One of the best parts about a fresh pedicure is that you will have smooth and supple feet, without any cracked skin on your heels.
If you have dry skin, it can be very irritating to deal with the peeling and the pain which comes together with cracked heels.
In some cases having a pedicure will give you relief, but this happens after the pedicurist uses the pumice stone and the paraffin wax. Afterwards, the feet are as good as new, but your pocket is quite empty as well.
What causes cracked heels and how to prevent them?
In most cases they happen because of dry skin and because you walk on your feet. Some medical conditions including psoriasis and eczema can predispose you to have it.
If you want to prevent them, it is important to avoid open-backed shoes which allow the fat pad that is on the bottom of your heel to spread out and to stretch the skin. You should choose sneakers and properly moisturize your feet before putting your socks and shoes on.
The following remedies will help you to have supple and soft feet in no time.
3 Homemade Simple and Easy Remedies for Cracked Heels
All of these recipes are very easy, simple and at the same time so effective.
This is amazing remedy because it is so simple. Just combine one cup of honey into half a bucket of warm water. Place your feet inside and soak the feet for approximately 20 minutes. Once you are done, you should scrub your feet gently with the honey water. Honey is amazing for cracked feet, since it can quickly heal your feet with its natural moisturizing and antiseptic properties. It is recommended to do this method few times in a week or as you need to.
2. Olive Oil & Oatmeal
It is a healing mask recipe which many people use on their face in order to heal their skin. That is why you can use it to rejuvenate and soften your dry feet. Combine one tbsp. of powdered oatmeal with 4 – 5 drops of olive oil. Stir well until a paste is formed. Take the mixture and rub it over your feet. Leave them for 30 minutes until your feet are well moisturized. Use cold water to your feet and repeat the procedure until they are healed.
You can use a banana to make completely natural moisturizer which will help you to soothe your dry skin. Mash up the banana and apply it on your feet. Let it sit for 15 minutes and afterwards rinse it off using lukewarm water. If you want you can do this daily until the cracks are healed.
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