It's that time of year again, when odd splits and cracks appear as the skin-layer adjusts to the changing temperature. Below is a particularly unattractive picture of a heel split, sudden and painful, and representative of anything that has a slowing effect on metabolism (and the energy available for repair) - ambient temperature being but one of them. I'm still in shorts.
But let's just talk about fixing them shall we? A simple beeswax ointment and a tight plaster covering. So any of our lipbalms or ointments will do the job, but COVER the split and keep it covered for a few days, keeping the oxygen out and the carbon dioxide in will make it heel much faster, spelling-pun intended.
(I have deliberately left out why this works and the elegantly simple mechanisms at play. Fix it first and we can think about it later, if anyone's interested at that point!)
100 subscriber only words weekly on subjects we think our subscribers will find interesting - comments and questions are welcome.
Based on our practical experience, and aware your time is precious, we will opine briefly on health myths and miracles, seasonality, gardening glory and answer questions where possible.
Subjects that need longer discussion will continue on Paddock Chat.
Sharing our knowledge, often hard won, is important to us. We hope you like the result.
Nothing on this site constitutes medical advice. Before experimenting with any idea, please do your own research, use common sense and discuss with your healthcare provider as to its applicability for your personal circumstances if you need to.