The Healthy posted "10 Genius Solutions for All of Your Winter Skin-Care Problems" featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel and Visha Skincare.
If cracked heels, flaky scalp, and other winter skin problems are bothering you, don't worry—top doctors and experts are revealing their most genius top-secret skin solutions.
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Try this crazy trick for cracked heels
Forget the foot scrubs if you're prone to cracked heels, especially in the winter, Purvisha Patel, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare, says super glue can be applied to relatively minor heel cracks to keep the skin together. It's not a long-term solution, but it will allow your dry, cracked skin enough time to heal while you slather on the ointments and cotton socks to keep the problem at bay. Find out what dermatologists do in the winter that you don't.
Kick fungus to the curb with this winter favorite
You probably already have a tub of Vick's VapoRub at home, which is good news, because that old favorite is actually just what the doctor ordered to keep gross foot fungus issues away, too. "I use Vick's on fungus and toenails," explains Dr. Patel. "It helps clear your toes before sandal season, and all you have to do is put it on every night during the winter." The product's main ingredients, menthol, camphor, and eucalyptus oil, all have anti-fungal properties.