IS YOUR SKIN CRACKING?

With age, everyone's skin naturally becomes thinner and drier. The sun, wind, and other elements we expose our skin to can take its toll on the health of our skin. Excessive dryness can cause skin to become brittle, leading to cracked skin on fingers, hands and feet. When the skin dries, it can become extremely rough, scaly and flaky, with small tears that can lead to deeper cracks called fissures.

CRACKED SKIN ON FINGERS, HANDS AND FEET?

Cracked skin on fingers can make even the simplest tasks, such as typing, turning a page, or doing up a button, very painful.

Cracked skin on feet is equally common, causing areas of dry, thickened skin, known as callouses, around the rim of the heel. As you walk, the fat pad under your heel expands and cracking can come from excessive dryness. In most cases the problem is more of a nuisance and less than appealing to look at, but when the cracks or fissures become deep, standing, walking or any pressure placed on the heel can be painful.

Other factors that can cause cracked skin on feet include:

  • standing for long hours
  • walking barefoot, or with open-back sandals
  • taking long, hot showers
  • using harsh soaps that can strip the skin’s natural moisture

HOW TO GET RID OF CRACKED SKIN

The discomfort from severe dry skin isn’t something you have to suffer through. These tried and true cracked skin treatment options can help lock in moisture and rehydrate your dry skin.

RESTORE LOST MOISTURE TO DRY, CRACKED SKIN

It’s important to give your time and attention to your cracked skin since cracks are essentially open wounds that, if not treated, can become infected. The good news is that most instances can be treated with these simple solutions.

AVEENO® Cracked Skin Relief Balm with Triple Oat Complex intensely moisturize to help heal and protect extra-dry, cracked skin. Use CICA Balm for larger body areas.

For extra-dry skin on hands and feet, try AVEENO® Repairing CICA Hand & Foot Masks enriched with prebiotic oat & shea butter.

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Our Cracked Skin Relief products are formulated with oat to help protect and relieve dry, cracked skin. They are fragrance-free and gentle enough for sensitive skin.