Dry heels can become a problem since it can lead to cracked skin. The skin around the heels will thicken as it dries and it will crack due to pressure and lack of elasticity. Cracked heels can be painful and unappealing this is why you need to take care of your heels. In order to treat or prevent your heels from drying you need to:

soak your feet into warm water and rub your heels using a pumice stone or a heel file. They will remove the excess of dead skin thus revealing a softer and smoother skin

apply a foot cream that moisturizes the skin in order to keep it nourished and elastic

go for regular pedicures or do your pedicure yourself. The chiropodist will remove the dead skin around your heels and give you information about how to maintain the skin soft and hydrated

apply a peel treatment for dry heels in order to remove the outer layer of thick, dead skin. There are several brands which produce these type of peeling treatments for heels. Choose one and use it every few days until you see an improvement

wear footwear that are comfortable and fit you perfectly. Uncomfortable shoes can also help the skin around the heels thicken therefore leading to the development of cracks

moisturize your heels after bathing especially in chlorinated water, because chloride can promote dry and cracked heels

massage your feet and your heels to promote blood circulation

Remember to take good care of your heels on a daily basis. Remove the dead skin cells, don’t let them accumulate and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize to keep the skin hydrated.