Crack in the Feet, What to Do?

The crack in the feet arises when the skin is very dry and, by this, ends up breaking with the weight of the body and the small pressures of day-to-day, as running for the bus or climb stairs, for example.

So, the best way to avoid skin smudge with cracks in the heels consists, mainly, in keeping the feet well hydrated, passing cream at least 1 time per day.

However, for those who already have the foot dry and cracked, there is a ritual of care that leaves the skin again silky and soft, allowing you to use sandals and slippers without shame.

Ritual treatment homemade

This ritual treatment for cracked feet should be done at least 2 times a week or every day, during periods in which the feet are very dry.

1. Make a scalding feet moisturizer

The first step is to make a scalding feet, to soften the skin and open the pores, allowing the moisturizing cream to be well absorbed by all skin layers.

To make the scalding feet should be:

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  1. Put a little warm water inside a bowluntil it reaches the height of 8 to 10 cm, or a height that allows you to immerse the whole foot in the water;
  2. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of cream moisturizer, depending on the amount of water;
  3. Mix well the cream in the water, to completely dissolve;
  4. Soak your feet for 5 to 10 minutes, to ensure that the skin stays soft and absorbs the cream.

Ideally, the scalding feet should not be done with very hot water, nor without the moisturizer, since it will open and assault the pores and can leave the skin more dry.

2. Dry the feet properly

After finishing the scalding feet is very important to dry well the skin, to prevent the growth of fungi, especially between the toes. However, you should avoid rubbing the towel on the skin, because this action leaves the skin more irritated and contributes to the increase of the dryness.

Thus, the ideal is to dry the skin with gentle pressure on the skin, to remove the excess water, and then leave the feet in the open air for 2 minutes for it to dry completely.

3. Remove excess skin with an emery paper

This step of the ritual is optional and, generally, should only be done when there are no cracks, but the skin is still thick and dry. In these cases, after drying the foot with the towel, but before leaving it to dry in the open air, you should use a sandpaper feet, or pumice, for example, to make light movements over the heel and remove the excess dead skin.

This technique can also be done in other drier regions of the foot, such as the side of the big toe. After, you can go to foot again by warm water, or remove the skin came off, using a towel, for example.

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4. Pass a moisturizing cream

When the foot is already completely dry, you should spend a little bit of moisturizing cream to close the pores and stop the hydration of the skin. How much thicker is the cream, the greater will be the degree of hydration, but the choice can be made according to the preferences of each person.

In case you have a moisturizing cream of the most common, here’s a recipe to make a cream super moisturizing and suitable for cracked feet.

After you pass the cream, you should wear a sock to ensure it is not withdrawn by the footwear and that is completely absorbed by the skin. In addition, the sock helps your foot not slip, avoiding possible falls. A good option is to do the ritual before sleep, to keep the socks for a few hours and without the pressure of the shoe.

The main causes of the foot cracked

The main cause of the foot cracked is the lack of hydration that leaves the skin less flexible and more easy to break. However, there are some factors that contribute to loss of hydration, such as:

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  • Walk for a long time barefoot;
  • Often use sandals and slippers;
  • Being overweight;
  • Take a bath with very hot water.

Besides, who does not drink the amount of water needed during the day also has a drier skin and, therefore, have higher chances of staying with the feet to quickly dry. See how to calculate the amount of water you should drink per day, to ensure a healthier body.

Who has these risk factors should pass on moisturizer, at least, 1 time per day, after bathing or before bedtime, for example, to ensure that the skin is well hydrated and that you do not run the risk of break during the day-to-day.