This winter is a time when those whacky cold winds leave you with a dry skin. So, it is important to take care of your skin specially your toes which are the most neglected part of the body to avoid cracked heels. Dry cracked heels are a common problem, but if not treated may lead to redness, inflammation and painful heels. Some of the causes of cracked heels are Conditions like eczema, psoriasis, corns and calluses, diabetes and thyroid disease may also contribute to the problem.
Best natural remedies to cure those cracked heels.
For treating cracked heels, apply a mixture of candle wax and mustard oil and leave it on overnight to see the difference.
A variety of vegetable oils can be used to treat and prevent cracked heels. Olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil or any other hydrogenated vegetable oil will work. For best results, use this remedy before going to bed to allow ample time for the oil to fully penetrate your skin.
Exfoliating the skin on your feet and heels will help remove dead skin, thus preventing cracking and dryness. Rice flour can be used a part of a homemade exfoliating scrub.
The acidic property in lemons can be very effective in softening rough skin that leads to cracking.
Soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes in warm water with lemon juice added to it. Avoid using very hot water, which can cause your feet to dry out more.
Scrub your cracked heels using a pumice stone.
Make a mixture of glycerin and rosewater and apply it to your feet for say 15 days and you will be amazed to see the results.