dry skin, cracked heels, foot cream