The appear­ance of lin­ear cracks in the arms and legs is a com­mon prob­lem that many peo­ple suf­fer from every day. Accord­ing to the data, cracked heels appear in every third woman and fourth man over 40 years old, but the prob­lem is diag­nosed in teenagers and even chil­dren, espe­cial­ly when it comes to the for­ma­tion of cracks in the hands.

Cracks in the arms and legs can become entry gates for infec­tion. In addi­tion, it hurts and can great­ly affect your qual­i­ty of life.

Causes of cracked fingers and toes

There are many of them, but they are divid­ed into only two groups.

Internal (endogenous) causes

· Meta­bol­ic dis­ease

· Endocrine dis­eases, e.g. dia­betes, over­weight, obe­si­ty

· Vit­a­min defi­cien­cy — hypovi­t­a­minosis

· aller­gic reac­tions

· Dis­eases of the diges­tive tract, liv­er, kid­neys

· Flat feet and oth­er hand and foot defor­mi­ties

· Skin dis­eases: eczema, pso­ri­a­sis, etc.

· Long-term med­ica­tion

· Nutri­tion­al defi­cien­cies, such as severe fat restric­tion

External (exogenous) causes

· Mis­matched cloth­ing and footwear, such as wear­ing tight, non-breath­able shoes in sum­mer, as well as wear­ing syn­thet­ic socks, rub­ber and latex gloves

· Cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal fea­tures can cause cir­cu­la­to­ry dis­or­ders.

· Fail­ure to com­ply with the rules of per­son­al hygiene, in par­tic­u­lar:

- errors and com­pli­ca­tions when per­form­ing man­i­cure, pedi­cure, for exam­ple, the use of rough, abra­sive tech­niques, non-com­pli­ance with the rules of sep­tic and asep­sis;

- pro­longed expo­sure to chlo­ri­nat­ed water;

- long walk­ing on a hard sur­face with­out shoes and pro­tec­tion;

- dry skin due to var­i­ous rea­sons.

Cracks in the arms and legs are recur­rent in nature, there­fore, dur­ing treat­ment, it is nec­es­sary to deter­mine the cause of their appear­ance.

How to eliminate dryness and cracks on the fingers and toes, as well as feet

Any dis­ease is eas­i­er to pre­vent than to treat after. There­fore, adhere to the basic rules of pre­ven­tion.

First, when work­ing in the gar­den or around the house, use pro­tec­tive gloves. This will help pro­tect the skin of the hands from the aggres­sive effects of the envi­ron­ment and house­hold chem­i­cals. Pro­longed and con­stant expo­sure leads to dry­ness of the skin, which leads to cracks.

Sec­ond­ly, you must strict­ly adhere to the rules of hygiene, as well as skin care. Experts rec­om­mend the use of care and pro­tec­tive cos­met­ics, to aban­don aggres­sive sub­stances and pro­ce­dures. Apply mois­tur­iz­er or gel dai­ly.

Third­ly, it is impor­tant to ensure the intake of vit­a­mins and min­er­als in the body. The fol­low­ing nutri­ents should be present in suf­fi­cient quan­ti­ties in the diet:

vit­a­mins A, B7, C;

Min­er­als — cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium.

With a defi­cien­cy of these sub­stances, the like­li­hood of crack­ing on the fin­gers and toes, as well as on the feet, is high­est.

How to smear deep cracks on the fingers, toes and feet

For the treat­ment and pre­ven­tion of skin cracks, it is impor­tant to use heal­ing creams or oint­ments. For exam­ple, a series of Fin­ger­Fix and Hill­Fix prod­ucts from a Swiss man­u­fac­tur­er has a regen­er­at­ing and pro­tec­tive effect. The com­po­si­tion of oint­ments con­tains exclu­sive­ly herbal ingre­di­ents.


This is a cream for chapped skin of the hands, which has a pro­nounced regen­er­at­ing effect. The unique veg­etable for­mu­la of the cream cre­ates a pro­tec­tive film on the skin, which con­tributes to the rapid reduc­tion of dis­com­fort.

The cream will help to cope with many prob­lems, for exam­ple, with cracks, chaf­ing and even small cuts.

The cream con­tains only herbal ingre­di­ents:

· Veg­etable film for­m­ers;

· Olive and soy­bean oil, which pro­vides reju­ve­na­tion, nutri­tion, and also sat­u­rates the skin with vit­a­mins and min­er­als;

· Lecithin soft­ens the skin, stim­u­lates skin regen­er­a­tion and has an anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect;

· Cit­rus oil mois­tur­izes the skin, sat­u­rates it with vit­a­mins, min­er­als;

· The cream con­tains zinc, which stim­u­lates regen­er­a­tion and anti­sep­tic action. This ele­ment takes an active part in the work of local immu­ni­ty.

The cream also con­tains men­thol, which not only has a cool­ing effect, but also stim­u­lates micro­cir­cu­la­tion, which con­tributes to a speedy recov­ery. When apply­ing the cream, there are no tin­gling and oth­er unpleas­ant sen­sa­tions.


This heal­ing oint­ment, which quick­ly relieves pain, cre­ates a pro­tec­tive lay­er on the sur­face of the skin, which pro­motes the nat­ur­al regen­er­a­tion of dam­aged skin. The pres­ence of the film reduces dis­com­fort, pain.

The main ben­e­fits of the cream include:

fast for­ma­tion of a film and fill­ing of a crack with cream;

stim­u­la­tion of the regen­er­a­tion of dam­aged skin;

Reduc­ing pain and dis­com­fort when walk­ing and oth­er phys­i­cal con­tact.

The cream con­tains herbal ingre­di­ents, the active ingre­di­ents not only mois­tur­ize and restore the skin, but also reduce the exter­nal impact on skin dam­age.

How to apply FingerFix and HillFix creams

With clean, dry hands, a small amount of cream is applied to the crack. The main thing is that the skin is dry and clean. The cream is dis­trib­uted along the length of the crack.

After the fin­ger is moist­ened with water to acti­vate the action of the cream and fix the result, turn it into a film. For greater reli­a­bil­i­ty, it is rec­om­mend­ed to seal the crack with a ban­dage or plas­ter and do not remove it until the next use of the cream.

The first pro­nounced results can be replaced after 2–3 days, and the full course is about 7 days. If nec­es­sary, the course of appli­ca­tion can be extend­ed.