Summer-Ready Feet: Preparing Your Heels for Sandal Season

Summer-Ready Feet: A person in bare feet, stood on cream carpet, rubbing Dermal Therapy's best Heel Balm preparing their heels for sandal season


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As the sun emerges and temperatures rise, it’s time to bid farewell to winter boots and embrace the freedom of sandals. But before you slip into those strappy favourites, it’s essential to give your feet some much-needed TLC. In this guide, we’ll explore the art of preparing your heels for sandal season, and the secret weapon you need in your beauty arsenal – heel balm.

The Importance of Foot Care:

Our feet often bear the brunt of our daily activities, and neglecting them can result in cracked, dry heels. As we transition to sandals, proper foot care becomes crucial not only for aesthetic reasons but also for our overall well-being. Unhealthy heels can lead to discomfort, pain, and even infections. So, let’s dive into the steps to ensure your feet are summer-ready.

Step 1: Exfoliate for Silky Smoothness:

Before introducing heel balm into your routine, start by exfoliating your heels to remove dead skin cells. You can use a foot scrub or a pumice stone to gently slough off rough patches, leaving your skin soft and receptive to hydration. Exfoliation helps cracked heel balm penetrate more effectively, ensuring optimal results. Check out Dermal Therapy’s award winning Exfoliating Foot Mask and say goodbye to dry, hardened and calloused skin.

Step 2: Soak and Soften:

Treat your feet to a relaxing soak to soften the skin further. Warm water, a few drops of your favourite essential oil, and a dash of Epsom salt make for an indulgent foot bath. Soaking not only relaxes tired feet but also prepares them for the next steps in your pampering routine.

Step 3: Introducing the Hero: Heel Balm:

Now that your heels are primed, it’s time to bring in the star of the show – Dermal Therapy Heel Balm Platinum. You’ll feel relief from your very first application all thanks to the signature formula of a highly concentrated blend of selected ingredients combined within a rich emollient base to provide faster and more effective skin regeneration.  This specialised Heel Balm product is formulated to provide intense moisture and repair to dry, cracked heels, for a radiant transformation of your feet.

Understanding the Best Heel Balm:

Dermal Therapy Heel Balm Platinum, is award winning – it has been voted a consecutive winner at the Best in Beauty Awards 2021 & 2022 & 2023.  This heel balm is designed to optimise the treatment of extreme heel dryness and restore skin properties. It contains 30% urea – the highest content available so you can achieve visible results in 1 day!

Dermal Therapy Heel Balm Platinum is diabetes-friendly, with a 67.8% increase in hydration within 1 week.  Not only is the Dermal Therapy heel balm the best acting balm available in pharmacies, it is clinically tested and podiatrist recommended.

How to Apply Heel Balm:

  • Cleanse: Start with clean, dry feet.
  • Apply: Squeeze a generous amount of heel balm onto your fingertips. Apply once or twice daily to dry, cracked feet. 
  • Massage: Gently massage the balm into your heels, focusing on any areas of dryness or cracking.
  • Absorption: For best results, apply before bedtime to let the product work its magic overnight. We recommend use on adult skin only and just be aware that stinging may occur in any deep cracks.  Once hydration of the skin is restored, you can continue to use heel balm to maintain the hydration.

Step 4: Do you need to wear socks after applying Heel Balm?
No! You don’t need to put on socks after you’ve applied Dermal Therapy’s Heel Balm Platinum.  This Heel Balm is made with 30% Urea to keep skin smooth and supple, 9 emollients and formulated with ingredients such as amino acids to mimic the skin’s natural moisturising factor (NMF), which is the skin’s natural protection shield against dehydration.

Step 5: Consistency is Key:

Achieving summer-ready feet is not a one-time effort. Consistency is key to maintaining soft, supple heels. Incorporate heel balm into your nightly routine, especially as sandal season approaches. When applied daily, as a preventative moisturiser, you’ll notice a significant improvement in the texture and appearance of your heels – with visible results, your feel will feel soft, smooth and supple. 

Additional Tips for Happy Heels:

  • Stay Hydrated: Hydration starts from the inside out. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin moisturised.
  • Choose Comfortable Footwear: Opt for sandals with proper arch support to prevent excessive pressure on your heels.
  • Protect Your Feet: Use sunscreen on your feet to prevent sun damage, especially if you’ll be basking in the summer sun.
  • Trim Toenails: Keep your toenails trimmed to avoid ingrown nails and other potential issues.
  • Professional Pedicure: Treat yourself to a professional pedicure for a thorough cleaning and shaping of your nails.

Use Heel Balm for Summer Ready Feet!

Sandal season is the perfect time to showcase your well-groomed, summer-ready feet. By following these steps and embracing the power of Dermal Therapy Heel Balm Platinum, you can bid farewell to dry, cracked heels and confidently step into the sunshine. Make heel balm a staple in your foot care routine, and let your feet shine as brightly as the summer sun.

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