Got Dry, Cracked Heels?

Dry, winter weather and forced heating in our homes can cause dry, flaky skin. But I bet you didn’t know that walking barefoot around the house is the main reason for cracked heels and “sock snags”!

Heres Why: Walking barefoot causes excessive pressure and friction on the “fat pads” of the heels, causing the heels to flatten, dry out and crack!

 But the good news is I have some easy, budget solutions:

But first a quick NOTE: If you’re experiencing bleeding, painful heel cracks that make it difficult to walk, please visit your health practitioner because this can sometimes be a sign of diabetes.  Diabetics have difficulty producing oil, which causes excessively dry skin and painful, cracked heels.   

Back to the tips on how to remedy dry, cracked heels:

1)  Drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep skin soft and hydrated. 

2) Eat a diet rich in omega-three fatty acids (such as fish oil or flax seed oil – they both come in capsules).  You can find a really good (shellfish-free) brand of omega 3 fish oil at my site on the Vitamins/Supplement page, or visit your local health food store.

3)  Never walk around the house in bare feet. ALWAYS wear socks and slippers to protect your heel pads and prevent them from flattening.

4)  Every morning after showering,  apply a long lasting moisturizer on feet. You can use safflower oil It’s loaded with lineolic acid, something our bodies naturally produce. Or try ALL-NAtural Original formula Zim’s Crack Crème on your feet after showering. If you have chronic dryness – apply Zim’s and socks and wear them to bed. Zim’s quickly penetrates to keep feet hydrated for hours, and it’s not greasy like most foot creams — so it doesn’t stain. Zim’s Crack Crème (original formula) is also at my web site in the “foot care” section at

5) Do minimal foot filing on your heels and never use a callus blade! Get a bonus bottle of Zim’s with an added 20% for just $8.99.

I’ll post more budget-freindly solutions daily, so keep in touch!

Louisa 🙂


About Beauty & Age-Proofing Empowerment Gal
Beauty and Age-Proofing Expert Louisa Maccan-Graves is the author of doctor-recommended book, “Hollywood Beauty Secrets: REMEDIES to the RESCUE”. Louisa was acknowledged in recent book, “Career Comeback”, by Springboard Press, as one of two TOP Rejuvenation Experts in Los Angeles, noting nine pages of her most popular age-proofing tips for women 35 . Louisa is a top Beauty & Age-Proofing Expert on TV, radio and live speaking events empowering women of all ages and budgets with her proven “Look & Feel Good” tips. As a top beauty expert in the media, Louisa has appeared on myriad TV shows including: The Doctors, Extra, Soap Talk, Star Daily, Eye on LA, Style Network, Discovery Channel, and on morning news shows more. View Louisa TV Sizzle reel here: Louisa addressed women's “head to toe” concerns with do-able, scientifically proven solutions that cost a fraction of the price of doctor treatments or costly department store brands. Louisa is often a regular guest expert on radio, having done over 500 interviews nationwide, including KIIS-FM, Hot 97 New York, WGN-Chicago, K-Earth Los Angeles, eHealthRadio, Aging Without Limits, and more. See TV & radio producer testimonials at Louisa’s healthy slimming tonic landed her on the cover of Woman’s World Magazine and her proven “Look & Feel Good” solutions have appeared on,, Toronto Star, The Boston Herald, Orange County Registrar, Britain’s Celebs on Sunday, and more. Louisa appeared in Dr. Drew Pinksy’s pilot as one of the chosen "experts" for his new show, announced in December 2010 on the Joy Behar Show, to air in the spring of 2011. Why is Louisa the Ultimate go-to “Look & Feel Good” Expert? Louisa is on the pulse of what women want. She has changed the lives of thousands of individuals worldwide to help them look and feel their best, no matter what their budget. Those she’s helped include: moms and baby boomers, teenagers, actresses, models, Hollywood make-up artists and their A-List Celebrity clients, executives, doctors, and even royalty -- using sensible, affordable and proven solutions. “I’ve spent years studying the science of beauty, rejuvenation and women’s health and have made it my life's mission to offer a variety of safe, doctor-approved solutions, that can help address women's “head to toe” beauty and aging challenges, without having to spend a fortune”, says Louisa.

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