Flaunting your charm and beauty from head to toe; Don’t ignore your foot! Most people look at your foot when they see you first! Foot care is as essential as skin care and hair care! One of the major disturbing conditions is cracked heels. Cracked heels, the dried, peeling and flaky skin in the heel area is not just painful, but doesn’t look good! Get your quick fixes to the cracked heels in a jiffy!
Lemon and Salt Water Mask
Squeeze half of a lemon and a pinch of salt to the warm water. Place your foot and immerse in water for about 10 to 15 minutes. You can then scrub or wash the foot.
Wash the foot properly and pat it dry. Apply generous quantity of glycerin to the cracked areas. You can try this before going to bed. Leave it overnight. It is an overnight remedy and you will see remarkable difference in the morning!
Oil Massage or Vaseline
Just like glycerin, you can try applying oil or Vaseline or any moisturizing creams before you sleep! Cracked heels are caused mainly due to dry skin. Moistening the foot treats the dryness and reduces the cracks. You can try olive oil or coconut oil. For extremely dry foot, you can use almond oil.
You can add moisturizing liquids say, oils or honey or apple cider vinegar in every scrub you make at home.
Yes, rice scrub is an effective remedy for cracked heels. Grind the rice and mix the rice flour with honey or oil and apply on the foot. You can use the rice batter or rice flour (powdered rice) to make a scrub. Wash your legs after 15 minutes with warm water.
Oatmeal makes a great scrub for cracked heels. Powder the oatmeal, mix with honey or oil and apply on the cracked areas.
Get pumice stone and gently exfoliate the skin. When the skin is dry, dead skin accumulates and may cause pain. Scrub the skin with pumice stone and exfoliate to remove the dead skin cells.
Don’t soak your legs in water too much
Too much water exposure makes the skin extremely dry! Remember not to expose your foot in water frequently. It would further aggravate the cracks.
Epsom Salt Soak
Put a handful of Epsom salt in warm water and soak your feet. It soothes the skin, reduces the pain and itchiness and treats the cracks.
Develop a ritual to moisturize the skin including foot, the best way to prevent cracked heels.