Cracked heels (Heel Fissures) are very common problem in these days and it can range in severity from cosmetic issue to painful problem. Cracked heels occur as a result of neglect and lack of moisturizing to heels and these heels develop deep cuts which cause pain.
Home Remedies to Cure Cracked Heels
1. Glycerin-Rosewater Remedy for Cracked Heels
Glycerin is one of the best moisturizers that one can imagine. Mixed with rosewater, it can give you a smooth and soft heels without any cracks.
2. Oil Massage to Cure Cracked Heels
Oils are the best natural moisturizers, not only for your dry feet but also for your skin anywhere. You can either use any hydrogenated oil alone or mix them to get added benefits of their different components.
3. Fruit Mask for Healing Cracked Heels
Fruits have many enzymes and other wonder components and that’s why they are so healthy! They can even make you get rid of your cracked heels. You just need to pick certain fruits like banana, pineapple, avocado, papaya etc. and mash them to massage your feet. Banana and papaya are the best options as you can mash them easily. Rub them alone or make this fruit mixture.
4. Milk-Honey Exfoliate for Cracked Heels
When you lack in taking proper care of your feet, you may get cracked heel. Therefore, it’s essential to follow a daily regime of cleansing and moisturizing your heels and a weekly regimen of exfoliating them. If you already have cracked heels, exfoliate them daily and moisturize them till they are cured. Here is a natural exfoliating mix made with honey and milk for you.
5. Herbal Neem-Tulsi Remedy for Cracked Heels
And now an Ayurvedic remedy for cracked heels which has been used since ages in India. The anti fungal and anti bacterial margosa leaves or neem leaves when mixed with the very skin friendly herb turmeric, can do wonders to give you soft and smooth heels. This remedy is particularly good for bleeding heels.
6. Oatmeal-Jojoba Oil Remedy for Cracked Heels
Ingredients having moisturizing effect are a boon for your heels. Jojoba oil mixed with oatmeal is just what you need for your cracked heels cure.
7. Rice Flour Scrub for Cracked Heels
Make a natural exfoliating scrub for your cracked feet. This home made scrub not only use rice powder for the natural grained scrub but also the very beneficial honey and apple cider vinegar.
8. Wax-Mustard Oil Treatment for Cracked Heels
This is a total treatment for your cracked heels. If you have wide fissures that bleed often, you need to make an ointment type mixture with wax and mustard oil to be applied to your cracks on heels. Although, it uses paraffin wax, you may use the normal wax taken from a candle at your home. Use w white candle though to obtain wax pieces as colours may aggravate your problems.
9. Vinegar Soak Remedy for Cracked Heels
White vinegar contains acetic acid which is gentle on your feet skin and softens them up. However, do not directly apply it on your heels as the acetic acid in it may dry up the skin further. Follow the below method to use vinegar for cracked heels remedy.
10. Homemade Foot Ointment for Cracked Heels
It is actually a salve made with some natural moisturizing agents so that your stubborn heel cracks are reduced gradually to vanish for giving you the much wanted relief. It also uses magnesium flakes (or magnesium oil) which is also a natural ingredient. Magnesium flakes have magnesium chloride which is a type of salt sourced from sea water. Magnesium oil, although called oil, is actually water which is highly saturated with magnesium chloride. When you touch it with skin, it feels oily but as it is not an oil in reality, it gets absorbed quickly into the skin making it soft and supple.
11. Lemon Juice Remedies for Cracked Heels
Lemon juice is not only the bleaching agent which is used for whitening skin. It can also be used for healing your cracked heels. Its acetic nature removes the dead skin cells excellently to help you get a new soft and smooth skin in place of your cracked skin at heels. There are many ways to use lemon for cracked heels.
12. Aloe Vera Remedy for Cracked Heels
While aloe vera is beneficial for overall health, it can also prove useful to heal your cracked feet. You need to mix certain herbs with this gel to cure your fissures and get smooth feet. This remedy is good for people with diabetes too. Diabetic foot when cracked may harbor bacteria and germs giving rise to further complications. Tulsi being antimicrobial is good for such cracks on diabetic foot. Even neem leaves can be used for cracked heels when suffering from diabetes.
13. Ayurvedic Remedy for Cracked Heels
Here is an unusual way to heal your cracked heels! Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine system believes that one of the causes of cracked heels is the excessive heating up of digestive system. The excess heat which is called pitta in Ayurveda flows down the body to the feet and cause cracked heels. It thus recommends making a herbal mixture to be had internally and which reduces the heat of your stomach while curing your cracked heels in the process.
14. Homemade Herbal Foot Cream for Cracked Heels
Here is yet another recipe for making a foot cream for your cracked heels, this time with certain herbs and other natural ingredients recommended in Ayurveda. Before knowing the ingredients, you must know certain facts about them so that you may use the right ingredients for your herbal foot cream.
15. Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Magnesium Flakes
It is a natural homemade foot ointment that heals the cracked heels very effectively. This natural ointment made from Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax and magnesium chloride is absorbed quickly by the skin and makes you not to feel oily. It finally leaves your skin soft and supple.
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