Summer-Ready Feet: Preparing Your Heels for Sandal Season

A person using Flexitol heel balm - fixing dry cracked heels - getting their feet ready for summer


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As the days lengthen and the weather warms, it’s time to transition from cozy boots to open sandals. Ensuring your feet are ready to step out confidently involves more than just a quick polish; it requires dedicated care to transform your heels from dry and cracked to smooth and soft. Flexitol is here to guide you through this seasonal transformation with our specially designed foot and heel care products, ensuring your feet are not just sandal-ready but the skin is also beautifully healthy.

Developing a Comprehensive Foot Care Routine

Throughout the colder months, our feet are often out of sight and out of mind, tucked away in socks and boots. However, neglect can lead to dry, cracked heels that are both unsightly and uncomfortable. Proper foot care is crucial, not just for aesthetics but for maintaining healthy skin that feels good. Healthy feet can carry you more comfortably and are less prone to infections and other skin complications. 

To get your feet ready for summer, you could start by enjoying a luxurious soak in warm water with Epsom salts to soften the skin and relax tired muscles. Trim your toenails straight across and file any rough edges to prevent ingrown nails and maintain a neat appearance. 

Afterward, apply a foot cream such as Flexitol’s Heel Balm or Heel Magic to hydrate and nourish the skin on your feet. Flexitol’s Heel Balm & Heel Magic are enhanced with exfoliating properties to help your feet feel smooth and fresh, removing extra dead skin.

To ensure your foot health throughout the summer months you should wear supportive footwear, such as sandals or breathable shoes, to prevent friction and blisters, and apply sunscreen to protect your feet from sunburn. Remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, which helps keep your skin supple and healthy from the inside out. 

It’s important to maintain your foot care routine regularly to ensure your feet stay soft, smooth, and summer-ready all season long.

Key Ingredients & Benefits of Flexitol’s Foot Care 

Flexitol has two foot care products to help improve the health of your feet, these are Heel Balm and Heel Magic. To differentiate between the two, it’s important to understand their unique formulations and purposes. Heel Magic contains 9% Urea, it is designed for maintenance and daily care. Its stick format offers a convenient, and mess-free application. 

Conversely, Flexitol’s Heel Balm is formulated with a robust blend of ingredients to deeply moisturize and treat dry skin and cracked heels. It features 25% Urea, which breaks down thick skin and enhances moisture retention, providing deep hydration.  Its creamy texture also allows for easy absorption. 

Additional key ingredients include:

  • Aloe Vera: Soothes inflammation and speeds up skin recovery, ideal for sensitive or sun-damaged skin.
  • Vitamin E: Protects skin from environmental damage and improves skin elasticity.
  • Shea Butter: Deeply moisturizes and softens tough skin.
  • Lanolin: Creates a protective barrier to lock in moisture and prevent further cracking.
  • Glycolic Acid: Exfoliates dead skin cells to promote a smoother skin texture.
  • Tea Tree Oil: Offers antifungal and antibacterial benefits to keep feet healthy.

This potent mix not only hydrates and repairs but also prepares the skin to absorb moisture more effectively, ensuring your feet stay soft, smooth, and healthy.

The Role of Heel Care in Overall Foot Health

Proper heel care is not just about aesthetics—it’s crucial for overall foot health. Cracked heels can develop into serious conditions if left untreated, such as infections or ulcers, particularly in individuals with diabetes or decreased circulation. Regularly applying a nourishing balm can prevent these cracks from deepening and causing more severe foot problems. This maintenance also helps stave off other common foot issues like athlete’s foot or calluses by keeping the skin healthy and intact.

Maintaining Your Results

Consistency is key in foot care. Regular application of Flexitol Heel Balm or Flexitol Heel  Magic, especially in preparation for and during sandal season, will keep your feet looking and feeling fantastic. The nourishing formula not only prevents dryness and cracking but also enhances your overall foot health. 

Choose Flexitol for Exceptional Foot Health

Prepare to showcase your feet with confidence this summer. Flexitol’s foot care products and advice offer a proven solution for healing and maintaining beautiful feet, making it an essential part of your daily skincare regimen. Trust Flexitol to support your foot care needs, helping you navigate summer sandals with ease and comfort.

References – Dry Heels
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