Some health conditions may cause cracked heels. But the most common cause is wearing open shoes such as sandals or slippers or walk barefoot. This makes the skin on the heels is dry and the next time you run or walk dry skin is cracked by the weight of the body. The best solution for the skin of the feet will not crack is wear closed shoes and wear a cream moisturizer daily. But if you have cracks in the skin of feet, you can try the following home remedies.
Important: Diabetics should not use these remedies.
(1) Pumice and foot bath
before going to bed, soak your feet in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rub your heels with a pumice stone, being careful not to mistreat the cracked areas. They will gradually be apparent dead skin cells, revealing smoother skin. Then rinse and dry feet, you put on a moisturizer and you wear socks.
This procedure is repeated every night to achieve the desired results. From then on if you want to keep the soft feet without cracks you must wear closed shoes and use moisturizer every night.
(2) Paraffin treatment
This is a treatment for dry hands but also can be used on the feet. Be very careful because the wax must be hot enough to smooth but not so hot that you go to burn your feet. One or two cups of paraffin are poured into a bowl and add a tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil. Keep the bowl on boiling water until the wax melts. Stir well for paraffin and oil mix. The mixture is poured into a large bowl with room for both feet. You must wait for the top of the paraffin see white, that means it is not so hot. Do not go to dip your feet when the wax is liquid.
Once you have made sure it is not too hot, you put your feet and leave for half an hour. After half an hour remove the paraffin.
(3) Avocado cream and bananas
To make this cream crush an half avocado and a small banana. Stir well and smeared as a mask on heels. Wrap the feet in plastic paper used to cover food and left about 20 or 30 minutes and washed. Repeate this three times a week to get the desired results.
(4) Lemon scrub to soften hard skin
This exfoliating is to remove dead skin from heels makes the foot feel rough and gritty . This scrub should only be used if the skin is not cracked much because if it gets into open skin will burn a lot.
To make the scrub half a cup of sugar is stirred with a quarter cup of lemon juice. Stir well, massage wet feet and rough patches, dry skin with the scrub in a circular motion. Wash with water. Repeat every day until the skin is renewed and smooth.
(5) Coconut oil
Several coconut oil enthusiasts call it “a miracle for the skin.” Coconut oil not only helps the skin to retain water, but also removes dead skin cells . Besides, coconut oil can help strengthen the tissues beneath the epidermis. You can massage your feet with coconut oil every night and wear socks to leave after work overnight.
(6) Papaya paste to the soles of the feet Hardened
A very easy and very effective remedy is to grind a piece of papaya and put the puree into the hardened parts of the foot. Papaya is a natural exfoliant and also serves to heal the skin and renew it . Papaya can be used even if the skin is broken and repairing tissues. you can follow beauty secrets of papaya here.
(7) Rosewater and glycerin
The mixture of rosewater and glycerin is very popular to soften hands and also serves to soften hardened heels. Rose water can be done by taking a cup of rose petals in a cup of boiling water. Let stand until cool. Seprate the water from the petals.Add two tablespoons glycerin and rose water mixture to your clean feet every night.
After about three nights of treatment, deep your feet in a basin of warm water for about 10 minutes with a pumice scrape hard skin. Keep continue this therapy to keep feet soft.
(8) Castor oil
Another way to soften the hardened skin on the heels is with castor oil . Put a plaster of castor oil and franelita mixture on the dry side. It is important to note that the skin can not be open. Pregnant women should not use castor oil.
(9) Foot bath with honey
A cup of honey is poured into a basin of warm water and stir. Feet are placed and left for half an hour. Scrap off the parts of hardened and rough skin with a pumice stone . Rinse and dry your feet well.
(10) Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer and can be used to soften the skin on the heels . Every night before going to bed you can put a generous amount of cocoa butter in the soles of the feet.
Take good care of your feets to keep your foot bad odor free, to remove corns and calluses on feet and to eliminate foot fungus.