Cracked heels are very embarrassing. It seems as if the feet are not being pampered properly and are not taken care of properly. Our feet are more exposed to dust, dirt and infections. No matter how well we keep them covered, we cannot deny the fact that our feet touch the ground where maximum bacterial and viral infections prevail. The skin of the feet is usually dry and need proper moisturizing. Lack of proper foot care leads to cracks in the feet. Cracked heels are one of the most common problems and anyone could suffer from the same. However, people who have extremely dry skin, diabetes, sportsperson and elder people are usually the victim of the same. Besides this, the deficiency of sufficient zinc and omega 3 fatty acids also lead to cracked and unattractive feet. (Also read: What are the home remedies to get rid of oily skin)
Here are few home remedies to get rid of the cracked heels:
Lemon juice and Vaseline: Clean your feet thoroughly with a mild soap and soak them in the lukewarm water. This will turn them soft. Now pat dry your feet. Now mix a teaspoon of vaseline and some lemon juice. Apply the mixture over the cracked heels. Leave it overnight so that the skin soak the mixture. You will notice the difference in your feet the next morning you wake up.
Honey: Honey is a natural moisturising and healing ingredient. It also contains an antibacterial property which helps to fight the bacterial infection. So mix some honey in a tub of lukewarm water. Soak your feet in this water and scrub your feet to give away the dead skin and get smooth flawless feet. (Also read: How to remove garlic odour from hands and mouth)
Olive oil massage: Dab olive oil on your feet. Keep massaging your feet gently. The skin will soak the oil and will become soft. However, the dead and dry skin will fall off automatically. This will heal your feet naturally.
Banana pack: Fruit pack is one the healthiest and natural packs to heal the cracked feet. So take a fully ripe banana. Mash it and make a smooth pack of the same. Apply the paste on the cracks of your feet. Leave it for around 20 minutes and wash it off. Do it regularly in order to get the perfect feet soon.
Oatmeal scrub: Make a paste of oatmeal and olive oil. Mix the paste, you will get a thick paste. Scrub your feet with the mix and leave it for 20 minutes. Now wash your feet with lukewarm water. You can moisturize your feet with a necessary oil or foot cream. Repeat this procedure thrice a week to see effective results. (Also read: Some of the most effective home remedies for nails growth)