Tips to Remove Cracked Heels
It is this lack of care and hygiene that causes your heels to crack.
Updated: December 12, 2018
Most of the time our feet are ignored when it comes to take care of our skin. It is this lack of care and hygiene that causes your heels to crack.
Here are some tips that help you attain the perfect heels. These include:
Listerine and vinegar for Cracked Heels:As Listerine contain thymol and alcohol, it help to fight toenail fungus, cure cracked feet, soothe skin, and treat plantar warts. The mild acids present in vinegar soften dry and dead skin, making it easy to exfoliate.
Therefore the mixture of these two ingredient works as wonder for cracked heels.
To prepare the mixture, mix one cup of Listerine, one cup of white vinegar, and 2 cups of water. Soak your feet in the mixture for 15 minutes. Remove your feet, and scrub them using a pumice stone to remove dead skin. Rinse with clean water. Pat dry, and moisturize. Repeat this process every day until your heels heal.
Rice flour, honey, and vinegar for Cracked Heels:Rice flour exfoliates, purifies, and mineralizes the skin. Honey is a natural antiseptic that helps heal cracked feet. Vinegar is a mild acid that softens dry and dead skin, making it easy to exfoliate. Therefore the mixture of these ingredient works as wonder for cracked heels.
To prepare the mixture, mix 3 teaspoon of rice flour, one teaspoon of honey, and 2 to 3 drops of apple cider vinegar. Stir well to form a thick paste. Soak your feet in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes, and then gently scrub using the paste to remove dead skin. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times a week or until your heels heal.
Banana for Cracked Heels:Banana is a natural skin moisturizer. It contains vitamins A, B6, and C, which all help to maintain the elasticity of the skin and keep it hydrated.
Mash two ripe bananas into a smooth paste. As unripe bananas contain acid that is harsh for the skin, make sure that the bananas are ripe. Gently rub the paste all over your feet, including the nail beds and sides of the toe. Keep it on for 20 minutes and rinse your feet with clean water after 20 minutes. Repeat this every night before going to bed for 2 weeks or until you are satisfied with the results.
Honey for Cracked Heels:Honey is a natural humectant, which draws water from the inner tissues to the outer layers of the skin. This fluid shift creates a plumping effect that helps the outer skin heal.
Add one cup of honey to a tub of warm water. Soak your clean feet in the mixture, and gently massage for 20 minutes. Gently exfoliate your skin using a pumice stone. Pat your feet dry, and apply a thick moisturizer. Repeat this process regularly before going to bed until your heels heal.
Vegetable oil for Cracked Heels:Vegetable oils are easily absorbed by the skin. Most vegetable oils contain vitamins such as A, D, and E, which all help nourish the skin and create new cells.
Wash your feet thoroughly and dry it using a soft towel. Apply a thick layer of vegetable oil to your heels and toes. Put on a pair of clean comfortable socks, and leave them overnight. Repeat this process regularly before going to bed until your heels heal.
Vicks VapoRub for Cracked Heels:Vicks VapoRub contains camphor, eucalyptus, and menthol in a turpentine oil base, which is emollient, thereby helps retain the moisture. The menthol and eucalyptus provide a cooling effect.
Apply a generous layer of Vicks VapoRub to your feet. Massage for 5 minutes, and then put on comfortable socks, preferably cotton. Wash your feet with lukewarm water the following morning. Repeat this process regularly before going to bed until your heels heal.
Baking soda for Cracked Heels:Baking soda is an exfoliant. It removes dead cells and also possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Baking soda can also neutralize foul odor.
Add 3 tbsp of baking soda to a bowl of lukewarm water. Mix well until the baking soda dissolves. Soak your feet in this for 15 minutes. Remove your feet, and scrub gently with a pumice stone. Rinse with clean water, and dry your feet with a clean towel. Apply some moisturizer. Repeat the procedure twice a week or until your heels heal.
Aloe vera gel for Cracked Heels:Aloe vera contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C, and E which have antioxidant properties. The cholesterol, campesterol, β-sitosterol, and lupeol contained in aloe vera have anti-inflammatory properties. Lupeol also acts as an antiseptic and analgesic. The auxins and gibberellins present in aloe vera help in wound healing.
Soak your feet in warm water, and scrub using a pumice stone to remove dead skin. Pat dry, and apply a thick layer of aloe vera gel to your feet. Wear cotton socks before going to bed. Wash with lukewarm water in the morning. Repeat this process every night for 4 to 5 days to see the results.
Vaseline and lemon juice for Cracked Heels:Vaseline acts as a moisturizer, and the citric acid in lemon juice promotes skin peeling and regrowth of new skin cells.
Soak your feet in warm water for about 20 minutes. Rinse, and pat dry. Add 3 to 4 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice to one teaspoon of Vaseline and mix it well.
Apply this mixture to your heels and other cracked parts of your feet. Wear a pair of woolen socks, and let it sit overnight. Wash using warm water in the morning.
Repeat this process regularly before going to bed until your heels heal.
Epsom salt for Cracked Heels:Epsom salt reduces inflammation and softens skin. The sulfates help flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
Add half a cup of Epsom salt to warm water in a foot basin. Stir well and soak your feet in it for 15 minutes. Scrub to remove dead skin. Pat dry, and apply a moisturizer. Repeat this process 2 to 3 times a week.
Follow these natural remedies instead of popping pills.