Our feet are designed to bear the bulk of our weight. They are built powerfully and serve the most important motor function for human beings. Unlike primates, who walk on all fours, we walk on two legs. This can eventually take its toll on our feet over time as they age. When the skin begins to get cracked, it doesn't look very good does it? Fortunately there are ways to prevent it.
Using Listerine and Vinegar
One cup of Listerine mixed with one cup of vinegar and two cups of water should be stirred.
Soak your feet in the mixture for 15 minutes.
Rinse with clean water.
Repeat this every day until the heels recover.
Rice, honey and vinegar
Mix three tablespoon of rice flour with one tablespoon of honey and 3 drops of apple cider vinegar. Stir to form a thick paste. Soak the feet in warm water for about 10 minutes and then scrub using paste to remove the dead skin.
Make mash out of two ripe bananas and turn them into a smooth paste. Rub this paste all over the feet, including the beds and sides of the toe. Keep this on for at least 20 minutes. Afterwards, rinse with water.
Just add one cup of honey to a tub of warm water. Soak the feet in the mixture and massage for about 20 minutes. Exfoliate the skin using a pumice stone. Pat the feet dry and then apply a thick moisturizer.
It is important to clean the feet thoroughly and then dry the feet using a clean, soft towel. Then apply a thick layer of vegetable oil to the heels and toes. Cover it with comfortable socks and leave them overnight.
Apply a full layer of Vick Vapo Rub on your feet and massage for about five minutes. Then put on your most comfortable socks. Wash the feet with water the next morning. Do this every day before going to bed.
Using baking soda
Baking soda has numerous uses, and this includes their use on cracked feet. Add three tablespoons of baking soda to lukewarm water and then mix until the baking soda dissolves. Soak the feet for about fifteen minutes. Rinse with clean water.
Aloe Vera Gel
It is a requisite to apply the feet in warm water and then dry them with a dry towel. Then apply a thick layer of aloe vera gel to the feet. Apply cotton socks over the feet and then go to bed. Wash with warm water in the morning.
Vasline and lemon juice
Add three to four drops of lemon juice to one tablespoon of Vaseline and stir the mixture. Apply this mixture to the cracked area of your feet. Cover them with woolen socks for the duration of the night. Wash with warm water the next day.
Using Epsom salt
Mix half a cup of Epsom salt to warm water. Stir the mixture well. Soak your feet in this mixture for about 15 minutes. Then scrub well to remove the dead skin. If done 2 to 3 times a week, it will work.
Rice flour for cracked heels
Mix ground rice, a few teaspoons of honey and cider vinegar. Stir until it turns into a thick paste. Soak the feet in warm water for about ten minutes and then scrub off using rice four paste.
Lemon, salt and rose water
The rosewater is used for its antiseptic properties, the glycerin makes the skin smooth. This is one of the most useful remedies in for home users with cracked heels. Repeat this a couple of times every week.
Use shea butter
Shea butter moisturizes and hydrates the skin. It also contains plenty of Vitamin A and E which can improve various skin problems related to dryness. This remedy should be applied several times a week for maximum effect.
Indian lilac help with cracked heels when they become infected and itchy. They also contain anti fungal properties to prevent the infection. The ingredients used are turmeric powder and Indian lilac leaves. Crush the mixture into a fine paste and apply on cracked heels. Wash away with warm water.
Probably the best in the way of natural remedies are lemons. Simply add some lemon juice to warm water and soak your feet in the solution for about 15 minutes. It is important to ensure that the temperature doesn't exceed a certain level otherwise the heels might crack even more. Wash with towels to dry.
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