Most people wear shoes and stand on their feet for more than 8 hours a day. Due to this, the skin on the heels is usually dry, and it subsequently ruptures. Other people are genetically more prone to have cracked heels.


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There’s no need to go to beauty salons to resolve this issue successfully and quickly. You’ll just waste your money on expensive treatments and lose your precious time. Instead, try to treat cracked heels at home. Here we show you a simple solution that’s 100% effective, and at the same time, it’s natural and inexpensive.

The Best Home Treatment For Dry And Cracked Heels

The baking soda treatment is one of the most effective remedies for this problem. You’ll need the following:

  • 2-4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Lavender essential oil
  • 4-5 liters of lukewarm water
  • Moisturizing agent (foot cream or gel, or Vaseline)
  • Brush

Treatment:

Take a basin and fill it with water. Next, add the baking soda and stir, to help it dissolve completely. The water should be neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm.

Then, add a few drops of lavender essential oil into the water. This oil has antibacterial properties and it’ll relax your feet. Plus, it smells amazing! Soak your feet in the water for 15 minutes. Then, take one foot and scrape the heel with the brush. Repeat the same with the other foot. This should remove the dead layers of the skin. When you’re done, wash your feet with clean water and then, lubricate them with a little bit of foot cream or Vaseline. Put socks on your feet, so the skin absorbs the moisture. Wear them for several hours.

You can repeat this foot treatment twice a week, depending on how much the skin on your heels is damaged. To prevent dry and cracked heels, you should drink plenty of fluids; avoid washing your feet with hot water; avoid soaps that are harsh on the skin and make it dry; and you need to check your blood sugar levels regularly.

Reference:
How to Heal Cracked Skin
How to Cure Dry Cracked Feet
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