Dry and cracked heels is a very common condition especially if you are on your feet for most of the day or tend to neglect caring for your feet.

Skin conditions such as eczema and athlete’s foot can also lead to the development of dry heels. People who are obese are also prone to cracked heels as there will be an increased amount of pressure on their heels.

Here are three simple and easy ways in which you can take care of your feet and help prevent dry and cracked heels from developing.

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Soak your feet

After a long day of being on your feet, give your feet some tender loving care by soaking them in lukewarm water. Exfoliate and rinse thereafter. Pat dry and moisturise thoroughly. Relax and avoid placing any further pressure on your feet. Allow a crack some time to heal and repair itself.

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