Dry, cracked heels? The €4 saviour you more than likely have in your bathroom already 3 months ago

Dry, cracked heels? The €4 saviour you more than likely have in your bathroom already

Summer is here, and most of us have already ditched our runners for sandals.

The only problem? Wearing open-backed shoe and sandals can take its toll on our feet, making heels dry, flaky and even develop those dreaded cracks.

If this sounds familiar, you have probably (like us) tried a whole lot of different creams and lotions (and maybe even been to see a chiropodist about it), which can all end up costing a pretty penny.

However, we might have just discovered the most effective – and cheap – trick out there for treating your cracked heels. And the best bit? You most likely have a tub at home already.

According to beauty website Byrdie, who had chatted to podiatrist Andrew Gladstone, there is one household item that works wonders on your feet – Sudocrem.

 

Yup, that's right – the same thing you have probably smeared on your baby's red bum a hundred times and then some. As for treating your heels at home, this is what Gladstone had to say:

"If your cracked heels get really bad, you can always use Sudacrem," he said, also pointing out that you should never try to clip or cut off dry skin, but always just use an emery board on dry skin.

And after doing a quick Google search, we discovered that there is indeed something to the whole Sudecrem trick, with lots of blogs and forums discussing the wonderful merits of this nappy rash creme.

And having tested it, we can report that we are now converted – and have the smooth, lovely heels to prove it too.