Cracked heels / heel fissures are the linear cuts at the lower surface of the feet. It sometimes worsens to such an extent that it ends up bleeding with severe pain. Cracked heels are a nightmare for us beauty conscious ladies. Our busy feet skin tends to cut open as they are drier and paid very less attention than any other parts of our body.
10 Simple Cracked Heels Home Remedies
Also overweight, medical conditions, exposure to pollution and dust, standing long hours in water and improper foot wear leads to cracked heels.
Here are few simple home remedies for cracked heels.
Glycerine and rosewater:
Mix equal portions of glycerine and rosewater and store in an air tight bottle. Apply the solution to cracked heels regularly before bed time. The two provide excellent moisture to feet.
Massage your feet with sesame oil regularly. You will find immediate nourishment for cracked heels. You will enjoy softened feet in just few days.
Bee wax is another efficient remedy for cracked heels. Heat a small piece of bee wax and melt them to watery form. Apply them to feet cuts at bed time and cover them with a clean pair of socks to avoid mess.
Lemon and Honey:
Squeeze half lemon and mix them with a spoonful of honey. Lemon is an excellent acidic agent which removes dry skin dead skin. The honey combined provides moisturizer to the cracked skin.
Lemon juice may be irritating and painful on deep cuts, in such cases add more of honey to balance the heat.
Warm any of your favourite body oil and give an oil massage to your feet. Wash your feet with luke warm water after an hour. Oil massage not only heels feet cracks but also provide relaxation to your busy tired feet.
A scoop of fresh aloe gel application prevents the occurrence of heel fissures. At severe conditions mix aloe gel with turmeric, neem or holy basil.
Mix one cup of honey with one bucket of water. Do not add hot water as it makes skin more drying. Soak your feet in the bucket for 15minutes and rinse to dry. Honey being a moisturiser, makes your feet very smooth.
Blend handful of oatmeal to powder and mix it well with jojoba oil. Scrub your clean feet with this mixture to exfoliate gently. Leave for half an hour and rinse with warm water.
Oatmeal is anti-inflammatory and scrubs out the dry dead skin easily and jojoba oil softens skin.
Rice flour is one more scrubbing agent that cleanses the skin. Mix a spoon full of rice flour with honey, few drops of almond oil and apple cider vinegar. Clean and soak your feet with warm water and exfoliate with the mixture. Repeat the scrubbing process for every alternate day.
Milk and Honey:
Make a mixture of honey and milk with a ratio of 1:2. Pour the solution in a soaking basin and dip your clean feet in the basin for 10 minutes. Massage your soaked feet for some while and rinse with warm water. The two make a natural moisturiser and helps regain skin softens.
Try any of these homemade solutions and enjoy soft smooth feet. If you have more remedies for cracked heels, do share with us.
*Written By Chand