Exposure to dust particles, improper skin care and maintenance and sometimes overexposure to water and soap result in cracked heels. While at first it seems as a simple cosmetic issue, it may result in terrible pain in your heels accompanied with bleeding and making you unable to walk properly. Taking care of your foot is quite easy and not at all expensive.
Here Are Some Amazing Home Remedies That Cure Dry And Cracked Heels:
Loaded with vitamin E, stearic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid, sesame oil heals dry and cracked heels from within. It also has natural antioxidant properties that delay skin aging process. It repairs damaged skin cells, detoxifies the skin and cure antibacterial infections thereby solving cracked heels problem. Just apply handful of sesame oil on your feet before going to bed.
An excellent exfoliating agent, rice flour is totally cheap and is readily available. It removes dead skin cells from the feet and reveal softer skin without dryness and cracks. Take a few teaspoonfuls of rice flour and add apple cider vinegar and honey to the mix and make a paste. Soak your feet in this mixture for 15 minutes all the while scrubbing the feet.
Epsom salt not only moisturizes the skin on feet but also improves circulation for softer skin. To prepare an epsom salt soak for your feet, take a tub filled with warm water and add half a cup of epsom salt to it. Soak your feet in this solution for 10 minutes and keep on scrubbing your feet all this while. Remove feet and pat them dry.
Applying Vaseline or similar petroleum jelly on your feet right before going to bed works wonders on the dry and cracked skin. It deeply moisturizes the rough skin on your feet and also make it soft. Dip your feet in lukewarm water and remove dead skin cells. Pat them dry and apply Vaseline generously all over. You can also put socks on for better soaking.
Being a natural humectant, honey deeply moisturizes the dry skin of your feet. Besides, it has antibacterial properties that heal the cracked skin from within and heal any infections. Take a tub filled with lukewarm water and pour few drops of honey into it. Soak feet in this water-honey mixture for at least half an hour while scrubbing the feet gently.
Oatmeal has amazing exfoliating properties that remove dead skin cells and reveal soft and smooth heels. To prepare an oatmeal foot scrub, mix one teaspoon of oatmeal powder with equal amount of jojoba oil (for moisturizing) and make a thick paste. Apply this paste on your feet and scrub for 15 minutes. Wash off with regular water and repeat daily.
Apart from being a natural cleanser, lemon juice has amazing acidic property that softens the skin and prevents cracked heels. Add few drops of lemon juice to lukewarm water and soak your feet in this mixture for 15 minutes. Keep scrubbing your feet gently while you are soaking it. Wash off and pat dry.
Bananas have excellent moisturizing properties and can be used for curing cracked heels. Mash a ripe banana and apply the paste on clean feet. Let it remain for 15 minutes. Wash off with plain water and repeat daily.
Also known as neem, Indian Lilac cures cracked feet and relieves itchiness and infection. It soothes irritation caused by dry skin and has fungicidal properties. Make a paste of fresh neem leaves and add some turmeric powder to it. Apply it on your heels and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash off with warm water and repeat daily.
It contains vitamin E that deeply moisturizes dry and cracked heels and soothes irritation caused by it. Soak your feet in lukewarm water and scrub off all the dirt and dead cells from it. Pat them dry and apply olive oil generously on your feet. Repeating this procedure everyday will reveal smooth and soft heels.