Feet take a major beating. They keep us standing tall and support our entire body weight, we also put some big step numbers on them, plus workouts! It's very hard to believe that even after all this, most people don't take care of their feet.
A common foot problem is dry feet, that will cause cracked heels. Dry, cracked heels are not only ugly to look at, but they can also be a source of pain and embarrassment. Like the palms of our hands, the bottom of our feet have no oil glands which forces the feet to rely on sweat glands for hydration and keep moisturized.
Dry feet can be caused by two different conditions: the first one is lack of moisture; and the second one caused by a fungal infection on the surface of your feet. To determine which one you have just think, if you apply moisturizer to your cracked heels, does it go away and the problem gets solved? if so, you were just lacking some moisture. But if the problem keeps coming back, we can be talking about a fungal infection.
How to take care of the fungal infection?
1. Use an anti-fungal foot serum daily.
2. Use specifically formulated cleansers for feet. Soap can actually dry out your skin and make your feet worse.
3. Do not file your feet! Filing creates micro-tears in the skin which ultimately makes the dryness worse.
4. Wear sweat-wicking socks and supportive shoes.
Cracked heels is not a fun thing to have and if you suffer from any of these conditions, your feet should be on your list of priorities.
- Flat feet
- Athlete's foot
- Fungal infections
- Heel spurs
- Sjögren's syndrome
- Juvenile plantar dermatosis
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