The skin on the heels is thick and dry, and with excessive activity, it tends to bleed and crack.
Cracked heels are a common foot condition, which can cause discomfort or even pain. They result from dry skin and are accompanied by thickened skin, plus sometimes yellow or brown calluses around the heel edge.
Often, the only problem with cracked heels is their appearance. However, in some cases, the condition can be severe if the cracks become infected.
Although it occurs in both adults and children, it seems to be severe among women.
Standing on a cold or hard floor for long, intensive walking, and being overweight are some of the reasons heels crack.
But these problems can be fixed when you try the lifestyle listed below.
1. Vegetable oil
Studies show that vegetable oils contain emollient properties, along with antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing properties.
They act as nutritional building blocks for healthy skin. These potent qualities of vegetable oils can help treat cracked heels.
Procedure:Wash your feet and dry them with a clean towel. Apply a layer of vegetable oil on the affected area.
Wear a pair of thick socks and leave them on overnight. In the morning, wash your feet.
Honey is a natural antiseptic that aids in the healing of cracked feet, and its soothing properties aid in skin rejuvenation.
In a half-bucket of warm water, combine one cup of honey.
Soak your feet in the water-honey mixture for approximately 15-20 minutes. Gently scrub away.
3. Shea butter
Shea butter moisturizes, hydrates, and nourishes the skin. Additionally, due to its vitamin A and vitamin E content, it has healing properties and improves a variety of skin conditions associated with dryness.
Apply shea butter to your feet and massage for a minute or two to ensure complete absorption.
Socks should be worn and the shea butter should be left on overnight.
4. bananas and avocados.
Avocados are high in vitamins A and E, as well as omega fatty acids and other nutrients that aid in wound healing. Banana is a natural moisturizer. These properties may assist in the treatment of cracked heels.
Blend a ripe banana and half an avocado until smooth. Apply this thick, creamy paste to the heels and soles of your feet.
Allow 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing your feet with lukewarm water.
5. Coconut oil
Coconut oil hydrates dry skin and aids in the removal of dead skin cells. It has the ability to penetrate the skin's deeper layers and nourish them.
Apply liberal amounts of coconut oil to your feet. Put on your socks and retire to bed. In the morning, shower as usual.
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