Stop Cracked Skin from Peeling Off your Peace

Cracked skin

Winter is here and what most people with skin issues are quite likely to welcome – is Cracked Skin. See it coming already? If you’re not sure of what this dermatological issue is, let’s get started with the definition of Cracked Skin, just in case you’re wondering if what you have spotted on your skin is that, or something else.

Cracked Skin is a manifestation of dry skin that is rough, flaky, and accompanied by small tears or cuts – that leads to deep cracks. Often, this can be the result of dry skin being scratched, or even other trauma or infection. Cracked Skin could show up on the dry skin on hands, heels of the feet, or even lips. So when skin turns dry, it is quite likely to lead to peeling, flaking, scaling and cracking. That’s when all it needs is the right care!


Well, the causes of Cracked Skin could be several – ranging from Dry Skin triggered due to a preceding condition, Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Hormonal Imbalance, or Allergic Reactions to certain substances to diet. Let’s delve more into it.

Cracked heel

Dry Skin

Dry Skin, also called Xerosis, is triggered from decrease of water-content in the top layer of the skin. Healthy skin has an outer layer that prevents water-loss from the body, shielding it from skin-damaging elements like toxins, allergens, and chemicals from seeping into your body.


Dermatitis (or Contact Dermatitis) is an itchy skin that a person contacts from another person or a certain allergic condition. This is also caused by frequent hand-washing, which was commonly seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis is a condition where the skin looks red and inflamed. And when it is scratched, the rash worsens. Those suffering from Eczema, have dry and itchy skin. In such conditions, too much moisture escapes leading to dryness and, Cracked Skin.

Diabetic Neuropathy

Long-term Diabetes may cause problems in the feet and this may include dry or cracked skin. The cause for this is changes in the nervous system that causes their feet to sweat less. So while excess moisture may cause Athlete’s Foot, less of it can make the skin dry and fissured. Since the sole is involved here, oftentimes Cracked Skin on the feet can go unnoticed until it is accompanied by infection or an agonizing ulcers.

Fungal Infection

Fungal Infection is a condition that is often seen in people living in damp clothing, like swimmers, cyclists, runners – or those living with Diabetes.


So depending on the cause of Cracked Skin, the conditions may be accompanied by other skin-affecting symptoms that may include:

  •         Blisters
  •         Bleeding from raw skin
  •         Burning sensation
  •         Fragile nails
  •         Crusting sores
  •         Itchy skin
  •         Rashes, redness, or swelling
  •         Scaly skin
  •         Silver or white plaques


The most effective response to Cracked Skin is sufficient hydration and moisture for the skin. Depending on the intensity and duration that one has been suffering, remedies can vary from home-care, to treatment by a specialist. Take a peek at a few here:


Home Remedies

There are ways to stop Cracked Skin from getting aggravated. Here are a few Dermatologist-recommend tips:

- Bath: Using warm water rather than hot water.

- Moist Bathroom: Avoid staying locked-in in a moist bathroom.

- Shower-time: Shower for not more than 10 minutes.

- Soap: Use only a small quantity of a mild fragrance-free cleanser.

- Dab: Dab with a towel, don’t rub the skin.

- Moisturizing: Apply a good moisturizer after dabbing.

- Winter: Avoid going out too much in harsh winters.

- Excess-hydration: Stay away from making your hands wet often.

Moisturizing with Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Honey, Aloe Vera, and also Oatmeal Bath is recommended.

External Treatment

If the condition of Cracked Skin worsens, one may need to address it with external (or even specialist treatment) sometimes. Take a glimpse at a few quick points:

- Pick a moisturizer with ingredients like olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil.

- Shun alcohol-based hand-sanitizers, as they can dehydrate the skin.

- Those suffering from conditions like Eczema and Psoriasis may need to consider using Corticosteroid Creams, Calcineurin Inhibitors and even internal medications.

So you see, Cracked Skin requires sufficient care and love. Which is why at Caring Compounds, we have created products that work effectively for such skin conditions.

Like Caring Compounds Anti-Pollution Day Detox Cream helps fight against daily stress of the urban-lifestyle and also combat climatic changes, while helping you in your skincare ritual as an everyday remedy for Cracked Skin. It is enriched with botanical ingredients like Aloe Vera and Shea Butter, which help maintain skin moisture levels.


While there are remedies and treatments, it’s always better to avoid the occurrence of a condition called Cracked Skin. A few ways you can prevent Cracked Skin:

- Avoid scratching the skin

- Stay away from excessive air-conditioning

- Use a good sharp razor and also a shaving gel

- Avoid lotions that contain alcohol

- Avoid wearing clothes that cause friction with the skin

- Stay avoid from sources of direct heat

- When in windy conditions, ensure to cover the skin

When it comes to prevention of Cracked Skin, our recommended preventive remedy for this is the Caring Compounds Skin Lift + Firming Lotion for ultimate repair and care. It contains an extract that’s derived from Badderlocks, a seaweed extract. It’s ideal if you are looking to energize your dull-looking skin.

Good skin