Seasonal temperatures can make your skin dry, especially on your feet. Dry heels crack and can fracture into deep cuts or fissures that can cause pain or invite infection. Psoriasis, eczema, and age are also contributing factors to dry skin that can result in cracking. This condition can cause wounds that can be easily infected if not treated, and if you have a compromised immune system or diabetes, that infection can lead to a serious health risk.
Keeping your feet moisturized if the first and best defense against dry skin and cracked heels. Head to PediFix.com on the best product solutions for dry skin and heels.
Wash your feet and moisturize them regularly to maintain healthy skin and heels. Exfoliants with urea have been known to help moisture permeate the skin and moisturize accordingly. Podiatrists’ Choice® Callus Control Cream™ (#P3310) hydrates and exfoliates in one step with this extra-strength formula. Urea penetrates calluses and thick, hard skin to produce soft, smooth feet that look and feel healthy.
Using a foot file on your feet after showering can help you avoid thick calluses or cracks on the feet. Pedi-Quick® 2-Sided Foot File (#P3020) offers two different emery surfaces — one fine and one coarse — gently smooth rough, dry or hardened skin. Works great on corns, calluses, and heels. Ergonomically-designed, non-slip handle provides precise control. Great for smoothing and maintaining healthy heels.
Visco-GEL® Heel-So-Smooth® Heel Sleeves (#P800) are a unique way to treat your heels daily and keep up a moisturizing routine. They are lined with Visco-GEL® that releases vitamin E-enriched mineral oil onto the skin surface to help soften and moisturize rough, dry, cracked heels. Improvement is noticeable after just a few hours. Typically worn while resting, or overnight. Apply moisturizing creams to heels before use for even faster results —1 pair. If you have diabetes or poor circulation, consult your physician before using. If numbness, discoloration, irritation, or additional pain occurs, discontinue use immediately. If symptoms persist, revisit a foot specialist.
If you have questions about dry heel products from PediFix, please reach out to us at Pedifix.com or by phone at 1-800-PEDIFIX (733-4349) to speak directly to a product specialist today.
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