The best foot soaks for cracked heels

The best foot soaks for cracked heels (that are not Listerine)

The best foot soaks for cracked heels

There’s no doubt that you have come across many recipes and commercial foot soaks for cracked heels already. But you probably still have a lot of questions. Do any of them really work? Where do you get them? Which natural ones work? What is the best foot soaks for cracked heels?

We were wondering the same things so we scoured all of our top resources and found the following results below. But first, let’s take a look at why we love foot soaks
They are convenient.
Take little effort
Come in a variety of scents
They are an inexpensive way to help fix cracked heels.

Common ingredients in foot soak:

  • Menthol
  • Baking soda deodorizers your feet by killing the bacteria and act as an exfoliator
  • Peppermint also has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Epsom salts soften your skin
  • Tea Tree as a disinfectant, antifungal
  • Milk work great for healing irritated skin
  • Green tea is a natural moisturizer
  • Olive oil soothes itchy skin
  • Vinegar helps to soften the callouses

Most all natural DIY foot soaks and commercial foot soaks have these ingredients in them. The commercials foot soaks may also have a form of medication in them also to help a variety of ailments.

The most common DIY homemade foot soak is:

INGREDIENTS
1 cups of Epsom Salt
1 cups of Kosher Salt
1 cup Baking Soda
2-3 drops essential oil
Warm water to cover the feet to the ankle in the basin

Instructions: Mix all the together in the bowl. Let the water cool to a skin safe temperature. Soak feet 15 minutes or until water is no longer warm. Pat dry.

Take a look at our top selling foot soaks:

Epsom Salts, We love



Commercial foot soaks that are top sellers on Amazon:


Other foot soaks we love:

Once you soak your feet what do you do?

Keeping your heels smooth can be a lot more manageable than you think.  What are some of your favorite foot care products? 

What is urea and why does it work amazing on cracked skin?

What is urea and why does it work amazing on cracked skin

 

What is urea and why does it work amazing on cracked skin

Urea is a natural component of our skin’s tissues and makes up 7% of our natural moisturizing factor, which decreases with age.

 

When it is applied to the skin as a product, it penetrates the stratum corneum, where it absorbs and retains water, which increases the capacity of the skin to hold moisture and rehydrate.

 

Because urea hydrates so well it is perfect for use in cracked heels. Cracked heels are also called heel fissures. They can range from a cosmetic issue to a painful problem, depending on its severity. Heel fissures or cracked heels occur when the skin on outer edge or bottom of heel become hard, flaky and dry.

 

UREA FACTS

  • Urea is naturally produced by our skin
  • It regulates our skin’s moisture content
  • It is an essential component of our Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) regulating skin’s moisture content
  • Urea is hygroscopic, which means it is able to bind moisture on to the outermost layer of our skin
  • It’s the perfect treatment for dry skin, it has anti-itch and anti-microbial properties
  • Urea is also used for, eczema, psoriasis, corns, callus and some nail problems 
  • It is also keratolytic, meaning it breaks down the connections between dead skin cells, naturally exfoliating our skin, smoothing the surface
    Resource: http://thenakedchemist.com/what-is-urea-and-its-benefits-in-skincare/


What is urea and why does it work amazing on cracked skin

What is Urea?

The urea contained in urea cream is created synthetically in labs from ingredients such as ammonia and carbon dioxide.

 

Why are there different strengths of Urea?

Urea preparations come in several forms and strengths. Available dosage forms include cream, lotion, shampoo, gel and shower/bath washes. Strengths of urea preparations range from 3-40%. The form and strength chosen depend on the condition that is being treated and the severity of the condition.
Resource: https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/urea/

 

Get a Free Foot Soak recipe HERE!

Cautions about creams with Urea.

First, visit your family doctor for a recommendation on what type of product you should use. If they tell you to purchase something at the drug store or online you should still be cautious. Side effects that may occur include mild stinging, itching and skin rash.

 

What is the best way to use urea

File your heels gently with a good quality foot file (See recommendations)

WHAT IS UREA AND WHY DOES IT WORK AMAZING ON CRACKED SKIN

Apply urea cream 

WHAT IS UREA AND WHY DOES IT WORK AMAZING ON CRACKED SKIN

Cover with a moisture sock or heel sleeve
                                                                                What is urea and how to use it

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What is the best urea cream over the counter?

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What is your favourite cracked heel cream with Urea?

Do you ever wonder What causes cracked heels? or How paraffin helps cracked heels?

References:

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/urea/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316572.php

https://www.healthline.com/health/cracked-heel-heal

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/fashion-beauty/skincare-advice/a559966/how-to-get-rid-of-heal-cracked-heels-feet/

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The ultimate guide to footfiles- Updated

The ultimate guide to foot files

Take a look at our newly updated: The ultimate guide to foot files 

                                            

The ultimate guide to foot files was created because there are so many foot files on the market of differing size, shapes, and material. It can be difficult to choose which one is the best for you. They each work differently, but it’s mostly about preference.

  • Metal Files are manufactured from stainless steel or nickel which is strong and resistant to rusting. Some metal files come with removable footpads. These often sell for a more than other files mentioned.

  • Motorized files are the newest to the market.  They used to be used only by pedicurists
  • Foot files: Which works the best and what you need to know about choosing the perfect one for you.because they were expensive. At home, styles have become widely available and have a wide variety of options.  Make sure you read the manufacturer’s website before purchasing one.
  • Plastic files are the least expensive. Plastic files are one of the most common types available.  Grit is glued to the upper part of the file. These are usually quite flimsy and need to be replaced often. They come in many shapes and sizes.
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