Probably you know that you can get cracked heels in summer. But you can also get them in winter due to the cold weather. So, if you want to keep your feet smooth, all you need to do is try some of these home remedies for cracked heels!
Nobody wants to have rough feet and cracked heels (also known as fissures). If the cracked get deep they’ll hurt while walking. These cracks or cuts may expose the skin to harmful bacteria leading to infections. If you want to have smooth feet, why not try some of our home remedies for cracked heels?
Cracked heels can be caused by more than open-toed shoes or dry air. They could be a sign of other health problems, such as: skin conditions, thyroid issues, vitamin deficiency, weight issues and aging. So if you have chronic dry or cracked heels, consider whether you’re at risk for these other health conditions and talk to your health care provider. Consider eating a diet rich in vitamin E, calcium, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids to maintain optimal skin health.
1. Epsom salt
Add 1/3 cup of Epsom salt to a bucket or large bowl wide enough to fit both feet. Fill with warm water and let your feet soak for 20-30 minutes. The Epsom salt helps to gently exfoliate the feet. Rub your feet with a light oil such as sesame oil or jojoba oil to keep them moisturized.
2. Avocado oil
Avocado oil is a natural skin soother. It’s excellent for cuts, scrapes and cracked skin. It helps to kill germs and heal and moisturize the skin. Rub a teaspoon of avocado oil on your feet before bedtime. Cover with socks and wake up in the morning having soft heels. Repeat each night until your skin is healed.
Add a cup of honey to a gallon of warm water. Pour the honey-water mixture into a bucket or large bowl wide enough to fit both feet. Soak your feet for 20-30 minutes. The honey helps moisturize and cleanse cracked heels, while keeping germs at bay that could lead to infection.
4. Pumice stone
Of all these home remedies for cracked heels, this one is maybe the easiest one. So, soak your feet in warm water and use a natural pumice stone to slough off dead skin cells. Rub your feet with a light oil such as sesame oil or jojoba oil to keep them moisturized.
5. Moisturizing foot bath
Add 1/3 cup of Epsom salt to a bucket or large bowl (wide enough to fit both feet), and fill it with warm water. Let your feet soak for 20-30 minutes. In order to keep your feet moisturized, rub on them coconut oil or your favorite carrier oil.
6. Banana and coconut mask
Mash a banana and 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply this mixture to your cracked heels and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash in a warm bath without using any soap and pat them dry. The banana and coconut oil are loaded with natural enzymes that help to encourage cell turnover and moisturize skin.
7. Shea butter
Organic Shea butter is a rich emollient packed full of nutrients, such as vitamins A, D, E and F as well as antioxidants and essential fatty acids, to help combat dry skin. A little goes a long way with Shea butter. You can soak your feet in a bucket or large bowl (wide enough to fit both feet) and fill with warm water and 1 tablespoon of Shea butter for 15 minutes. Or you could you massage feet with 1-2 tablespoons of Shea butter and cover feet with socks overnight.
8. Coconut oil
Massage a spoonful of coconut oil on each cracked heel and cover with socks before going to bed. In the morning, your heels should be smoother and softer. Repeat as needed each night until your cracked heels are better. Coconut oil is an natural sanitizer and helps to kill germs that could lead to infection.
9. Wool socks
One of the biggest causes of cracked heels is the lack of moisture. In order to trap the body heat in the feet, wear wool socks. This will help to prevent the loss of moisture.
These were our home remedies for cracked heels and we hope that they will help you!