About the cream

lanolin creamThe Padrakshini Cream
This special cream contains a number of healing ingredients. Lanolin is the key ingredient, with important healing properties described below. As well, the formulation includes eucalyptus, which acts as a natural antiseptic, and other ingredients such as neem, aloe and zinc.

Lanolin has soothing, moisturizing, known to benefit nearly every skin type. This cream has been used for decades in a wide variety of applications, from lotions that soften rough heels, to soothing severely dry skin, and easing the chapped and cracked skin on the nipples of nursing mothers. Lanolin is a natural and organic chemical that is mainly known for its moisturizing effects on the skin. However, before anyone uses a lanolin cream as a part of their skin care regimen, it is important to be aware of any possible side effects that can occur.

Lanolin cream is mostly comprised of lanolin oil, which is extracted from sheep’s wool. The oil occurs naturally within the wool and is taken out before the wool is processed to make clothing and other products. Most lanolin cream products contain other ingredients, but there are also products that contain only pure lanolin oil. Its moisturizing properties are highly valued in a number of skin care treatments because it penetrates deeper into dry skin, and doesn’t just moisturize, but also creates a barrier in the underlying layers of skin to prevent moisture from escaping. This keeps skin supple longer, which means that those who use lanolin cream don’t have to apply it as often.

Healing Properties
While lanolin cream is used widely in beauty regimens, it is also well known for use on skin that is cracked or extremely dry. People who suffer from calloused heels and hands can benefit from this cream, as it helps the skin to retain its natural moisture in addition to the moisture contained within the cream.

Lanolin cream is also popular with people who have reoccurring skin conditions that cause scaling and itching skin, as the moisturizing properties of this cream ease the itching, while making the skin softer. Skin that is dry, cracked, and bleeding from extreme weather conditions can also benefit from lanolin cream, as the moisture barrier it creates keeps the skin from repeatedly cracking and helps to seal in moisture.

cracked heelsLanolin Cream as Part of a Skin Care Regimen
Anyone who is fighting overly dry and thickening skin may want to consider adding a lanolin cream to their skin care regimen. Women who wear sandals or high heels often find that the skin on their heels starts to thicken, crack, and peel from friction and exposure. When this happens, everyday moisturizers usually have no effect on skin that is this damaged, because they cannot penetrate deeply enough into the layers. Over time, the skin continues to thicken and becomes scaly and even discolored.

However, a lanolin cream can penetrate the layers of dead skin to soften them so that they can be removed with exfoliating tools, leaving the skin on the heel smoother and moisturized.

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How to Apply the Cream
Remove the cap and protective foil seal. Squeeze a small amount onto your first two fingers and then apply directly into the cracks in the heels and feet.
Fill each crack completely and deeply. The cream is formulated to absorb very easily into the affected areas.
Use the cream two times daily until the cracks on the heels and feet are healed.
For the best, long-term healing results, apply the cream in the early morning after bathing and before bedtime at night.
Also included are some helpful hints that can enhance foot and heel hygiene if followed correctly .

How cracked heals and feet develop
Lack of proper footwear and failure to regularly clean and moisturize the feet are the primary contributors to dry feet and heels. This dryness eventually causes calluses to develop, leading to fissures or cracked heels and feet.

Continued lack of care of the feet can cause cracks to widen and grow deeper, causing more pain and eventually affecting the person’s the ability to walk properly. Failure to walk properly, in turn, can lead to various types of back and knee / leg pain as well as structural, posture issues .

Eating non-hydrating foods and drinking non-hydrating beverages can also cause dryness in the body and can also serve to increase this condition in the feet and heels.

To avoid cracked heels and feet, here are some helpful hints
Cleanliness:
Wash feet and heels thoroughly in luke-warm water twice per day, if possible.
Dry feet afterwards. Do NOT leave feet wet.

Moisturizing:
Moisturize feet and heels regularly with a moisturizer to avoid excessive dryness and build-up of dry skin. Try to moisturize in the evening before retiring. Put on socks after moisturizing for added benefit.

Shoes:
Wearing proper, comfortable shoes with good soles can go a long way to prevent foot and heel problems.
Wear cotton socks with shoes to help feet to breathe and maintain coolness.

Avoid
-Walking barefoot
-Wearing flip-flops and Chappels
-Wearing shoes with thin soles and open backs

Hydration
Drink enough water during the day to maintain regular hydration. Also try to add electrolytes to your diet. Coconut water is a good source of electrolytes.
Watery and soupy foods, including beans and lentils when mixed with water, are also very good foods to enhance daily hydration .

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