(Attention!dirty image)How to make your heels moisturize


Step1. Take a bath and make your heel moist.
Step2. Gently wipe the heel with alcohol to prevent the growth of bacteria, and immediately apply Vaseline to supplement the fat.
    ※Be careful if you wipe the heel with alcohol too much as moisture will fly
Step3. Cover the heel with cotton, gauze, etc.
Step4. Wear supporters, socks, etc. so that the cotton does not come off

Skin is made up of three major layers Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutaneous tissue

Table 1  Types of sensors present on the skin

Force sensation 

Receptor Response area Response speed
Pain sensation Free nerve ending
Tactile sensation Merkel cell(SAⅠ) wide slow
Meissner corpuscle(RAⅠ) wide fast
Pacinian corpuscle(RAⅡ) narrow fast
Ruffini corpuscle(SAⅡ) narrow slow

Why does heels get rough? Investigate the reason based on the structure of the skin (Figure1)

There is a sebaceous gland in the skin to prevent dryness.

The oil from the sebaceous glands covers the skin surface to prevent evaporation of water contained in the skin.

Why does fat prevent moisture from evaporating and has a moisturizing effect?

It seems that cooking people know that oil and water do not mix. The same goes for the skin.

Listening to this would seem like a matter of course, and there will be many who think, “I knew before I was told.”
I think that is one of the characteristics of those who fail to select products.
Because I often see them doing the following:
・Believe that all products described as “moisturizing” will be the same
・It is properly placed in the manufacturer’s publicity complaint and chooses appropriately
・If they happen to be lucky and the effect comes out, it is good, but if the effect is weak or not, they give a bad evaluation or give up if it is this degree

It turns out that fat is needed anyway, but why is it relatively easy to get rough compared to other parts?

It is expected that the skin will tear from the stratum corneum and become rough , because the heel is basically the first part that touches the ground when walking, and is easily impacted and rubbed (prone to friction) when supporting weight

One of the measures I often see is shaving the heel. It would be nice to shave only the old stratum corneum, which does not conform to the shape of the heel, even if it contains moisture, but it is painful to shave too much.

There is a possibility that the painful sensor described in FIG. 1 is shaved to the free nerve endings.

So I don’t think it is a good countermeasure to make your heels slippery.

Left foot was tried for 2days.
Right foot was not tried.
Left foot was tried for 2days.
Right foot was not tried.


Step1. 風呂に入り、水分を含んだ状態のかかとにする
Step2. 菌が繁殖しないように軽くアルコールで拭き、すぐさま脂を補うためワセリンを塗布
Step3. コットン、ガーゼ等で覆う
Step4. コットンが外れないようにサポーター、靴下等を履く


表2 皮膚に存在する感知器の種類

力覚 受容器 応答面積 応答速度
痛覚 自由神経終末
触覚 メルケル触盤(SAⅠ) 広い 遅い
マイスナー小体(RAⅠ) 広い 速い
パチニ小体(RAⅡ) 狭い 速い
ルフィニ終末(SAⅡ) 狭い 遅い


なぜかかとがガサガサになるのか? 皮膚(肌)の構造(図2)から理由を調べてみる







かかとは歩くときに基本的に一番初めに接地する部位であり、体重を支えるときの衝撃がかかりやすく、こすれやすい(摩擦が起こりやすい)ことから、 皮膚が角層から裂けてガサガサになると予想される。





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