- Epsom salt-soak promotes circulation and cleanses bacteria off the skin besides adding moisture.
- Heel repair balm containing descaling (keratolytic) or water-retaining (humectant) agents such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acids, urea and saccharide isomerate can help.
- For cases where no improvement is seen after a week of self-treatment, seek a podiatrist's advice.
- Debridement – cutting away hard thick skin – is one of the treatment procedures for severe cases.
For healthy, best-looking feet
- Avoid beauty products with alcohol, fragrance, retinoids, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA).
- Put on a moisturizer before hitting the sack, slip on cotton socks, and wear them overnight.
- Limit your shower to 10 minutes and use warm water instead of hot.
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
- Eat a diet rich in calcium, iron, zinc, and omega-3 fats.
- Maintain good foot hygiene.