Hello everyone, I hope all of you are fine, did you love my previous post that how to get beautiful feet then it’s time to read something new, everyone face this problem so that’s why I am writing this post, actually it’s a request from my dearest readers that’s why I start writing on it that how to heal cracked heels.
As we all know winter is right on the corner which means we are going to wear shoes and pumps, so it’s the perfect time to give your heels that special care and touch which they really want. Even if you don’t show off your heels it’s important to take care of them because no one likes dry and cracked heels. Cracked feet mainly cause due to working or walking with barefoot in water for a long time, may be due to harsh chemical products like soap or detergents.
Dry, cracked heels not only look bad, but they also can be uncomfortable. Many people have to deal with this issue, but should you really put up this kind of problem, especially when there are effective ways to heal cracked heels. Give your give the proper care and attention they deserve and become an owner of healthy and soft looking heels after following these home remedies which are specially made to help you to heal cracked heels.
9 Home Remedies for Cracked Heels
Before applying any home remedy doesn’t forget to wash your feet with warm water, scrub with a small brush.
1. Milk and Olive Oil for Cracked Heels
I will recommend you to soak your feet it will loosen all the dead skin cells. Milk and olive both have the moisturizing properties it definitely makes your heels soft.
- One cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Just fill up a tub with warm water, I think one-liter water is enough, now add milk and olive oil.
- Make sure you mix it up very well, so now just relax and soak your feet for about 20 minutes.
- This a great to read your favorite book or listening to your favorite tracks, it’s not a just a great way to relax but also help to soften up the dry, thick skin.
2. Natural Scrub for Cracked Heels
After soaking your cracked heels, it’s time to exfoliate them, why we buy any foot scrub if we make it easily at home. Sugar help to remove dead skin cells while olive oil softens and moisturize your heels, the citric acid in lemon also help to exfoliate, it’s super important to exfoliate your heels daily to remove all the dead and dry skin which causing cracked heels.
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 2 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- Add all the ingredients into a jar or a bowl, mix these ingredients all together, you should end up with a thick consistency, now it’s time to do some scrubbing.
- You have to focus on the areas where you know you have a lot of dead skin, massage your feet and heels in a circular motion.
- Exfoliate at least 5 minutes on each foot, and then simply wash it off. If you want more exfoliation you can use a pumice stone too.
- Don’t forget to apply a moisturizer after this.
3. Milk Cream for Cracked Heels
In this home remedy we are using three simple ingredients which can be easily found in our kitchen, sugar help to exfoliate our skin while milk cream moisturizes and give a softness, lemon has also had exfoliating and bleaching properties which help to heal cracked heels.
- 2 tablespoons milk cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- In a clean bowl, add all these ingredients and mix them well.
- Now start rubbing this mixture on your feet and cracked heels for 5 to 10 minutes.
- After exfoliating with this mixture, let it stay for more 10 minutes after that wash your feet with water.
4. Vaseline for Cracked Heels
Today I am talking about a product which is an amazing product which millions of people use on their day basis, it’s not the fact I also use this product every day that is our all time favorite Vaseline. Vaseline help to give your heels that enough moisture that they need.
- Your favorite body lotion
- A pair of socks
- Soak your feet in warm water for about 10 minutes, if you done some scrubbing that it will be extra beneficial if don’t then don’t worry.
- After that dry your feet gently and apply your favorite body lotion on them, wait for 1 or 2 minutes.
- Then grab Vaseline and massage it all over your feet for about 5 minutes to improve blood circulation.
- After that wear a pair of comfy socks, let the Vaseline works its magic overnight.
When you are at home try to wear socks because it not only make your feet warm but also protect you from environmental pollution which makes your heels dry and cracked.
5. Mash Banana for Cracked Heels
Banana is easily available in all seasons, banana helps to soften your cracked heels also gives a nice glowing look to them.
- 2 mashed ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- So grab a bowl add some slices of banana, now mash them properly and add lemon juice on it.
- Apply a thin coat of this mixture on all over your feet especially on the crack areas.
- Leave it on for 10 minutes after that wash it off with water.
Its gives a nice soft touch and it really helps you to heal cracked heels as soon as possible.
6. Coconut for Cracked Heels
As we all know that coconut has many beauty benefits but now it’s time to use some grated coconut in our recipe.
- ½ bowl grated coconut
- 1 mashed ripe banana
- In a clean bowl add grated coconut and mash banana, mix them well make sure it foams a thick paste.
- Apply this on your cracked heels you can apply it all over your feet as well.
- Wait for 30 minutes then wash it off with water and then dry with a clean cloth.
Repeat it every alternative day it will cure your cracked heels and your feet look beautiful.
7. Margosa Leaves for Cracked Heels
Margosa leaves are very well known as they are skin and hair purifier, it also known as neem leaves, its treats many skin problems from dandruff to acne, but did you know that they relieve dry skin, treats the skin dryness and gives a soothing effect to cracked heels.
- One cup of margosa leaves
- 2 tablespoons turmeric powder
- In a bowl take a cup of margosa leaves, crush them to make a fine paste, add turmeric powder.
