I am going to share with you one of my top tips that is kinda related to beauty and also to health problems that affect your beauty/ skin care. Kinda like a beauty tip/ miracle worker secret. Cause, yeah sure, we all like things to be pretty and pink, but they are not always, and sometimes beauty needs the ‘big guns’.
I have been wearing compression (orthopedic) stockings since 2000. That’s 16 years folks. I wear them all day long, summer and winter, because if I don’t, I’m in big trouble. One of the problems of wearing compression stockings 24/7 means that your skin gets dry. I ain’t talking about dry patches. Nope. I mean dry, dry. Cracked skin dry.
I have tried loads of remedies, done my pedicures, used creams and soaked my feet in all types of things, but nothing. If you think about it, the skin on my legs is never free. I mean it’s always covered. Only those who wear orthopedic stockings can get me. So, why would my skin not be dry?
So, I have been using a product for a couple of years now and the condition of the skin on my legs is 10 times better. The basis of the products I use is Urea and urea makes skin softer and is very hydrating. Another important ingredient (in one of these creams) is a-lipoic acid which benefits skin cells and may improve the texture of the skin.
So, what are these products already?
Two creams. I have bought a cream called Flexitol Heel Balm and this is for general and diabetic foot care. I found flexitol at Boots (UK).You can find Flexitol in various countries. I have also bought a cream called Diabetel MD 10% from the brand InterMed (in Greece).
The cream has made my skin much softer and in a better condition. No other cream that is sold has helped with the cracked skin. No butters, lotions or anything. One thing you should know is that they stink like proper stinky creams, but no pain, no gain. I really suggest you give it a try!
I apply whenever my skin is starting to get dehydrated and at night, so the smell has gone away by the morning. I use it on my feet and under my elbows and voila!Better skin!
So there you have it. My little beauty secret for cracked skin. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and connect with me somewhere, somehow (check sidebar for more information).