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 Post subject: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:24 am 
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Appealing subject line, I know. Does anyone have any suggestions for lotions and potions for cracked heels? Pumicing and normal moisturizing aren't cutting it for me, and between exercise, swimming in chlorine, living in the desert, and walking around barefoot pretty much whenever possible, well, my feet look it.


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 Post subject: Re: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:09 am 
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My husband uses something called pretty feet. I'm not sure if the company is vegan friendly but it works really well.

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 Post subject: Re: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:16 am 
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Himalaya and other Ayurvedic lines sell a cream called (with some variation) 'cracked' which is meant for exactly your problem. I used it extensively when I lived in India. Himalaya should be available in the US. Maybe some other brands as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:26 pm 
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Ahava Mineral Foot Cream has worked wonders for me. I find that a little of it goes a long way. The second most effective lotion I've tried is Nature's Gate Skin Therapy. I use both of those on a regular basis and love them.


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 Post subject: Re: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:20 pm 
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Superdrug 'cracked heel repair cream' promises visible results in three days. You're supposed to put it on twice a day. It seems to be helping my feet, but they hadn't got to the stage of cracking yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:36 pm 
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During the winter, I made my own whipped body butter and it made a huge difference in the condition of my feet.

http://wellnessmama.com/6544/whipped-body-butter/

If you don't want to DIY, look in your local health food store for a local brand.

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 Post subject: Re: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:43 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm so lost trying to find vegan personal care products! Food ingredients I can handle deciperhing. Lotions on the other hand, I'm so overwhelmed unless I know the brand itself is vegan.


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 Post subject: Re: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:32 pm 
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So glad you started this thread. I've developed cracks on one heel the past two summers. I'm a total no-maintenance kind of gal (never had this issue before 40) so please excuse the dumb question - once you get the cream, what is the best way to take care of it? Like do you put it on before bed, and wear a sock or something? Do you pumice first, then cream? When is the best time to pumice (before or after shower?) How often? Just any kinds of tips about your healthy foot rituals would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:11 pm 
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Hi aubade, generally I think these creams tell you to use twice a day (recommendations will be on the bottle - I ordered the Ahava stuff Book Luster recommends until I get the motivation to make my own, so we'll see if there are any "special" instructions). So for twice a day I would use after showering in the morning and then right before bed. Right now where I live its 110 degrees, so there is no way in hell I'm wearing socks to bed :) I'll just apply and let it soak in before going to sleep. However, when I lived in Chicago, I would absolutely put socks on because it seemed to help it soak in better.
I generally pumice while in the shower and then would apply the cream after. I try to do a light pumice every day.


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 Post subject: Re: Cracked heels
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:42 pm 
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emmalv, I hope you like the Ahava!

aubade, I don't follow much of a strict routine. I sporadically buff and pumice. The buffer (at least I think that's what it's called) I use on dry feet just before showering. It's the black, sandpapery, looking thing. Clearly not an expert here! Then in the shower (again when I think of it), I pumice. I use the lotion after showering, no socks.


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