Would you feel too afraid to remove your shoes in public due to cracks in your heels? Although we spend a great deal of time looking after our face skin, our feet are largely ignored. A lack of care and grooming can cause your heels to crack.
Dry / cracked feet are a warning that your body is disregarded and one of the worst fears of most people. As there are no oil glands, the hair on the feet appears to get drier. This dryness causes the skin to crack.
Lack of moisturization, overexposure to pollution and certain medical conditions such as eczema, diabetes, thyroid, and psoriasis cause swollen, cracked feet to develop.
A common problem for both men and women, cracked heels are more common in women. This is because the majority of us spend all day on our feet. A survey report found that 20 percent of adults in the U.S. had cracked heels.
- Standing on your feet for too long on a daily basis.
- Walking barefoot, try to avoid this.
- Hot showers.
- Harsh soaps.
- Shoes that don’t fit your feet and especially your heels properly.
- Climate, such as cold temperatures or low humidity.
Getting broken heels is usually not an issue for most of the general population. However, it causes great pain for some, depending on how deep cracks are. Walking can also become extremely unpleasant. Here’s an incredible homemade remedy to help you get rid of the cracks:
You will need:
- One Pumice stone
- Two spoons of salt
- Two spoons of baking soda
- Lukewarm water
Just pour the water and place the soda and salt in the bowl. Soak the feet for fifteen minutes and clean with the pumice stone after patting them dry. That’s going to take off the dead skin.
You will need:
- Two spoons of oil
In a bowl, add the sugar and 2 spoons of oil and massage your feet with the scrub you’ve just prepared for 5 minutes. Then, clean the feet with fresh water.
You will need:
Add the oil and the candle in a bowl and pour in hot water. Let it cool then. Use the foot cream you have already prepared by adding it to your feet after it is finished. Then cover with socks. Many people don’t have broken heels seriously. It can cause discomfort if you go barefoot. In some cases, cracks in the heels may get very deep and cause pain.
Mash 2 ripe bananas in a smooth paste. Unripe bananas have a strong skin acid. Gently rub the paste around the feet, including the nail beds and sides of the foot. Hold on for 20 minutes. Rinse your feet after 20 minutes with clean water.
Do this every night before going to bed for two weeks or until you are satisfied with the results. Bananas are a natural skin moisturizer. They contains vitamins A, B6, and C, all helping to maintain and hydrate the elasticity of the body.
Put your feet in warm water for about 20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. Add 3–4 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice to a tsp of Vaseline. Mix well together. Use this combination on your feet and other broken bits of your foot. Wear a few socks of wool and let them sit overnight. Wash with warm water in the morning.
Vaseline serves as a moisturizer and citric acid from lemon juice facilitates peeling of the skin and regeneration of new skin cells.
Place half a cup of Epsom salt in a foot bath to warm water. Soak your feet into it for 15 minutes. Scrub to remove dead hair. Do this 2-3 times a week. Epsom salt softens the skin and slows down the inflammation. The sulfates help cells remove toxins and heavy metals, relieve discomfort and help eliminate harmful substances from the body.
Typically vegetable oil is used to rehydrate cracked skin. Soak the feet for about 10 minutes in soapy water and clean the affected area with a pumice stone. Make sure you do not cause unnecessary harm to your feet by scrubbing the dead skin. Add some vegetable oil to the completed scrubbing areas.