Not only the face, it turns out that feet can also become dry and cracked! This condition is generally harmless but can still be very annoying and cause discomfort! But it is possible that if we don’t address it immediately, the problem of cracked feet can also be an entry point for infections and other skin problems.
Therefore, it is important to understand the causes and ways to deal with this problem. In this article, we will be discussing the causes of cracked feet, how to prevent them, as well as tips for dealing with this problem, Sereni-Trees. Be sure to check it out!
What Causes Cracked Feet?
The skin on our feet and heels can dry out or crack due to external or internal factors such as dehydration or chronic illness. Therefore, first understand what the main causes are through symptoms or our daily skincare habits. Here is an example of 8 contributing factors:
- Harsh Skincare:
The use of skincare products that contain harsh or potentially irritant ingredients can cause foot skin to become irritated and flake off.
- Dry and Cold Air:
Dry and cold environments can reduce the skin’s natural moisture levels.
- Prolonged Standing/Walking:
Activities that involve constant standing or walking can put excessive pressure on the skin of the feet. In some cases, excessive pressure from these activities can cause the skin to become dry and cracked, especially on the heels and soles of the feet.
- Lack of Moisture & Cleanliness:
When feet are not properly cared for, such as not using moisturizers or cleaning them regularly, the skin is more prone to cracking.
Loss of body fluids or dehydration can affect the overall condition of the skin, including the feet. Fluid-deprived skin will tend to become dry and prone to many other skin problems.
- Incorrect Shoe Size:
Wearing shoes that don’t fit your feet properly can cause excessive pressure or friction on the skin of your feet.
- Bathing with Hot Water:
Bathing in hot water can strip the skin of its natural moisture. Hot water strips the skin of its natural oils, leaving not only the skin on our feet, but also the rest of our body vulnerable to dryness!
- Fungal Infections and Calluses:
Fungal infections and calluses can leave the skin of the feet inflamed and dry, which can eventually lead to cracking.
Of the 8 possible causes, which one do you think you do most often? Take it easy Sereni-Trees! We can heal and prevent this cracked foot condition as long as we follow the right tips. Let’s read the next info!
Prevent & Treat Cracked Feet from Now on!
Of course solutions are important, but it’s also important to prevent cracked feet before they get worse!
The first step, we can regularly exfoliate using a scrub or pumice stone. This aims to remove dead skin cells that can cause the feet to look dull and dry. Next, make sure you use footwear that is appropriate for the size and situation. For example, if we are going to exercise, use the right sports shoes and avoid wearing high-heeled shoes too often or for too long! Inappropriate footwear will also make us uncomfortable, right?
Next on the bodycare routine, use Serenitree’s gentle and gentle Body Wash during your shower. This is especially important for those with sensitive skin or prone to irritation! You don’t want to clean your body and end up with dry skin. Make sure to apply Serenitree Body Lotion after showering to lock in moisture. This way, the skin on your feet and heels will be less prone to cracking and will slowly return to smooth, moisturized skin.
Last but not least, internal hydration must also be maintained. It’s easy, we just need to meet our body’s hydration needs by drinking at least 2 liters or 8 glasses of water every day. Easy, right?
But there is one thing we need to pay attention to, Sereni-Trees! If the condition of cracked feet and heels is getting more consistent and worse, it would be better to see a doctor immediately.
Natural Moisturizer in Serenitree Bodycare
Serenitree Bodycare has natural ingredients in each of its products. These natural ingredients have very minimal side effects on its users so that everyone can try, even pregnant women and children.
To treat dry and cracked feet, Serenitree Bodycare contains natural moisturizers such as:
- Sweet Almond Oil:
It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and antioxidants. This makes it an excellent natural moisturizing agent. Additionally, it can protect the skin from free radicals as well as being a good anti-aging agent!
- Olive Oil:
Olive oil works as a natural moisturizing agent that is rich in antioxidants. It can help protect the skin from environmental damage, maintain elasticity and keep the skin moisturized.
- Shea Butter:
Shea butter is a rich emollient that is very popular in the skincare world for its ability to moisturize and protect the skin. The vitamin A and E content in shea butter can repair and maintain the skin’s natural moisture.
- Vegetable Glycerine:
Vegetable glycerin is an effective and skin-friendly moisturizing agent. It attracts and locks moisture into the skin. Not only does it moisturize, it can also protect against infection, and accelerate wound healing!
- Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids (MCTs) and natural antioxidants. Not only the skin, this ingredient can also have a positive effect on other parts of the body such as hair.
- Sunflower Oil:
It is rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E that can moisturize the skin, treat and repair the skin barrier.
How about it, Sereni-Trees? Are you interested in trying it out? Aside from being a great product choice to prevent and treat cracked feet, Serenitree bodycare is also a key investment in skin health in the future! Surely we want our skin to stay healthy, bright and moisturized so that we are comfortable doing our activities? Not to mention the relaxing effect that we can get with various essential oils, guaranteed deh, skincare routine must be fun!
So, let’s try it out now!