Pros: It actually works!!!! This will be the last cure you try.
Cons: Can be hard to find sometimes, although I saw it in Target.
Flexitol Heel Balm
Conquering cracked heels forever!
Ive always struggled to keep my feet pretty. I think it stems from growing up in the south and running around barefooted all the time. Even in Seattle, I still hate to wear shoes and my feet have suffered. I tried everything including Bag Balm on my feet at night. This tube of Flexitol is the best and not only does it help, but it cures cracked feet.
You can find Flexitol in two and four ounce tubes. I buy the four ounce tube from my local drugstore for around ten dollars. I would pay far more for these results!
OMG! Im putting pee on my feet?
Its true that the active ingredient in this stuff is chemically synthesized urea, but thats hardly urine. The Urea in Flexitol is synthetically made using ammonia as a base. It contains 25% Urea in an emollient base which is known to soften and dissolve thick skin. Prescription versions of Urea cream are available with 40% Urea, but I have found 25% to be extremely efficient.
Flexitol is yellow in color and a thicker petroleum like consistency, but instead of greasy, it feels more moisturizing. I like to massage it into my feet rather than just apply. My hands benefit from the product as a result. I do recommend socks at night to protect bedding. With heavy use, a four ounce tube will still last me a couple months. A small amount goes a long way in coating both feet.
The directions state to apply this twice a day until your rough or cracked feet go away and then as needed after that. This is absolutely true! I had one of the deepest canyons ever one summer and I was sure I would have to wear a bandage around my foot for fear of infection. I started using this stuff out of desperation and the horrible picture on the box. I figured with a picture that bad it had to work. I actually applied this about four times a day and wore socks. Within a week, my feet were baby gorgeous and I have used it ever since. In the summer, I apply it on my feet and then wear flip flops. Flexitol stays on.
I have been using this for years now and for maintenance, I only put it on about three times a week. It is amazing how well it works. Every time I go in to get a pedicure, the lady always says how soft my feet are. I chuckle a bit because it has been such a life long battle.
Flexitol is intended for adults only and recommended for Diabetics because of skin problems associated with the condition.
If you struggle with your feet as I did, you might want to try Flexitols Heel Balm. The packaging is horrendous, but it works!