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Model and television presenter Abbey Clancy has the best celebrity legs according to a survey of 2,000 British women. With summer fast approaching, it has been discovered that almost half of women cover up their legs and feet during the warm months due to hairy legs and a lacking tan; nearly half were self-conscious over having hard skin on their feet and cracked heels.
Clancy says, “I know I tend to hide in a pair of skinny jeans and ballet pumps when I’ve neglected my legs and feet. However, I get the most compliments and feel best about myself when I have taken the time to ensure my legs are smooth and hair-free and that my feet are well cared for.”
Cracked heels can occur when you neglect careful care of your feet. If you suffer from cracked heels, speak with podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can attend to any of your foot and ankle concerns.
The Truth about Cracked Heels
Cracked heels are unappealing, and make it harder for you walk around in sandals. Not only may they look bad, but they can also tear stockings, socks, and wear out your shoes. There are several methods to help restore a cracked heel and prevent further damage.
How do you get them?
Dry skin is the number one culprit in creating cracked heels. Many athletes, walkers, joggers, and even swimmers suffer from cracked heels. Age and skin oil production play a role to getting cracked heels as well.
Over the counter medicines can help, especially for those that need instant relief, or who suffer from chronic dry feet.
Wear Socks– wearing socks with medicated creams, helps lock in moisture so it can stay on longer.
Moisturizers– applying it both day and night will help alleviate dryness which causes cracking.
Pumice Stones– these remove dead skin, and then you can massage cream onto your foot. This way the cream will be absorbed. The skin needs to be exfoliated; therefore the outer layer dead skin needs removal.
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