Natural remedies to heal cracked and painful heels

By April 1, 2019 Health & Nutrition

Cracked heels is a sign of negligence that we must not ignore as it can lead to peeling of skin, itching, achy feet and even bleeding if not dealt with on time. The article below presents natural remedies to cure cracked heels and attain soft, perfect heels that you deserve. Team RetyrSmart

Natural remedies to heal cracked and painful heels

1. Rice flour, honey and apple cider vinegar scrub

Applying this paste after soaking your feet in warm water for 10 minutes exfoliates the skin and separates the dead skin cells.

2. Banana pulp foot mask

Blending a ripe banana and applying it on your cracked heels for 20 minutes can moisturize and give you soft skin.

3. Vaseline and lemon juice

Apply this paste and leave it on overnight; the moisturising properties of vaseline and the acidic nature of lemon deals with dry and painful feet.

4. Honey

Pour honey in a bucket of warm water and soak your feet for 20 minutes. The natural antiseptic and soothing properties found in honey rejuvenates dead skin cells.

5. Listerine and white vinegar

Prepare a mixture of Listerine, white vinegar, warm water and soak your heels in it for 20 minutes. The thymol and alcohol in Listerine cures cracked heels and the mild acidic nature of vinegar softens dry skin.

6. Vegetable Oil

Put on a pair of socks after applying vegetable oil to your heels and leave it overnight. Vitamin A, D and E present in this oil will nourish and regenerate new skin cells.

7. Vicks Vaporub

Vicks has camphor, menthol and eucalyptus that traps moisture and gives a cooling effect so, leave it on overnight.

8. Oatmeal and olive oil

The anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties of oatmeal cures cracked heels when made into a thick paste and applied for 30 minutes.

9. Sesame oil

Soften and soothe cracked dry feet by massaging sesame oil and leaving it on overnight as it has nourishing and moisturizing properties.

10. Tea tree oil and coconut oil

Tea tree oil and coconut oil can cleanse and improve the condition of the skin, making it softer. Apply it overnight and remember to wear a pair of socks………..

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