Cracked Heels Home Remedies
How can one treat cracked heels at home? There are few easy-to-make home remedies you can try if you have mildly cracked heels or if you find that your calluses are getting darker and are beginning to show signs of fissures. Here are some of them:
- While you might be tempted to scrape off these cracks with the use of a razor blade or a knife, don’t.
- Get a basin of warm water and soak your feet in it. After ten to fifteen minutes, take each foot out of the water and with the use of a pumice stone, slowly and carefully scrub the thick dead skin on the heels of your feet. After scrubbing off your heels, dry them off and put some lotion on your heels. Wear a pair of soft cotton socks to keep the moisture in. Do this every day to gradually remove the cracks on your heels.
- Coconut oil is also a remedy for cracked heels. Add some pure wax into some hot coconut oil, cool then apply this mixture on your dry and cracked heels.
- Another wax-based cure can be made with mustard oil and paraffin wax. Melt the paraffin wax. Mix the mustard oil in and apply this mixture to your cracked heels at night before bed. Using an old pair of clean socks, keep this mixture on your heels overnight. Rinse off in the morning and moisturize with lotion.
Heel Fissure Treatment
Application of homemade foot scrub prepared using salt or sugar, baby oil, coconut oil or applying moisturizers like cocoa butter, Eucerin is effective in treating heel fissure. Rubbing stridex pad on the affected part exfoliates dry skin, washing feet in lukewarm water followed by application of Vitamin E oil, or directly massaging the cracked skin on feet using cucumber juice or pulp also shows significant improvement. Preparing mixture of turmeric powder, honey, olive oil and sandalwood powder also helps to make skin soft and smooth.