Many people suffer from cracked heels, this is a sign of dehydration and lack of care. Although sometimes it is superficial, affecting only the outer layer of our skin, there are times when it can penetrate deep into the dermis and generate intense pain, as well as being unsightly.
There are multiple remedies to treat your cracked heels and restore their health. To prevent it from becoming a major problem, pay attention to these home remedies.
Before doing any other treatment for cracked heels and applying any other remedy, this is the first step you have to carry out, as it is the most effective home remedy of all to regenerate the cracked skin of the heels and moisturize it in depth.
- Mix in your hand a handful of Himalayan salt or unrefined sea salt with a splash of virgin olive oil.
- Rub your hands together so that both elements mix well and apply it by your heels and all over your foot if you want.
- Make small circles so that the most superficial cells detach and accelerate the regenerative process of the innermost cells.
- When you have done the peeling, rinse with plenty of water and dry the foot.
- Repeat this process once a month, especially if you are the kind of person who is frequently stubborn about your heels.
Vaseline and lemon juice
Vaseline and lemon act deeply on the skin helping to soften the hardness and reducing the problem of cracked heels.
- Dip your heels in hot, salted water for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Dry the feet well and then rub the heels with a spoonful of lemon juice and Vaseline.
- Cover your feet with cotton socks and let it work all night.
- Repeat the same treatment four or five days in a row.
It is the most suitable for dry areas and, as the name suggests, is extracted from the process of distillation of jasmine essential oil. Its smell is incomparable and its application, very simple.
The easiest way to use jasmine water is as a skin tonic, to hydrate and tone cracked heels.
Apply before putting any moisturizing product on the heel (such as vegetable oil, honey, etc), vaporizes the heel with the jasmine water as if it were a facial tonic, but on the feet. Without letting it dry, apply the moisturizing product. For greater effectiveness, it should be used every day.
Fit and healthy oils:
Using essential vegetable oils is a great remedy to moisturize and treat this problem. Use a good amount of oil (coconut, olive, almond) to deeply hydrate the dry skin of your heels. Once you have applied it, put on some cotton socks all night so that the oil acts while you sleep. In the morning, wash them and repeat the treatment every day.
Mask of banana and avocado:
This mask helps moisturize the skin, softens and improves the appearance of cracked heels. You just have to prepare a paste with a ripe banana and avocado. Apply this mixture on the skin of the cracked heels, let it act for half an hour and rinse.
It has very beneficial properties for the skin, which helps to hydrate and soften effectively. Just mix a cup of honey in a bucket of warm water and submerge your feet for 15 to 20 minutes and get a massage.
This plant has a great healing power making it an excellent choice for cracked heels. Aloe vera regenerates the skin and improves its appearance from within. Wash the feet and dry them well with a towel. Apply the aloe by the heels with a small massage. Repeat every day until your feet heal.
Listerine and vinegar
Listerine contains thimol and alcohol, which help fight the fungus of the toenail, heals cracked heels, softens the skin and treats plantar warts. The mild acid found in vinegar softens dry and dead skin, making it easy to exfoliate.
- Prepare the mixture with a cup of Listerine, a cup of white vinegar and two 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.
- Dry carefully patting and moisturizing.
- Repeat the treatment every day until your heels heal.
It has exfoliating and deep cleansing properties. Mix it with warm water.
Then give yourself a little massage, you can do it with a natural sponge so as not to hurt your feet or it can be with a pumice stone.
Wipe cracked feet with a towel after applying this remedy.
Do not forget to hydrate them daily, drink the recommended amounts of water and use an optimal footwear, especially in the summer, since you will walk a lot with sandals that will almost always expose the heels which causes them to dry out even more.