How to get your feet sandal-ready
Spring is officially here. While we may still be seeing a few cold and rainy days, temperatures will soon rise and before you know it, open-toe shoes will replace chunky, heavy boots in our daily wardrobe.
Chances are, the recent cold and windy winter weather has left your soles and heels looking a little on the dry side. Possibly even a little cracked. And that sort of thing can’t exactly be fixed completely in a day (if only), which is why now – the changeover period – is the perfect time to start getting those feet of yours prepped and ready for sandal season.
So where do you even start with this heel makeover? Tending to your feet with a nourishing and skin-softening lotion daily will do the trick. But according to Amit Saha, group technical manager at LaCorium Health, regular hand and body moisturisers aren’t concentrated enough to treat dry and cracked heels. Generally speaking, most lotions don’t contain urea, a hard-working ingredient that breaks down thick and hardened skin to leave skin softer and smoother, which makes it perfect for your feet.
Dermal Therapy Platinum Heel Balm™ not only contains skin-softening urea, but it contains 30 per cent of it – that’s more than most heel balms on the market. And the urea in the non-greasy and highly concentrated formula works to get your heels in tip-top shape in four ways: it exfoliates your skin to get rid of dead skin cells; it helps promote water retention in the deeper layers of your skin; it decreases trans-epidermal water loss; and it allows the nine moisturising emollients in the balm to penetrate the skin more effectively to bring more moisture to the surface. Which basically means you can say bye-bye dry heels, and hello to silky smooth feet.
Take a look at what daily use of Dermal Therapy Platinum Heel Balm™ can do for your feet in just two weeks:
Oh, and you might want to keep some of the balm on hand once you do start wearing those summer sandals. Both sandals and thongs allow the fat under your heels to expand sideways and increase the pressure in your heels, which can cause your skin to crack. Regular application of the intensely moisturing formula will ensure your feet will look,and feel, good all summer long.
Do you suffer from dry, cracked heels? How have you started preparing for spring and summer?
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