Cracked heels are one of the most embarrassing signs of lack of moisturization. Aside from its dry and flaky appearance, it’s also itchy and painful. No wonder, having cracked heels is both a health and a beauty problem.
Thankfully, there are natural ways on how to soothe dry and cracked heels, and they don’t cost an arm and leg.
One of the most effective ways to get rid of those ugly cracks on your heels is using aloe vera gel. Aloe vera contains skin-softening amino acids, which can soften and heal the ridges and cracks of your heels.
Soak first your feet in lukewarm water for a few minutes, then apply aloe vera gel to the affected area and leave it overnight. Do this every night for four to five days to achieve the desired results.
Apple cider vinegar
The mild acids found in apple cider vinegar naturally exfoliate dry and lifeless skin revealing healthy skin underneath. Soak your feet in one part apple cider vinegar and three parts warm water (the warmer the better) for 15 minutes. Then scrub your heels to slough off unwanted dead skin.
As a natural emollient, coconut oil contains fatty acids that provide super moisturizing effects to the skin. Furthermore, its ability to penetrate even the thickest layer of skin and nourish it makes coconut oil an effective remedy to dry and cracked heels.
All you have to do is apply coconut oil on your feet liberally and put on socks to help the oil penetrate. You can wash your feet the next morning. Do this for a few days until your heels become soft to touch.
Baking soda, an indispensable ingredient in baking is an amazing exfoliant, too. Its abrasive texture removes the unwanted dead skin cells of dry and cracked heels. Simply soak your feet in 5 liters of warm water mixed with 3 tablespoons of baking soda. After 10-15 minutes, use a foot file and gently scrub those unwanted skin.
Say goodbye to ugly cracked heels
Using an all-natural remedy may take a longer time to heal your cracked heels. The severity of the case is something to be considered as well. However, rest assured that keeping your feet clean, moisturized and free from stress will speed up the healing process. More importantly, with the use of natural products, you not only save some cash, you also spare yourself from unwanted side effects.
Source: Style Craze