There are many causes of cracked heels, ranging from basic reasons such as wearing flip flops too often or the wrong shoes, too much pressure from standing too often, to more serious reasons like deficiencies such as lack of vitamins, minerals and zinc in your diet, which can adversely affect your heel health or even due to genetics.
Most of the times, if it’s not a serious case of cracked heels, you can simply heal the cracked heels by scrubbing your feet, applying Vaseline generously and sleeping with socks on. After all, the cracked heels are mostly due to lack of moisture. However, for the more severe cases, you need to go an extra mile to take care of those heels. There are several home remedies out there for cracked heels. However, many people swear by this method which is deemed as one of the most efficient ones out there. Good thing is that it’s pretty easy and affordable and you should see the results within a matter of days,failure to which you should consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Here’s how to go about it:
1. First, prepare a warm water treatment. You will need:
-Luke warm water
-2 spoons of baking soda
-A pumice stone
-2 spoons of salt
Pour the warm water in a foot basin and add the baking soda and salt and mix well. Soak your feet in the mixture for 15 minutes, before exfoliating properly with the pumice stone and drying your feet.
2. Secondly, you need to prepare a scrub for your feet. You will need:
-2 spoons of oil (preferably olive oil)
Into a small bowl, mix the two ingredients together then massage your feet with this scrub for about 5 minutes before rinsing off.
3. Last step is moisturizing the feet. You will need:
Add 2 spoons of oil and a small piece of candle in a bowl and place it in hot water until the ingredients melt. Let the mix cool off and rub it on your feet. Put socks on before going to bed. Your feet will say bye bye to cracks within no time.