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How to Heal Dry Cracked Heels

While there are many potential causes for cracked heels, dry skin is very likely to be a major contributing factor. With a little TLC, a simple combination of daily moisture and proper footwear should help to quickly alleviate cracked heels and prevent them from recurring. 

Close up of feet with smooth heels walking up brick steps

Daily Moisturizing 

  • It sounds simple, but the easiest way to fix cracked heels and proactively prevent reoccurrence is to moisturize. We recommend using a hard-working hydrator like our Walker’s Cream twice daily. To maximize efficacy, apply within 5 minutes post shower and again before bed, putting on socks after each application to lock in moisture

Targeted Treatments 

  • In addition to a good full-foot moisturizer, targeted treatments like our Cracked Heel Repair are specifically designed to repair dry, cracked heels. It smoothes away roughness, eliminates cracks and keeps heels hydrated and protected through a mix of Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Candelilla Wax and Vitamin E
  • Although it’s true that exposure to hot water can dry out the skin on our feet, a weekly epsom salt based soak can help soften the skin making it easier to gently remove excessive dead skin and prepping the foot for absorption of a moisturizing cream
    • For severe cracked heels, we do recommend gently scrubbing heels after you soak with a loofah or pumice stone to prep the skin before applying the Cracked Heel Repair

Proper Footwear 

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes and minimizing your time in backless sandals will also help you maintain smooth heels 
    • Wait until later in the day when buying new shoes, so  your feet are at their widest and most swollen state
    • Make sure to moisturize at night on the days you’ve worn sandals, flip flops or open-backed high heels