Examples: foot fissures, especially on heels, nipples when you are keeping breast-feeding
Such factors like insufficient water intake, rapid temperature fluctuation, skin friction and contact with chemicals affects the natural moisture balance of your skin and it can cause skin fissures. Skin fissures and dryness are mostly happening on feet (especially in heels area), on hands and elbows, where skin is most movable and it is contacting with other surfaces and irritants, as well as on nipples when you are keeping breast-feeding.
Daily skincare will help avoiding skin fissures and healing in the event of damages.
Nipple fissures and how to avoid them
When starting breastfeeding, the new mothers often encounter one of the most common problems – painful nipples – in the case of 34-96%. In 29-76% of cases, skin lesions, such as wounds, cracks, redness, swelling and bloodsucking of the skin*, may also appear in the nipples and areolas.
How to prevent nipple cracking**:
* Shanzi M. at all «Comparison of the Effects of Lanolin, Peppermint, and Dexpanthenol Creams on Treatment of Traumatic Nipples in Breastfeeding Mothers» Journal of Caring Sciences, 2015 Dec; 4(4): 297–307.
** Kent JC at all «Nipple Pain in Breastfeeding Mothers: Incidence, Causes and Treatments», International Journal of Enviromental Research and Public Health, 2015 Oct; 12(10): 12247–12263.