- Mix these ingredients really well; now apply it on your cracked heels.
- Leave it on for 30 minutes, wash off with water and dry with a clean cloth.
8. Oatmeal for Cracked Heels
Oatmeal really helps to exfoliate, soften and scrub off dead cells, reveal new healthy skin. Oatmeal is a natural and gentle exfoliant. It soothes inflamed skin, remove the dead layer of skin, a good moisturizer and it also heals cracked heels.
- One bowl of Oatmeal
- One tablespoon of yogurt
- 3 tablespoon of olive oil
- In a clean bowl, mix all the ingredients together, mix it well.
- After warm water soak, massage your cracked heel using this mixture for about 10 minutes.
- Let it stay for more 5 minutes, then wash your feet and dry them with a cloth.
9. Coffee and Honey for Cracked Heels
Honey helps to moisturize your dry skin, coffee has a natural exfoliating properly so it help to remove dry skin and almond oil provides our cracked heels a boost of vitamin E and essential fatty acids which give the right amount of nourishment to them.
- 2 tablespoons coffee
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons almond oil
- Olive oil
- In a clean bowl, add these three ingredients together, mix them very well.
- Wash your feet well with warm water; gently scrub your cracked heels with this mixture for about to 10 minutes.
- Let it stay fo more 15 minutes, meantime listen to your favorite songs.
- After that wash it off, pat dry your feet and apply some olive oil.
22 Extra Useful Home Remedies to Heal Cracked Heels
- Soaking your feet soften the dead skin on your heels, soaking your heels in lemon juice for about 10 minutes at least once a week help cracked heels to heal faster and provides you relieve.
- You can soak your cracked heels in apple cider vinegar as well, take a clean cloth soak it with vinegar, take the cloth over your feet and let it set overnight; you can use tape to make sure that they remain in one place.
- Try alternating foot bath with hot and cold water, it promotes circulation and its comforting.
- To exfoliate, first soften your cracked heels by soaking, add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to a basin of warm water, you can also make a paste of about 3 part baking soda and one part water, massage it into your cracked heels.
- You may avoid peeling your dead skin, as it cause bleeding to get off dead skin cells you can use a pumice stone or a foot brush while in the shower after you get out of the shower and your feet are getting dry use a square nail block to buff your heels it makes them even smoother.
- Make a paste of oatmeal and herbal oil like olive, coconut or almond oil, these two ingredients offer major moisturizing properties, apply this paste to the entire foot, give extra attention to your cracked heels, let the mixture soak up into your feet for about 30 minutes, then rinse with cold water and pat your feet dry with a clean cloth.
- Make a paraffin wax mask, mix paraffin wax with some mustard oil, apply this on your cracked heels before you go to bed and cover your feet with a pair of socks.
- You can also use papaya and pineapple to make mask both have tons of enzymes and organic alpha hydroxyl substituted with help to heal cracked heels.
- Glycerin and rose water can be helpful to heal cracked heels and soften them, wear a pair of soak after applying the mixture of glycerin and rose water.
- Massage your feet with warm olive oil, give extra pressure to problem areas, as it meant to be one of the best home remedies to heal cracked heels.
- Don’t wear shoes that are too tight, as it create friction and rub your feet, it make your feet sore.
- Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily as it is another a great way to heal cracked heels as dehydrated can also cause your skin to dry out.
- Mix one teaspoon Vaseline with lemon juice, mix them well, apply it all over your feet and cracked heels, wait for 2 minutes after that wear a pair of comfy sock and let it set for overnight, if you use it twice a week your cracked heels start healing.
- Peeling your dead skin may cause minor wounds and sometimes cuts, instead of this soak them in warm water, as warm water loosen dead skin cells.
- Soak your feet in a tub with warm water or hot water which you can tolerate for 10 to 15 minutes, you can also add essential oils, Epsom salt, lemon juice or a cup of milk, dry your feet with a towel or cloth and scrub off the layer of dead skin cells with a pumice stone.
- You can also use a homemade foot scrub mixture consisting of baby oil or coconut oil mixed with salt or sugar, scrub your foot using this mixture in circular motion, once you done exfoliation wash them off and dry them once again.
- Always apply a rich moisturizer or cracked heel balm generously to keep your feet soft and hydrated, cover your feet with socks so you lock the moisture in.
- You can also use paraffin wax to heal cracked heels, after exfoliating melt some paraffin wax and add coconut oil so this mixture becomes a paste. Apply this on the cracked heels and cover with socks; if you don’t have access to use paraffin wax, use candle was a substitute.
- If your feet are prone to drying and cracking, you should exfoliate and moisturize your feet on a daily basis to keep them from cracking and becoming too rough.
- Doing a quick exfoliation in the shower using a pumice stone will have you finishing the job sooner and more easily than when you opt to do it once a week or month after that apply lotion or oil to your feet.
- Avoid drink alcohol and coffee, which dehydrate you, in the meantime.
- with the use of pumpkin for skin, it can easily buff away all the dead skin cells, just mix pumpkin puree with salt, now gently exfoliate your heels for five minutes, then wash it off, you can also use pumpkin seed oil for healing cracked heels.