Cracked Heels Treatment for Summer from Scholl

    Cracked Heels Treatment for Summer from Scholl

    02 Apr 2020

    Summer is on its way which means soon enough you will want to get your feet out in all the beautiful sandals and strappy high heels.

    Cracked Heels Treatment for Summer from Scholl

    Don’t let cracked heels take the shine off your summer

    If your heels are dry and cracked, you might be dreading getting them out for summer after months of hibernation. But don’t fear it. Scholl can help you get your feet ready for carefree summer days of fresh air and sunshine with its wide range of products, which include our Scholl Cracked Heel Repair Cream.

    Causes of cracked heels

    So what are the causes of those unsightly cracked heels? Cracked heels are usually caused by insufficient moisture.1 Regularly moisturize your feet - daily, if you can. 1

    Cracks can be made worse in many other ways, including cold weather from the seasons before summer, wearing badly fitting shoes, or even soaking in a hot bath for too long. Having diabetes can add to the problem. Aging can be a factor too, as skin loses its ability to stretch as you get older, so cracks are more common. 2

    Oils are stripped from your skin under very hot water, or when you use harsh soaps. 2 So, while regular bathing is encouraged to keep your skin clear, don’t let the water get too hot and avoid soaps with an extreme pH level. 2

    Cracked skin remedies

    There are many different home remedies that you could try to fix the problem. Try soaking your feet in warm water and lemon juice - the acidity of the lemons can be effective in softening rough skin, helping to prevent cracking. 1-3

    There are two methods you can use to treat cracked heels. Remove hard skin surrounding the cracks or rehydrate the skin. Ideally, you should do both, as these methods take care of the cause and the effect. 1-3 To reduce the mess on the floor while you try to smooth out your heels, use Scholl’s Cracked Heel Repair Cream K+.

    Scholl cracked heel repair cream

    Scholl Cracked Heel Repair Cream is clinically proven to support the natural recovery process of dry skin. It works best when applied twice a day, with visible results in just three days. It is easy to apply, non-greasy, and absorbs quickly - so you can put clothes on shortly after applying. It’s best to apply the cream at night time, just before going to bed. Putting on a pair of socks after applying will give your feet time to absorb all of the product.

    Ingredients and benefits

    1. Urea penetrates deep into the epidermis, locking moisture in and rehydrating, even through calloused skin

    2. Lanolin is a highly refined natural ingredient that not only nourishes the skin but helps it to breathe. Suitable for sensitive skin

    3. Panthenol (Vitamin B5) helps improves skin condition

    4. Bisabolol is soothing, to help reduce the discomfort of cracked heels

    5. Keratin helps the natural recovery process of the dry cracked skin.

    Source references

    1 Medical news today. Six fixes for cracked heels. Accessed November 2019. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316572.php

    2 Medical News Today. Best remedies for dry skin on the feet. Accessed November 2019. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324909.php

    3 Healthline. How to fix cracked heels at home. Accessed November 2019. https://www.healthline.com/health/cracked-heel-heal

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