The never-ending errands constantly demand attention, and you’d have to be available on your feet all day long. Tired and neglected heels get too little or no attention throughout the day. Those cracked and rough feet could send you displeasing alarms that they need proper TLC (Tender. Love. Care). It is essential to pause and offer your hard-working feet with the much-deserving TLC at regular intervals to avoid severe issues in the future. Before that, let’s find our ideal reasons behind heels cracking.
Reasons for Cracked Heels
- Standing on your feet for a prolonged duration
- Walking for long duration in improper footwear or barefoot
- Extended hot showers
- Over scrubbing feet
- Not moisturizing enough
- Introducing feet to harsh soaps that disturb the natural oil of your skin
- Uncovered feet in cold temperatures
Although indulging in a foot care routine on regular basis can be time-consuming, everything will be worth it when you see results. The definition of healthy-looking feet is when they are ultra-smooth and soft. Here’s how you can get rid of cracked heels at home without spending much:
Home Remedies for Cracked Heels
- Shea Butter
Take a bowl and mix one tablespoon of Shea Butter with a few drops of Olive Oil. Blend well and gently massage your feet in a circular motion. Cover your feet with a woollen pair of socks to ensure the moisture is locked within. For better results, follow this procedure at night and let it stay overnight. Wash your feet first in the morning with lukewarm water.
- Tea Tree Oil
Take a bowl and mix five drops of Tea Tree Oil along with one tablespoon of Olive Oil. Blend it well with a spoon and gently apply it on your cracked heels. Massage for a while, in a circular motion for at least 10 minutes, and pull up woollen socks. For better results, follow this procedure at night and let it stay overnight. Wash your feet first in the morning using lukewarm water.
- Petroleum Jelly
Dip you’re tired and cracked feet in a hot water tub for at least fifteen minutes. Use a scrubber to exfoliate your heels. Pat dry your feet and gently smear a pea-size amount of moisturizer lotion. Use Petroleum Jelly as a top-up to lock the moisture within. Wear your pair of socks and for better results, follow this procedure at night. Let it stay overnight and wash them the next morning with water.
- DIY Foot Spa
All you need is salt, glycerine, and rose water to prepare your own foot spa. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of rose helps prevent cell damage. It further helps in soothing dry and exasperated skin. Glycerine, moreover, aids in offering and retaining the natural moisture in the skin. Dip your feet in salt water for at least fifteen minutes. Scrub your feet for evenness, and apply the blend of glycerine and rose throughout the feet. Gently massage well and cover your feet with a woollen pair of socks to lock in moisture within. For better results, follow this procedure at night and let it stay overnight. Wash your feet first in the morning using lukewarm water.
- DIY Foot Mask
Take a bowl to add two tablespoons of coconut oil. Add one mashed banana to this and blend well to make a fine paste. Gently apply this paste to your cracked heels and allow it to stay for at least half an hour. Wash off your feet with water and pat dry with a woollen towel. Apply a minimal moisturizer and wear socks for an excellent result. Coconut oil and banana are known for their natural enzymes, which enhance the process of cell rejuvenation while moisturizing the affected skin.
Healing Foot Crack Cream
You’re tired or cracked feet can be effectively resolved from the comfort of your home without putting much effort into it. Use Healing Foot Crack Cream enriched with the goodness of 7 natural ingredients backed by Ayurveda. This specially crafted foot care cream from Healing Pharma evenly hydrates, soothes, and restores affected feet without any side effects. Try this out to witness never-before nourished and happy feet.
**Please consult your skincare expert before using any medicated cream to understand its efficacy and side effects.