Product Type: Flexitol body care
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I feel a bit of a heel and it feels great!
Flexitol Heel Balm
Member Name: SusanLesley
Flexitol Heel Balm
Advantages: Works very well, easy to apply
Disadvantages: A bit expensive but well worth the money
A few months ago hubby was suffering from severely cracked heels and he tried a product called Flexitol Heel Balm which he found to be very good. Once he had finished with it he passed it on to me as he had read on the front of the tube that it was good for diabetic foot care and, since I have Type 2 Diabetes, he thought I might find it useful.
The tube that we have is the one containing 112g of the balm and is currently priced at £9.99 in Boots which is where we purchased ours from.
It comes in a plastic, squeezable tube with a screw cap. The advantages of this are twofold - firstly when you get almost to the end of the product it will be easy to cut along the tube in order to get the last bit out (at £9.99 I am sure that I am going to use every last scrap!) and secondly being plastic it goes in the recycling bag when it is finally empty.
The writing on the front of the tube tells us this:
'Trust Flexitol ............. it really works
The medically proven treatment for dry and cracked feet
General and diabetic foot care'
On the back of the tube there is further information about the product including a full list of ingredients, directions for use and details of the manufacturer.
The balm itself is beige in colour and is very thick and creamy in consistency with very little fragrance. The instructions recommend that you use it twice a day - morning and night - rubbing it onto the dry and cracked areas of your feet. It is suggested that you continue to use it once the problem is cleared to help maintain healthy skin. There are also warnings that the balm may cause stinging if the skin is very badly cracked and it should only be used by adults.
As I said earlier my husband had very cracked heels but my problem is more the dry skin that collects around the edge of the heel during the summer when I wear sandals most of the time.
As a diabetic I know that I could suffer from loss of sensation in my feet so I do look after them carefully and check for any problems on a regular basis. I have used the Soap and Glory Heel Genius and the Body Shop Hemp Foot Cream both of which I like and rate highly but I thought I might as well give this one a try since hubby had been kind enough to pass it on!
The cream itself is thick, smooth and creamy and is very easy to apply to the feet. Just before I got into bed I rubbed in a very small amount (about the size of a pea) onto each foot around the edge of my heels and also on the small patch of hard skin just below the ball of each foot.
When I looked at my feet after showering the following morning I was very impressed by the fact that the skin was already noticeably smoother. I would expect that it would take longer to work on badly cracked skin but for my dry, hardened skin the balm had begun to work at once.
I continued to use it morning and evening as directed and within days the skin on my feet was really smooth and I definitely had feet to be proud of - especially as I was heading to the practice nurse for a full diabetic check and she would be looking at my feet!
So I would recommend this product to any adult with dry, hardened or cracked skin on their feet. The price tag may seem a bit high but you really do get what you pay for with this one!
Summary: Now I have feet to be proud of!