I know many people suffer from dry & cracked feet, especially in summer. This is because we are tougher on our feet, and our skin is more exposed to the elements. Try this at-home treatment to heal and prevent cracked, dry feet. Remember: Wet the skin, and lock it in!
Your At-Home Treatment
Do this before bed, then put on some cotton socks - your feet will still feel blissful in the morning!
As always, prevention is the best cure - use your moisturiser every day, especially after a shower.
Get regular pedicures. If your feet/heels are cracked and dry, then try the full steps below every day for a week, then 2-3 times a week for maintenance (the days in between just soaking and moisturising) over the summer period.
Soak your feet in warm water for 10 min.
Over wet skin, massage honey into any rough or cracked places. Honey has amazing healing properties.
Add a little bit of the warm water for more slip - keep massaging.
Massage in a little more honey, then a little more water - do this 3 times before rinsing off in warm water.
Apply Janesce Calendula Cream to your damp skin, to lock in the moisture. Bring it right up to your knees, they’ll feel great!
If your skin is cracked to the point it is painful and/or bleeding, you can do the same routine - but instead use the Calendula Concentrate (with a dropper) to the skin before applying your moisturiser. If it’s too sore to even touch, then soak, calendula concentrate and spray with Soothing Mist until you are able to touch it.
The calendula herb is Nature’s Healer. The calendula concentrate will heal the skin very fast, so only use it on clean skin, where there is no infection. Otherwise it can heal over the top and trap it in!
Why is Hydration Important to Prevent Cracked Heels?
Hydrated skin is soft and supple skin. Dehydrated skin can give you dry, cracked and sensitive skin. Once your feet have been soaked and hydrated, it is especially important to apply a good foot cream that will LOCK the water in. If you’re new here and you don’t know the why and how of Skin Soaking and Skin Hydration, Read: The second thing you need to know about skin care. The Janesce Calendula Cream is the best option for healing the skin, a small amount goes a long way.