Dry and cracked heels are a result of dry weather or lack of foot care! Just as you moisturize your body and face, your feet needs extra care too. If dry and cracked heels are taking a toll on your confidence and is restricting you from wearing certain footwear, try the below 6 remedies to soften dry and cracked heels-
HOMEMADE FOOT CREAM– In a bowl, add 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon beeswax. Melt it together and let it set. Once set, mix using a spoon and transfer the cream in an air-tight jar. Apply this cream on affected area or on your entire leg and feet. This cream will prevent dryness and will remove dead skin which eventually prevents cracked heel.
FOOT MASK- In a bowl, add 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon clay powder. Mix well and apply on your feet. Cover your feet with a plastic film and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash off. Do this twice a week.
FOOT OIL- In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons almond oil and few drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix and transfer to an easy to use dropper bottle. To use, massage a few drops on your feet. This is an effective and very simple way to prevent dry, rough and cracked feet
OVERNIGHT FOOT BUTTER- Has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Freshens up feet and reduces odour. It also helps to treat any feet pain and also the cooling sensation of peppermint can actually have a calming effect on the body and relieve tension. READ MORE ..
FOOT SCRUB- Not exfoliating your feet is also a reason for dry and cracked heels. So, exfoliating them is also necessary. Cut the lemon in half and dip it in some salt. Rub it on your feet as a foot scrub twice a week. The combination of both acts wonder to the skin leaving behind soft and smooth feet and also get rid of discolored skin naturally.
FOOT SOAKING- Soak your feet in 1 tub warm water mixed with 1 cup sea salt and few drops lavender oil for 15 minutes. Use a scrubber or loofah to scrub off dead skin cells and moisturize. Do this once a week.