10 Home Remedies to Remove Cracked Heels

Home Remedies to Remove Cracked Heels: Are you ashamed to take off your shoes in public because of the cracks in your heel? While we spend a lot of time taking care of our face, our feet are ignored. It is this lack of care and hygiene that causes the heels to break. If so, we protect you.

Your kitchen is a treasure trove of amazing medications that can treat many daily ailments, including the problem of cracked heels. Craft Side brings 10 Home Remedies to Remove Cracked Heels straight from your kitchen to help you get the perfect heels you always deserved.

10. Listerine and Vinegar

Listerine and vinegar
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What to do:

  • Prepare a mixture of a cup of Listerine, a cup of white vinegar and 2 cups of water.
  • Dip your feet in the mixture for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the feet and rub them with a pumice stone to remove dead skin.
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Dry and hydrate.

How often:

  • repeat every day until your heels recover.

Why it works:

  • Listerine contains thymol and alcohol, which help fight toenail fungus, heal cracked feet, relieve skin and treat plantar warts. The mild acids present in the vinegar relieve dry and dead skin, facilitating exfoliation.

9. Rice flour, honey, and vinegar

Rice flour, honey, and vinegar
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What to do:

  • Make an exfoliation by mixing 3 teaspoons of rice flour, a teaspoon of honey and 2-3 drops of apple cider vinegar. Stir well to form a thick paste.
  • Dip your feet in warm water for about 10 minutes and then gently rub with the paste to remove dead skin.

How often:

  • repeat the process 2-3 times a week.

Why it works:

  • Rice flour exfoliates, purifies and remineralizes the skin. Honey is a natural antiseptic that helps heal cracked feet. Vinegar is a mild acid that soothes dry and dead skin, facilitating exfoliation.

8. Banana

Banana
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What to do:

  • Mash 2 ripe bananas in a soft paste. Make sure the bananas are ripe. Green bananas contain acid that is hard on the skin.
  • Gently rub the paste on all your feet, including toenails and toe sides. Keep it for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, wash your feet with clean water.

How often:

  • repeat this every night before bedtime for 2 weeks or until you are satisfied with the results.

Why it works:

  • Banana is a natural skin moisturizer. It contains vitamins AB6, and C, which help maintain the elasticity and hydration of the skin.

7. Honey

Honey
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What to do:

  • Add a cup of honey to a tub of warm water.
  • Dip the clean feet in the mixture and massage gently for 20 minutes.
  • Gently exfoliate the skin with a pumice stone.
  • Dry your feet and apply a thick moisturizer.

How often:

  • this can be done regularly before bedtime.

Why it works:

  • Honey is a natural moisturizer, which means that it draws water from the internal tissues to the outer layers of the skin. This fluid change creates a filling effect that helps the healing of the outer skin.

6. Vegetable oil

Vegetable oil
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What to do:

  • Clean your feet well.
  • Dry your feet with a soft towel.
  • Apply a thick layer of vegetable oil on the heels and feet.
  • Put on a pair of clean and comfortable socks and leave them overnight.

How often:

  • every day before bedtime.

Why it works:

  • Vegetable oils are easily absorbed through the skin. Most vegetable oils contain vitamins such as provitamin AD, and E, which help nourish the skin and create new cells.

5. Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub
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What to do:

  • Before going to bed, apply a generous layer of Vicks VapoRub on the feet.
  • Massage for 5 minutes and then put on comfortable socks (preferably cotton).
  • Wash your feet with warm water the next morning.

How often:

  • every day before bedtime.

Why it works:

  • Vicks VapoRub contains camphor, eucalyptus, and menthol in a turpentine oil base. This type of ointment is emollient and retains moisture. Menthol and eucalyptus provide a cooling effect.

4. Baking soda

Baking soda
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What to do:

  • Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl of warm water. Mix well until the baking soda dissolves.
  • Dip your feet in it for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the feet and rub gently with a pumice stone.
  • Rinse with clean water and dry your feet with a clean towel.

How often:

  • repeat the procedure twice a week.

Why it works:

  • Baking soda is an exfoliator. It eliminates dead cells and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Baking soda can also counteract the unpleasant smell.

3. Aloe Vera gel

Aloe Vera gel
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What to do:

  • Dip your feet in warm water and rub them with a pumice stone to remove dead skin.
  • Dry and apply a thick layer of aloe vera gel on the feet.
  • Wear cotton socks and go to bed.
  • Wash with warm water in the morning.

How often:

  • repeat this every night for 4-5 days to see the results.

Why it works:

  • Aloe Vera contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E. They have antioxidant properties, while the cholesterol, campesterol, β-sitosterol, and lupeol in aloe vera have anti-inflammatory properties. Lupeol also acts as an antiseptic and analgesic. The auxins and gibberellins in aloe vera help with wound healing.

2. Vaseline and lemon juice

Vaseline and lemon juice
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What to do:

  • Dip your feet in warm water for about 20 minutes. Rinse and dry.
  • Add 3-4 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice to a teaspoon of petroleum jelly. Mix well
  • Apply this mixture on the heels and other cracked parts of the feet.
  • Wear a pair of wool socks and let it rest overnight.
  • Wash with warm water in the morning.

How many times:

  • regularly before bedtime.

Why it works:

  • Vaseline acts as a moisturizer, and the citric acid in lemon juice promotes skin peeling and the growth of new skin cells.

1. Epsom salt Home Remedies to Remove Cracked Heels

Epsom salt
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What to do:

  • Add half a cup of Epsom salt to warm water in a food bowl.
  • Stir well.
  • Dip your feet in it for 15 minutes.
  • Rub to remove dead skin.

How often:

  • 2 to 3 times per week.

Why it works:

  • Epsom salt reduces inflammation and soothes the skin. Sulfates help release toxins and heavy metals from cells, relieving pain and helping the body eliminate harmful substances.

Instead of taking pills, it is always recommended to follow natural remedies. Many of these remedies can be found in our kitchen.

In the comments below, let us know that other health problems can be cured using things found in the kitchen.

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Illustrated by Astkhik Rakimova for BrightSide.me

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