Home Remedies for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are a problem for many. Health conditions like diabetes, psoriasis, eczema, and thyroid disease affect the skin, and cracked heels are a common side effect of chronic conditions. Cracked heels form when the dry skin of the heel expands sideways and creates an opening. Heel cracks are susceptible to reopening due to the recurring pressure of standing and walking. Avoid painful foot soars by healing cracked feet with these natural home remedies.

  • Vegetable Oil

Wash and dry feet completely. Apply oil to the dry and cracked parts of the feet. Wear socks, and allow the oil to absorb into feet throughout the night while you sleep. Repeat night after night until the cracks are healed. This method may take a week or so, but each morning will bring more improvement.

You can use this method with a nearly any type of nourishing oil. Almond, Grapeseed, olive, sesame, or coconut oils may also work well.

  • Fruity Foot Mask

Combine half an avocado, one banana, and a few tablespoons of coconut oil, depending on desired consistency. Mix the ingredients to form a rich paste and apply to feet like a mask, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water, repeat daily. Avocados are rich in fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants which help improve skin’s texture.

  • Milk & Honey Foot Soak

Find a basin that is large enough to accommodate both feet comfortably. Fill the basin with a mixture of milk and honey. You want to use one cup of honey for every two cups of milk, fill the basin with enough liquid so cracked heels are completely covered. Allow your feet to soak in this mixture for about twenty minutes. Massage your feet together while they soak to ensure the nutrient-rich liquid is penetrating cracked heels. Honey is naturally antibacterial, soothing, and moisturizing. Milk eliminates roughness and makes skin soft.

  • Jojoba & Oatmeal Mask

Mix 1 tablespoon oatmeal flour with enough jojoba oil to make a thick paste. Apply paste to cracks gently and completely. Wash off after thirty minutes and pat dry with a clean towel. Repeat daily until cracks are gone. Jojoba oil is a great to way to naturally moisturize the skin. Oatmeal flour is an anti-inflammatory that prevents irritation and itchiness.

Heal your cracked heels! Close-up any open cracks to prevent bacteria from getting into your skin. Left untreated, cracked heels may become painful foot sores that can lead to serious infections and problems down the line. Keep your feet healthy by trying any of these natural home remedies or use Terrasil Wound Care.

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