Simple And Easy ways to Cure Cracked Heel at Home

December 15, 2016 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda



   Home-Remedies-For-Cracked-Heels (2)     A cracked heel is one of the worst nightmares for most women. Cracked heels are a sign of lack of attention to foot care rather than just exposure or lack of moisturizing. Cracked heels are also known as heel fissures. Cracked heels are not harmful except when the fissures are deep, and tend to become painful and the skin becomes to bleed.  Excessive pressure on the feet pads make the feet want to expand sideways. As the skin, surrounding the sides of the feet are dry they crack and case cracked heels. Some of the causes of cracked heels are dry air, lack of moisture, improper foot care, an healthy diet, aging, wearing wrong type of shoes etc. Condition like eczema, psoriasis, thyroid disease, diabetes may also contribute to the problem. Appearance of dry cracked heels also indicates omega-3 fatty acid and zinc deficiency.

PEOPLE WHO SUFFER:

Cracked heels are a common occurrence for senior citizens or people who are constantly on their feet thus exerting pressure on the feet pad. Excessively dry skin, peeling skin, and dry and cracked skin on the heels are some of the most common skin problems that senior citizens face.

SYMPTOMS:

Feet care calls for a little attention and when the feet finds it lacking they indicate the following signs to show the feet could do well with some care.

  • Rough skin on the feet
  • Red or flaky patches
  • Inflammation
  • Peeling skin
  • Cracks on the underside of the feet or fissures
  • Itchy skin
  • Bleeding or discharged from crack.

HOME REMEDIES FOR CRACKED HEEL

There are several home remedies for cracked heels that you can try to resolve the problem:

SCRUBBING: Scrubbing the hard, dead skin away helps a great deal in getting rid of cracked heels. This is an easy remedy for people of all ages.

  •  Before going to bed, mix some liquid soap in a foot tub filled with warm water.
  • Soak your feet in this warm soapy water for about 20 minutes.
  • Use a pumice stone to gently scrub off the loosened dead skin cells.

HERBAL NEEM-TULSI: Neem is an anti fungal and anti bacterial leaf which when     mixed with the very skin friendly herb turmeric, can do wonders to give you smooth and soft heels.

  •  Crush the neem leaves adding a little water to get its paste.
  • Add turmeric powder to neem leaves paste. Apply this paste to the cracked heel.
  • Leave it for an hour and later wash it off with water. Use this remedy daily for effective result.

MILK-HONEY: Milk and honey is the best natural exfoliating mix made to cure cracked heels.

  •  Pour the honey and milk into a foot soaking basin and mix it well. Soak your feet for 15- 20 minutes in this mixture.
  • After about 10 minutes start massaging your heels. Keep doing it for about 10 minutes.
  • Later wash it off with lukewarm water to obtain soft and supple feet.

LEMON JUICE: Lemon juice is a very mild natural acid that helps to dissolve dead and dry skin so that it can easily be removed.

  • Soak your feet for 10- 15 minutes in warm water with lemon juice added to it.
  • Scrub your cracked heels using a pumice stone.
  • Wash your feet and pat dry with a towel.

VASELINE: At the end of your busy day this simple method could give you relief from cracked heels.

  •  Soak your feet in warm soapy water for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse feet and pat dry.
  • Make a healing mixture comprising one teaspoon of Vaseline and the juice of one lemon.
  • Rub this mixture onto the cracked heels and see the changes in a couple of days.

BANANA: This is a simple home remedy which can be used on a daily basis to prevent and treat cracked heels.

  • Apply the pulp of a ripe banana on the cracked area of the heel.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse it clean.

COCONUT OIL: Coconut oil is an incredible remedy for treating cracked heels.

  •  Before going to sleep, soak your feet in warm water and scrub it with a loofah.
  • Dry your feet and apply coconut oil on your feet.
  • Put on a clean pair of socks for the night.
  • Next morning remove the socks and wash your feet. Do it daily for better results.

 OATMEAL AND OLIVE OIL: This remedy should be done in alternate days to get rid of cracked heels.

  •  Mix the powdered oatmeal and olive oil to make a thin paste.
  • Apply this over your feet especially on the cracked parts.
  • Leave it for about half an hour and rinse it off with cold water.

ALOE VERA:  This remedy is good for people with diabetes.

  •  Crush the basil leaves to get its paste.
  • Mix turmeric tulsi paste and camphor powder with aloe Vera gel.
  • Mix well and apply on your cracked heels. Leave it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

 PARAFFIN WAX: A continuous application of this solution for 10 to 15 days can achieve desirable results.

  • Melt paraffin wax and mix it well with little mustard oil.
  • Apply on the cracked heels. Rinse it off in the morning.

OTHER SIMPLE TIPS TO FOLLOW:

  • Drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Eat foods that contains vitamin E.
  • Food with mineral, calcium, zinc, iron should be included in the regular meal to curb deficiencies that cause cracked heels.
  • Exercise the feet regularly.
  • Wear right fitting socks which will allow your feet to breathe properly.
  • Use mild soaps while bathing.
  • Keep feet clean and dirt free.
  • Do not bath in excess hot water.
  • Avoid walking bare feet as much as possible.
  • Avoid excessive sweating of feet.
  • Avoid the use of alcohol and caffeine.

These simple tips will help you to care for your feet effortlessly. These simple home remedies will give a total makeover to your cracked heels and will let you step out in style.

 

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