Rough feet and cracked heels are something almost every person in the world will experience.
it is common, natural, and not always harmful.
Although, it does not make you feel comfortable and may not add to the beauty of your legs.
At times crack heel becomes painful when it is deep.
But it is not something that warrants you to fret, because there are some remedies for it.
And they are effective and proven to work.
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Although it is awesome a thing when you have flawless skin right from head to toe.
I have come across lots of people that claim to take their skincare regimen seriously.
Yes, these people have flawless skin but their feet are not always that smooth and blemish-free.
A pedicure section should be included in every skincare routine.
You can either fix an appointment at the spar or you give yourself the treat at home.
As a woman, it is more important you give your feet a nice treat at least twice a month.
Because dead skin tends to build at areas of the skin like the knee, feet, and knuckles.
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So today we don’t want to seek a chemical alternative, we will take a look at 5 home remedies to cure cracked heels and rough feet.
What causes dry feet and cracked heels?
The feet are often faced with a lot of pressures, ranging from carrying the whole body and getting dry out by the sun.
So that often makes the skin there to be dry and hard.
So the major causes of this problem are:
b. Standing for a long time
c. Walking barefooted
d. Athlete’s feet
h. Flat feet
i. Heel spurs
j. Sjogren’s syndrome
Some of the causes can be lack of moisture, thyroid, and psoriasis.
Besides, it happens to 80% adult in the world so its does not call for attention except if you have a special health need.
What home remedies can help soften my feet and heel?
There are numerous remedies, and we talk about the easiest and most effective.
1.Soak your feet and exfoliate it
This is the most simple and yet effective method to get rid of the crack heel.
The fact that the skin at the feet area is thick and dry makes it split.
By soaking it in water will help soften it before exfoliation comes.
Here’s how to do it.
- Soak your feet in warm soapy water for 20 minutes.
- When soft, use a scrubber to scrub your feet to get rid of dead skin cells.
- Wash your feet with a sponge and lukewarm water to make them smooth.
- Wipe your feet clean
- Apply castor oil or balm to your feet
- Wear a sock to keep your feet fresh.
You can also give moisturizing heel sleeves a try to keep your feet smooth and soft.
Nb: Don’t scrub your feet when it is hard and dry to avoid injury.
Make sure to soak your feet till it’s soft. 20 minutes may not be enough as the case may be.
If it is not soft after 20, soak it for more.
2.Honey for clear feet
I don’t know how true is this, because I haven’t tried it myself.
According to a study carried out by NCBI, they made it known that honey has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
But, a lot of people testified to its effectiveness on the skin.
All you have to do is soak your feet in lukewarm water as said in step 1, then scrub your foot with honey.
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And before going to bed, apply some amount of your honey evenly on your feet.
3.Soft heel concoction for a cracked and rough heel.
This aspect worth every stress it gives.
It will leave your feet’ skin more smooth, supple, and glowing.
You will only need some ingredients to do this and this can be gotten from your kitchen.
All you have to do is to;
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- Get warm and soapy water
- 100 ml seed oil
- marbles or foot scrubber
- neem leave
- 7 drops of sandalwood oil
Then you should mix everything in your lukewarm soapy water.
Dip your foot into it for 20 minutes or more depending on how hard your feet are.
Use your scrubber to scrub out every dead skin cell.
Pat your feet dry and apply your balm.
This home remedy is very effective and you should give it a try.
4.Lime and sugar remedy for a cracked heel.
Yet another simple and powerful home remedy for a cracked heel.
This will only take 10 to 15 minutes of your time.
What should you do?
All you have to do is to cut your lemon into two halves, get 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Then scrub both into your cracked feet till you feel every dead skin cell is gone.
To make it more effective, soak your feet in lukewarm water for 20 minutes before exfoliating it with lemon and sugar.
5.Vegetable oil for cracked heels
Yeah, vegetable oil is proven to contain emollients that can help soften and soothe rough skin including heels.
According to stylecraze, it is made known that vegetable oil has emollient properties along with antimicrobials, antiinflammatory, and antioxidants that are necessary for building healthy skin.
What you have to do is gently wash your feet with warm water and mild soap.
Then pat it dry.
Apply your vegetable oil to it and wear cotton socks.
To make it more effective, wear it overnight and wash it off in the morning.
Conclusion on 5 home remedies to cure cracked heels and rough feet.
Rough feet and crack heels are something that must be taken care of if you and I want to have a flawless skin tone.
It is important as well to have a feet care routine as much as we have a skincare regimen for healthy skin.
The mentioned above home remedies will surely help get rid of dry, crack, and rough heel/feet and give you a smooth and soft foot.
Over to you
How do you see my post on 5 home remedies to cure cracked heels and rough feet? What is or was your experience with dry, rough, and crack heels?
What remedy do you use to get that supple and crack-free foot?
What other remedy do you think is effective and how do we go about it?
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