Cracked heels are very common problems for millions of people. They look very unpleasant, and depends on the severity, can be a source of pain and discomfort.
Our heels are a bit like tomatoes. Put too much pressure on them and they expand sideways and split.
What are Cracked Heels?
Cracked heels are more likely to develop if we spend too much time standing, wear backless shoes that don’t support the heel, or let the skin get very dry and calloused.
When the skin around the heels becomes thickened or dry, it loses it’s suppleness and elasticity, and can split under simple pressures such as that from walking. This can lead to unsightly, painful and even bleeding, cracked heels.
What are the Simple treatments you can do at home?
- Mix 1/4 cup Listerine, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup warm/hot water in a bowl big enough to put your feet in. Let your feet soak for 15-minutes and rinse off with a cloth. Voila! The dead skin will practically fall right off!
- Then, apply a thick foot cream or any oil and massage thoroughly into your feet. Put a pair of soft, comfy socks on and let the lotion penetrate your skin.
You can do this as many times as you like, depending on the severity of your cracked feet. I like to do this once every other week, but you can do it once a week or once a month! It’s completely up to you.
To keep your feet nice and smooth, just make sure to apply a good lotion or oil to your feet before you go to bed. This will ensure that your skin will stay soft and hydrated and the cracks won’t come back.