Cracked heels, or heel fissures, are a common condition in which the skin begins to break along the outer edge of the heel. The skin there becomes very dry, hard and flaky, which causes the fissures to occur. Some of these fissures may even lead to painful bleeding.
But there’s no need to lose hope, because there are excellent home remedies to treat this condition. Lets review some of them.
1. Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil not only repairs cracked heels but also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties in it. Wash and scrub your feet properly once you decide to go to bed. Wipe your feet dry and massage your feet with generous application of coconut oil. Wear cotton socks over night and wash your feet the next morning.
This is one easy yet effective treatment. All you need is a cup of honey and a bucket of warm water. Mix the honey in the water and soak your feet in it for about 15-20 minutes. You will instantly get smoother and softer feet.
3. Olive Oil:
You can use olive oil to make your very own overnight foot cream. All you need to do is mix a few drops of lavender oil with some olive oil and pour it in a glass bottle. Add the same amount of water to this, mix it well and voila! Your homemade, effective and natural foot care cream is ready for use.
4. Vegetable Oil:
As well as coconut oil, you can also use any other form of vegetable oil. Do the same as with the coconut oil and apply after scrubbing feet before bed. It is advised not to let your feet thoroughly dry after you scrub them so as to lock in maximum moisture when you sleep at night.