In this post you will discover how to heal cracked heels with 10 home remedies for cracked heals..
Some health conditions may cause cracked heels. But the most common cause is by wearing open shoes such as sandals, slippers or walking barefoot. This makes the skin on the heels dry and when you run or walk the dry skin cracks because of the weight of the body on the feet.
The best solution for the skin of the feet to prevent it from cracking, is to wear closed shoes and put a moisturizer on your feet every day. But if you already have cracks on the skin, you can try the following home remedies for cracked heels.
How to Heal Cracked Heels With 10 Home Remedies for Cracked Heels
Diabetics should not use these remedies.
A Stone Pumice and Foot Bath
A stone pumice is easy to use:
- Before going to bed, soak your feet in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Then rub your heels with a pumice stone, being careful not to mistreat the cracked areas. (The dead skin cells will gradually start to shed, revealing smoother, softer skin.)
- Then rinse and dry feet,
- Put on a moisturizer before bed underneath your socks.
Repeat this procedure every night to meet the desired results. From then on if you want to keep your feet soft without cracks, I recommend wearing closed shoes and use moisturizer every night.
This is a treatment for dry hands but can also be used on the feet. Be very careful because the wax must be hot enough to smooth but not so hot that you burn your feet.
To use Paraffin:
- Pour one to two cups of paraffin into a bowl and add either a tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil.
- Pour hot water into the bowl until the wax melts.
- Stir well for the paraffin and oil to mix.
- Pour the mixture into a large enough bowl so you can fit both feet in.
- Then you need to wait until the top of the paraffin is white. (That means it shouldn’t be too hot.)
- Once you have made sure that the mixture is not too hot, put your feet in and leave for approx. 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes remove from the paraffin.
Avocado and Banana Cream
To make this cream:
- half an avocado and crush a small banana.
- Stir well and smear as a mask to the heels. wrap the feet in a piece of plastic such as cling film (which is used to cover food.)
- And leave for about 20 to 30 minutes
- Wash the cream off with water.
Repeat three times a week to get the desired results.
Lemon Scrub to Soften Hard Skin
This exfoliation scrub is to remove dead skin (which makes the foot feel rough and gritty) from the heels. This scrub should only be used if the skin is not cracked too much because if it gets into open skin it will burn a lot.
To make this remedy:
- add half a cup of sugar to quarter cup of lemon juice.
- Stir well.
- Wet feet and patches of rough, dry skin with scrub and massage in circular movements.
- Wash with water.
- Repeated every day until the skin is smooth and renewed.
Several coconut oil enthusiasts call it “a miracle for the skin.” Coconut oil not only helps the skin to retain water, but also removes dead skin cells. Besides, coconut oil can help strengthen the tissues beneath the epidermis.
To use coconut oil to soften feet:
- Simply massage your feet with coconut oil every night before bed
- And wear socks to help the coconut oil work overnight.
Papaya for Hardened Soles of the Feet
Papaya is a natural exfoliant and also serves to heal the skin and renew it. You can use Papaya even if the skin is broken. It will aid in repairing the tissues.
A very easy and very effective remedy is to:
- grind a piece of papaya and put the purée into the hardened parts of the foot.
Rose Water and Glycerin
The mixture of rosewater and glycerin is very popular to soften hands and also serves to soften hardened heels.
You can either buy Rose-water from the store, or:
- You can make your own Rose-water can by adding a cup of rose petals to a cup of boiling water.
- Let stand until cool.
- Remove the petals and keep the water.
- Add two tablespoons of glycerin to the rose-water and mix.
- Apply mixture every night to clean feet.
- Put your socks on leave overnight.
After about three nights of treatment, soak feet in a basin of warm water for about 10 minutes. With a pumice scrape the hard skin. Keep putting the mixture of rosewater and glycerin at night to keep feet soft.
Another way to soften the hardened skin on the heels is with castor oil.
To use Castor Oil:
- Thoroughly clean the skin of the feet.
- Apply Castor Oil to dry and cracked areas of the feet.
- Put on a pair of sock. (For best result, leave on over night.)
If the skin on your feet are so chapped that has been opened however, you should not use castor oil. And pregnant women should not use castor oil.
A Honey Foot Bath
To make a honey foot bath:
- pour a cup of honey into a basin of warm water and stir.
- Place feet in basin and let them soak for approx. half an hour.
- After Half an hour remove your feet from the basin and scrape parts of hardened and rough skin with a pumice stone.
- Rinse the feet and dry well.
Cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer and can be used to soften the skin on the heels.
Apply Cocoa Butter:
- Every night before going to bed you can put a generous amount of cocoa butter in the soles of the feet.
You should now know how to heal cracked heels. And once you have got rid of those nasty cracks, make sure you look after your skin by bathing your feet in warm salty water after you have spent hours on your feet in the day. Furthermore, I recommend you apply moisturizer to your feet before you go to bed in the evening. This will keep the skin on your feet soft, and help prevent feet from cracking further. I hope you are enjoying foods that are good for your skin.