To understand how the Neat Feat Foot and Heel Balm works – we need to understand how we get cracked heels. Cracked heels are due to a loss of moisture from the heel of the foot. Exposure to dry conditions will cause a loss of moisture that results in fissures or cracks developing. The Neat Feat Heel Balm is an oil based product thereby enabling the balm to remain over the affected area.
The active ingredient rehydrates the skin and repairs skin damage with noticeable results within 5 days. Once the repair work is done, the lighter Neat Feat Foot & Leg Moisturizer can be used on a daily basis to maintain smooth heels. Neat Feat Foot and Heel Balm is used widely by diabetics to ensure their skin stays smooth and prevents cracking and foot deterioration. Recommended by many podiatrists worldwide.
The product contains 3 key ingredients that will assist in preventing drying and cracking of the skin of the heel and foot, elbow and knees and assist in the rehabilitation of already damaged skin.
Urea is a key ingredient of the skins own Natural Moisturizing Factor. It acts by facilitating the absorption and retention of moisture by the skin. The process is known as “Hydrotopic solubilization”.
The skin of the foot and heel is particularly prone to drying and subsequent cracking, especially when shoes are not worn, or sandals are worn. The natural urea content of this part of the body is severely depleted because the urea is removed by direct contact with the ground, mechanical abrasion and water.
Urea in the Foot and Heel Balm assists in restoring this natural balance, remoisturizing the foot. This softens the skin and accelerates the healing process. In addition urea has Keratolytic properties, hastening the breakdown and removal of dry scaly skin.
Lanolin is able to mix with and entrap particles of water mimicking the action of natural skin lipids. Its unique structure allows this lanolin/water emulsion to penetrate to the depth of the Stratum Granulosum, well into the epidemis below the dry outer layer (Stratum Corneum) of the skin. This depth of penetration is responsible for its well known properties of durable, lasting hydration and reduction of skin roughness.
Petrolatum is the technical term for the branded material Vaseline. Its virtue is that it forms an occlusive (barrier) layer on the skin surface, dramatically reducing the loss of water by evaporation and protecting the skin from environmental assaults.