CRACKED & CHAPPED SKIN CARE TIPS
Stop cracks in their tracks.
Solution Related Products
Specially formulated with a moisture-rich Triple Oat complex, our collection of cracked skin products is designed to intensely moisturize & help repair dry skin.
So, say goodbye to chapped, cracked skin and hello to feeling moisturized all day, from head to toe.
Cracked skin on hands and feet?
Our skin’s health faces a lot of challenges. Daily exposure to elements such as the sun and wind, as well as the natural aging process, all play a role in causing thinner, drier skin. Extremely dry skin can shrink, become brittle and even crack. This is most common in areas that flex during movement. You may see cracks on your hands or soles of your feet. Dry skin can become very rough, scaly and flaky, with small tears that can lead to deeper cracks called fissures.13-15
If you have cracks in your fingers, you know that it can make even the simplest tasks very painful. Cracked heels are also common. Cracks can cause calluses (dry, thickened skin) around the rim of the heel. If you have calluses, when you walk, the fat pad under your heel will expand, causing the callouses to crack. Usually, cracks on your heels aren’t a serious issue. However, if the cracks or fissures become deep, placing any pressure on the heel can be painful.16
Other factors that can cause cracked heels include:
- standing for extended periods of time
- walking barefoot
- wearing open-back sandals
- using harsh soaps that damage the skin’s natural moisture barrier
- taking long, hot showers
Restore lost moisture to dry, cracked skin
Prevention is always the best treatment. It’s recommended to avoid excessive washing, especially with soaps that make a lather—they contain detergents that can dry your skin. Make a point of moisturizing several times a day with a product that is made to help cracked skin. Products for cracked skin will have ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, dimethicone, petrolatum, and glycerin. AVEENO® Cracked Skin Relief CICA Ointment & Balm with Triple Oat Complex is an intense moisturizer that helps protect and heal dry, cracked skin. Use CICA Ointment for fast relief of dry patches of skin and CICA Balm for larger areas of your body. Treat your extra-dry hands and feet to AVEENO® Repairing CICA Hand & Foot Masks, all enriched with shea butter and prebiotic oat.