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Horrid dry cracked heels

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fizzbuzz · 05/05/2007 16:54

Have been using cracked heel cream, and loads of moisturiser, and they still look awful.

Huge crevices that look grey in colour. Gross! How do I get rid of them?

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fruittea · 05/05/2007 16:56

You need to file them regularly too - a Scholl foot file works well for me. Keep up the moisturising and it should help. Flexitol is great.

Taylormama · 05/05/2007 16:57

have you tried exfoliating as well - got my revolting feet out of my UGGS at the end of winter and was shocked
Have found great products - scholl shower exfoliator followed by a cream which comes with really attractive socks to wear - i have been using it for 3 days and my feet are looking much better ...

TinyGang · 05/05/2007 17:04

You must use this

It is brilliant. I would like to take the credit for it but Tutter recomended it a few weeks ago and I bought one out of curiosity. By god she wasn't wrong! (Thank you Tutter!)

fizzbuzz · 05/05/2007 17:04

Can you use that shower exfoliator stuff in bath? I prefer baths to showers. Why do you have to wear sock things? Is it to encourage moisture to really sink into skin.

Have got flexitol, but, how long does filing take? Have about 3 spare minutes a day

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Taylormama · 05/05/2007 17:05

you can use the exfoliator in the bath - the socks are to make sure that the cream sinks in. The cream is definitely thicker than other foot creams i have used

fruittea · 05/05/2007 17:06

Doesn't take that long - it's just like a big plastic emery board thingy. I just shove a bit of shower gel on it and have a quick scrub at the end of my shower, once a week or so, comes up lovely! Only takes a minute.

SSSandy2 · 05/05/2007 17:08

If it's really that bad, could you have a pedicure done and then just try and keep on top of it with some kind of exfoliator afterwards? That's what I usually do.

donnie · 05/05/2007 17:08

the CCS cream is very good. It has ureac acid in it which is very strong and penetrating. If you use this in tandem with a foot file youwill notice a difference. Just file down the skin with the file after bath/shower. It will take less than the 3 minutes you have and then apply the cream.

binker · 05/05/2007 17:14

agree with Donnie - this works for me and mine are now soft and smooth (as opposed to horrid last summer) - have to do it religiously though !

fizzbuzz · 05/05/2007 17:25

Hmmm fancy a pedicure. How do they get rid of it? Closer examination has made it look even worse.

These are HUGE grey cracks. Horrid

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SSSandy2 · 05/05/2007 17:30

Well, last one I had as far as I can remember: Feet get soaked in a footbath. Then they rub some cream on feet, scrape around with something metal to get hard bits off (painless) and then a kind of a exfoliating file. Tidy up the nail, any hairs etc and put on cream, massage, nailpolish.

It's reasonably priced compared with other cosmetic treatments.

NoodleStroodle · 05/05/2007 17:33

Donnie - ureaic acid - isn't that pee?

donnie · 05/05/2007 17:35

well funnily enough I think it is something to do with pee! but it works a treat on dry feet!

PeterAndreFanCLub · 05/05/2007 17:35


NoodleStroodle · 05/05/2007 17:36

Hmm - I think that's right too.
You don't need to bother with fancy potions - the answer is within you!

fizzbuzz · 05/05/2007 17:43

So I widdle on my own feet then? Hmmmm. Possible interesting use of acrobatics...

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PeterAndreFanCLub · 05/05/2007 17:44


NoodleStroodle · 05/05/2007 17:45

Fizz - in the shower you silly one! . Now have visions of MN trying to stick feet down loo...

popsycal · 05/05/2007 17:46

lansinoh ast night

Lucycat · 05/05/2007 17:47

yep flexitol

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