Hi, my name is Kara, and I have cracked heels. No matter what I do, they just crack. I use my trusty Ped Egg. I sand my feet down with all those tools made for that sort of thing. I use sugar scrubs. I use super-duper lotions. Alas, they still crack.
In fact, this is why I rarely get a pedicure. Well one reason. I hate to pay for someone to do something for me that I am more than capable of doing myself. But that weird quirk aside, it's the cracked heels that normally keep me away. I don't want to get some sort of foot rot via the crack in my foot.
If you've never had a cracked heel, the count your lucky stars. If you have, then you know that walking can be extremely painful. It's kind of like someone is jabbing nails into your foot while you walk. This of course causes me to walk on the balls of my feet, or on the inside or outside of my foot, depending upon where the crack is. In addition to making you look "afflicted", it also can cause other pains to arise because you have altered your normal walking pattern.
This post is not a complaining post though. No, this is a solution post... This week, I had a crack in both heels (both!), and I was fed up. So I threw caution to the wind, grabbed the Krazy Glue out of my kitchen junk drawer, and super-glued those cracks shut. You know what? It worked like a charm. I can walk pain free. It also seems to last pretty well.
While I haven't managed to figure out how to prevent the dang cracks, at least I've figured out how to live with the cracks, and I wanted to share that my go-to "beauty" product of the week...Krazy Glue. What will I think of next?!?