I religiously take my calcium supplement to assist my bone density. But - skin dryness - well, that's another thing altogether!
I permanently have hot feet - reckon I'm one of the few who has their feet sticking out of the duvet - summer and winter! And I live in crocs. In deference to the colder winter weather I'll shove on a pair of socks if my feet get cold. But generally - it's crocs - or bare feet when it's sweltering. As a result I have very dry feet. Especially my heels.
I cannot abide seeing "dirty", dry, cracked, "uncared" for heels, and so I have tried every product on the market - such as Dr Scholls, etc.
But, I have found a product which works better than Dr Scholls - works better than anything else on the market in this country. It is called Nature Fresh BEE BALM.
This is brilliant stuff!
As you can see from the ingredients below, it doesn't contain a single chemical!
Wearing crocs all day I slather it on after my morning shower, slip my feet into my crocs and waddle around as it gets absorbed. I don't like putting ointment on my feet at night, and covering them with socks or plastic wrap - just don't like the foot confinement LOL Plus, if I applied it at night I'd worry about the ointment build up on my sheets... This way works well for me.
But, as you can see from the directions below, it isn't only used for cracked heels. I also apply it to my elbows every now and then.
It has the most amazing smell with a hint of honey (I wonder why LOL)
I don't use it continuously - every couple of days for a day or two. As soon as you apply it your feet feel wonderfully smooth, and somehow refreshed.
|Can't just tell you - have to show you :)|
However, this product is not for everyone. This is the warning on Nature Fresh's website:
Side Effects and special precautions:
Few side effects, other than allergic reactions have been reported with propolis. Do not use propolis if you are allergic to bee products, balsam or pine resin. Allergic reactions may cause swelling, redness, eczema or fever and it may irritate the skin, causing burning, peeling lips, irritation, swelling, psoriasis or eczema. Dilute the propolis and test a small area first. When used in the mouth, propolis may irritate the mucous membranes.
(Note: I am not benefiting in any way for naming / promoting any products I mention on my blog. I mention these products I find, and give links [where possible], because I have personally tried them out, and found them to be worthy of sharing :) )