Are you looking for some tips for getting rid of cracked heels and dry skin?
The main causes of dry feet and cracked heels are:
• Digestive problems
• Not caring for feet properly
• Lack of moisture
• Using lots of medicine
• Dry air
• Vitamin B3 deficiency
Cracked heels can be annoying, uncomfortable and sometimes very painful. Quick action will reduce the pain. Here are 10 tips for getting rid of cracked heels and dry skin.
Before applying any of these treatments, take a water tub, add 2 jugs of lukewarm water to dip your feet in. Soak your feet for about 10-20 minutes. Use scrubbers or a pumice stone to scrub heels.
To get the best results apply overnight and wear a pair of cotton socks.
Wash off in the morning with lukewarm water.
1. GLYCERIN and ROSE WATER
This mask is perfect for taking care of dry feet and cracked heels. Take a lemon, salt, glycerin, rose water and mix together. Apply to your feet. Repeat for a few days until your heels are soft and healed.
2. VEGETABLE OIL
Feet are the most dried part of a body, but keeping them moisturized will help. Apply a layer of vegetable oil on the cracked parts. Wear socks. Repeat for a few days. Your feet and heels will be smooth and soft.
Ripe bananas are one of the cheapest home remedies for heels. Take the pulp of a ripe banana and apply it over cracked parts. Keep it on for 10 minutes, then wash off. You can also make a foot mask using ripe banana and avocado. Take a ripe banana and half an avocado. Blend them together. You will get a creamy paste. Apply over your heels. All vitamins in the mask will moisturize and heal the cracked parts.
4. VASELINE and LEMON JUICE
Take 1 tbsp Vaseline and lemon juice. Rub this mixture over your heels. Be sure you rub thoroughly until it gets absorbed into your skin.
5. PARAFFIN WAX
Take some paraffin wax and mix with mustard oil or coconut oil. Heat the mixture to fully melt the wax. Leave to cool down at room temperature. When it is cooled apply to heels.
Mix a cup of honey in half a bucket of warm water. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. Scrub gently to reveal soft feet.
7. RICE FLOUR
This is a great scrub and an effective way to keep your feet soft. Use 2-3 tbsp of ground rice, a few spoons of honey and apple cider vinegar to make a thick paste. You can also add olive oil or almond oil to this mixture.
8. OLIVE OIL
This is one of the most natural ways to get smooth heels. Apply olive oil with a cotton ball and massage your feet for 10-15 minutes. You can also make feet cream using olive oil. Use 1tbsp olive oil + lemon juice + lavender oil + equal amount of water. Mix all ingredients and the cream is ready.
Mix 1 tbsp of oatmeal and some jojoba oil to make a thick paste. Apply and leave overnight.
10. SESAME OIL
It is the same as other oils to apply to your cracked heels. Sesame oil has so many beneficial components for the skin. It also gets rid of the pain from cracked heels.
Besides using these DIY remedies, eat foods with vitamin B3: turkey, chicken, mushrooms, fish, seeds, avocados etc.