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    Default Cracked Heels :(

    I have a serious problem with cracked heels, its getting to the point where my heels hurt when I walk and theyre just embarressing and seriously gross now DH has even commented about how awful they are

    So what helps?!? Is it as easy as moisturising every night or are there awesome products out there that you use that are specific to cracked heels? Any tip would be greatly appreciated! TIA

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    If you can, get a pedicure. They'll get rid of all the rough skin and make them look 'pretty'. It's quite gross though watching them slough off all your dead skin
    I also sometimes use eulactol heel balm, rub into heels and feet after shower and then put socks on overnight. Really softens them up!

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    I go to a podiatrist regularly and get them shaved. Gross. But effective. Keep moisturizing after they're done and they should stay good for a while.

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    Yep, Eulactol balm is great, or any brand that contains urea.

    I give myself a pedicure every week with a Manicare corn plane, it's the same as the blade they use for spa pedicures. You have to be really careful, but it's a much cheaper option for professional results.
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    I am really prone to cracked heels, they get so bad that they crack and bleed even if i use body moisturiser on them every day. They got to the point where they were SO painful and my mum bought me this cream. Its actually for hands, but it fixed my feet within a week, was amazing! Its called "tough hands, by du'it". Its in a bright yellow and blue tube, i think she got it from price line or the chemist? I just put it on in the morning before work, when i got home if i remembered and then smothered them at night before bed. Magic stuff.

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    Remove as much deadskin as you can while your in the shower and your skin is soft - use a pumice stone(or similar). It will also help to exfoliate, but make sure you buy one(or make one yourself) especially for feet as they are much stronger then usual body scrubs/exfoliaters. Before bed moisturise(thickly) and pop some socks on and leave them on over night. Honestly you will notice a huge difference within a week. I'm prone to really bad cracked feet because I don't wear proper supportive shoes (live in thongs and wear barefeet around the house) during winter it gets much worse and some of the cracks go really deep and it stings/hurts so much because the cracks are so deep they have gone beyond deadskin and cut into my flesh. I know there are several types of creams that are meant to help that you can get in a chemist but none of them really worked for me.

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    I have the same problem. I'm making an appointment with a podiatrist tomorrow! Never been before but I think it will be worth it.

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    Yep exactly what milktini said. I use eulactol gold every night and morning on my feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenga View Post
    I have the same problem. I'm making an appointment with a podiatrist tomorrow! Never been before but I think it will be worth it.
    Very worth it!

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    There's a foot mask you can get at priceline called 'milky feet' its good but its gross as it makes your feet peel but all the dry cracked skin softens and comes off too. Best time of year to do it is winter so you can wear socks and nobody has to see your peeling feet.lol.


 

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