Podiatrist: This is the one moisturiser you should be using on your feet – and the ingredient you need to look for
- Kent from Doc Pods said you need a foot moisturiser with 10-15 per cent urea
- Recommends a Scholls’ product and said use it daily with a pumice stone
A podiatrist has revealed the one moisturiser everyone should be using on their feet, and why you need to look for a product with urea in it if you want to prevent yourself from getting corns or callouses.
Kent from Doc Pods, shared a TikTok video in which he highlighted the Scholls’ Cracked Heel Repair Cream Active Repair K+ as the best moisturiser for cracked and damaged feet.
The reason why it’s so good is because it has a high percentage of urea.
Urea can help improve the appearance of dry, rough, scaly skin in two ways: by providing hydration to smooth your skin’s texture and by helping to reduce the buildup of dead skin cells.
A podiatrist has revealed the one moisturiser everyone should be using on their feet, and why you need to look for a product with urea in it if you want to prevent yourself from getting corns or callouses (pictured)
‘We’ve had a tonne of interest in our corn and heel callous removal videos,’ Kent said on TikTok.
‘By far the most common question we’ve been getting is what moisturiser do we use?’
The podiatrist explained that they always use something with between 10 and 15 per cent urea, maybe even as high as 25 per cent in a ‘thin moisturising base’.
The Scholls product he likes best contains an impressive 25 per cent urea, along with essential oils, Epsom salt and other natural moisturisers.
Kent highlighted the Scholls’ Cracked Heel Repair Cream Active Repair K+ as the best moisturiser for cracked and damaged feet
While the Scholls buy is pricey at $62, it has been ‘clinically proven to support the natural recovery process of dry skin’.
In a study of 214 people, some 87 per cent agreed that there was a ‘visible improvement in the appearance of the skin on the heels in just three days’.
When it comes to looking after your feet, Kent recommends maintaining the overall health at home with an exfoliating pumice stone.
Following regular exfoliation, Kent said you should moisturise your feet daily and ‘wear socks and shoes when you’re out’.
Thousands of people who saw the clip were quick to thank the podiatrist.
‘Thank you so much for these useful tips,’ one person wrote.
Potential sign of: Vitamin deficiency, fungal infection and ageing
Cracked heels, also known as fissures, are very common and visibly noticeable.
They can be painless and superficial or deep and very painful. They appear as a result in loss of moisture in the heels and as we walk the pressure on the heel pad causes the callus on your heels to crack.
Some of the most common causes are obesity, ageing, pregnancy, hypothyroidism, diabetes, fungal infection, vitamin deficiency, and biomechanical imbalance like flat feet.
To help prevent cracked heels make sure to drink enough water, use a foot file or pumice stone during the week gently on a dry foot, and use a good treatment with urea in it like CCS Cracked Heel Repair.
For chronic cracked heels that are painful to touch, make sure to see a podiatrist to help safely and effectively restore your heels.