Monday, December 8, 2014

How to Prevent Cracked Heels

One part of the body which has only a few oil glands is the feet. This is why it’s important to moisturize the feet on a regular basis to prevent the feet from drying.

Walking barefoot and wearing footwear which exposes the heel such as slippers/flip flops can also damage heels and cause it to crack.

Make sure to keep the feet clean especially at night before going to bed since the body tends to repair skin tissues mostly at night when its at rest.

When taking a shower or bath use a pumice stone to scrub away dead skin and remove dirt on heels. Moisturize using an aloe vera based foot cream.

You can also try one of the following remedies:

1. Soak the feet in a basin of warm water for 15 minutes which has 1 teaspoon sea salt added to it. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. Apply a moisturizer.

2. A good and effective homemade foot cream for dry cracked heels is to mix 1 teaspoon Vaseline with a few drops of lemon juice and massage on heels and feet on a daily basis.

3. Another popular homemade foot cream used on cracked heels is to place ¼ cup coconut oil, one tablespoon rose water and ½ teaspoon glycerin into a bowl and beat well till smooth. Massage on clean feet every night before going to bed.

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