Dry, Rough, or Cracked Skin? Which Footlogix® Formula is Right for You?

Dry, Rough, or Cracked Skin? Which Footlogix® Formula is Right for You?

Footlogix® professional foot care products are specially designed to target specific foot conditions. To get the best results, it's important to use the formula that matches your particular foot issues. And you might be surprised—it may not be the formula you think!

Dry skin on the feet is a common issue that many people face. It’s not just unsightly and uncomfortable; dry skin can also be vulnerable to damage and infection, especially for those with diabetes or elderly individuals.

When faced with dry skin, you might naturally reach for the Footlogix® product designed for the most severe dry skin symptom—deeply cracked skin and heels. You might think that if a formula can fix painful, deep heel fissures, it will also work wonders on very dry or rough skin without cracks. But that’s not always the case.

So, how do you know which Footlogix® formula is right for you? Read on to learn about common dry skin symptoms, their causes, and how to choose the Footlogix® product that will give you the best hydration and results.

What’s the Difference? Cracked Heels, Rough Skin, and Dry Skin

Cracked Heels

Deeply cracked heels and fissures are hard to miss. These deep splits in the skin can be painful and may even bleed. The causes include dry feet, poor circulation, obesity, poorly fitting shoes, and standing for long periods. When you stand, your body weight puts pressure on the fat pads of your heels, causing the skin to expand. If the skin is very dry, it lacks the elasticity to accommodate this expansion, resulting in splits.

In these cases, start with a Footlogix® Professional Foot Care Service to hydrate the extremely dry skin. During and after the service, use the Footlogix® Cracked Heel Formula. This formula uses Footlogix®-patented Dermal Infusion Technology (DIT) to deliver ingredients deep into all layers of the skin. It contains urea for maximum hydration and ingredients like evening primrose oil, aloe, and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to improve skin structure and elasticity, preventing future cracks.

Rough, Scratchy Skin

Dry skin that is rough and scratchy (often described as sandpaper-like) is different from cracked heels or even regular dry, flaky skin. This roughness is caused by superficial heel cracks, which are microtears in the skin often due to a fungal infection. Fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot, are common, and extremely dry skin can make you more susceptible since it is fragile and prone to tears that fungi can exploit.

For this type of skin, use the Footlogix® Rough Skin Formula. It contains anti-fungal agents and a smaller concentration of moisturizing ingredients than the Cracked Heel Formula. Eliminating the fungal infection will help get rid of the microtears and rough skin, allowing other Footlogix® hydrating treatments to work better on any remaining dryness.

Dry Skin

Dry, flaky skin that isn’t rough, scratchy, or cracked is usually just dehydrated skin. Causes include medical conditions, bad shoes, rigorous exercise, and environmental factors like dry indoor heating or prolonged sun exposure. While it’s still unsightly and sometimes uncomfortable, this type of dry skin doesn’t need the cracked heel or fungal treatment.

However, moisturizing dry skin on the feet is crucial to prevent cracked heels and open wounds susceptible to fungal infections. Footlogix® offers several hydrating solutions:

  • Footlogix® DD Cream Mousse: Provides double defense foot care protection with moisturizing and anti-microbial benefits through Urea and Spiraleen®. It also offers anti-aging and rejuvenating effects. Ideal for minor skin irritations and best used at night.
  • Footlogix® Daily Maintenance Formula: Designed for normal to dry skin, it contains urea to lock in moisture and is great for maintaining hydrated feet between pedicure appointments.
  • Footlogix® Very Dry Skin Formula: Developed for extremely dry skin, this formula has a higher concentration of urea for advanced dryness. Recommended for diabetics and mature clients.

Choose the Footlogix® product that best meets your needs and preferences for healthy, hydrated feet.