It can be hard to spot the difference but some treatments can take care of both conditions at the same time.
Dry skin affects millions of Americans. It’s caused by hot, dry climates, illnesses like diabetes, skin sensitivities to soaps and other substances and even malnutrition.
If you suffer from it, finding relief is key, especially when it comes to your feet.
There are many skin care products out there that can add moisture and cut through your discomfort. But if it isn’t actually dry skin you have and it’s something else causing your dry, cracked heels, you might not be getting the best treatment.
The fact is, when it comes to dry skin on your heels, it can be caused by one of two factors: simple drying out, or a superficial fungal infection.
Both look similar and it can be hard to tell the difference. In fact, next to impossible. Experts advise that you reach for an anti-fungal serum that you can apply daily, in order to reap the best results. This will actually treat both simple dry skin and any fungus you might have hanging on. Two birds with one stone.
And surprisingly, dermatologists say ‘no’ to filing your feet. Why? It can create micro-tears in your skin, and this ultimately makes your dryness worse.
So, grab some socks and strap on supportive shoes. Keeping your feet moisturized and covered will also help in the fight against foot cracks. For some fungus-fighting serums, click here.