Cracked heels can be a problem not only in the summer when you wear sandals and the rough skin is visible, but also in the winter when every time you put on your socks or tights you release a loop. Dry skin in winter is a problem that can affect the whole body. The heels also suffer from the harsh weather conditions. Here's how to get their softness back.
Drink more water
Good hydration from the inside helps the skin fight dryness. Drinking more water and fluids can help deal with cracked heels and flaky skin in winter.
Dissolve 1 part vinegar in 2 parts lukewarm water, not hot. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. Then use a pumice stone to remove the rough skin. Apply a moisturizing cream. Do this every day.
Rough skin is made up of already dead cells. Therefore, it is important to remove them regularly. Exfoliate and use pumice stone to stimulate cell renewal on the heels and feet. This can help soften the skin in that area.
Moisturize and moisturize regularly
Using moisturizing heel creams every now and then will not solve the problem. It is important to do it every day. If the skin is very rough, apply moisturizers in the morning and evening for a better effect.
Wear cotton socks at night
After applying a deep moisturizing cream for the fifth night, put on cotton socks and wear them throughout the night. This helps the skin on the heels absorb the product you've applied well without rubbing it off, while the cotton allows the skin to breathe.
Crush 10 aspirin tablets in a basin.Add lemon juice. Stir. You will get a paste. Using a cotton pad, apply the paste to the heels. Stick a cotton pad on the heels to help the paste stay in place and work well. Put on cotton socks and leave it on overnight.
Change your bathroom habits
If you use aggressive washing products and hot water in winter, it worsens the condition of the skin and makes it even drier. Limit time spent in the bathroom and shower to 5, maximum 10 minutes. Use cooler water, not hot. Use mild detergents that do not irritate the skin. Immediately after showering, apply moisturizing products every day.