Often, the only problem with cracked heels is their appearance. However, in some cases, the condition can be severe if the cracks become infected.
According to the National Foot Health Assessment 2012, 20 percent of adults in the United States have experienced cracked skin on their feet. Women were 50 percent more likely to report the condition than men.
If the cracks in the heels are deep, they can be painful, hurting when a person stands up, and they may sometimes bleed.
People should see a doctor if they experience soreness, redness, swelling, or severe pain in any area of the foot for more than a few days.
However, there is an easy solution to this problem, which will take you a couple of simple ingredients and a little of your precious time. After you’re done, you can enjoy watching you regenerated feet work the same as before.
Here is how to do it:
Step 1 – Warm water treatment
- Luke warm water
- 2 spoons baking soda
- Pumice stone
- 2 spoons salt
Directions: Pour the lukewarm water in a tub. Add baking soda and salt and mix well. Soak feet in the mix and let it act for 15 minutes. Finally, exfoliate feet with pumice stone and dry them off.
Step 2 – Scrub
- 2 spoons oil
Directions: Take a bowl and mix the 2 oil spoons and 1 spoon sugar. Massage feet with this scrub for 5 minutes. Finally, rinse them as per usual.
Step 3 – Moisturizer
- A candle
Directions: Add 2 spoons of oil, and a piece of the candle in a bowl. Place bowl in hot water until ingredients melt. Let the mix cool off and rub it on your feet. Put winter socks on before going to bed.
There you go! All fresh and healthy once more!