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    Default Cracked heels help!

    Feeling like such an old lady! Each winter my heels get worse. Now they so badly cracked they are split and painful

    Hit me with your tips and treatments! Do they ever completely heal? What about shoes/socks?

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    Subbing. I get this too from time to time.

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    Have you tried eulactol heel balm? I think it's lanolin based. You put it on at night and go to bed with socks on and it softens the skin up. Worth a shot?

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    This is what I do

    In the evening, sit with your feet in a bath of warm water for ten minutes and then exfoliate them with a pumice stone.

    Dry your feet and apply a thick layer of Eulactol Heel Balm, and cover with socks for the night.

    I repeat that for about 3 days, then every night for a week after that I apply a thin layer of the heel balm with socks, but I don't do the foot bath.

    I have noticed a HUGE improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Have you tried eulactol heel balm? I think it's lanolin based. You put it on at night and go to bed with socks on and it softens the skin up. Worth a shot?

    Lol, great idea! Great minds think alike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Lol, great idea! Great minds think alike
    Indeed 😉

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    Those little fish they have in Thailand! I got brave and had them eat my feet and they were smooth for months, I wish they had them at my local shops.

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    Visit a podiatrist. They'll get rid of the dead skin and you'll feel 100% better straight away. It's worth the $80 or whatever they charge. Then use a foot cream to help maintain it.

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    I have a friend who runs a nail business. I asked her about this years ago and her method works for me.

    Don't spend all day every day in flats, especially not thongs. Women who wear heels more get cracked heels less apparently.

    Don't try to remove all the dead skin at once. Every day in the shower give heels a quick rub with a pumice (I use one of those flat wooden things with the sandpaper on each side). Takes about a month but then they are awesome and a rub over in the shower once a week is enough to maintain.

    I also do the mousturise (usually almond hand cream) and socks to bed every now and then. Mostly just because it feels nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawaii View Post
    Visit a podiatrist. They'll get rid of the dead skin and you'll feel 100% better straight away. It's worth the $80 or whatever they charge. Then use a foot cream to help maintain it.
    This! It's amazing after a proper clean up by a podiatrist. I have old lady heels - so gross but one session and they are good as new 😀

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