What are Cracked Heels?
Cracked heels are a result of your apathy towards taking proper care of your feet. In medical terms, cracked heels are also known as heel fissures. These are linear cut wounds which mostly affect the epidermal layer of the feet.
Causes of cracked heels:
Prolong standing, being overweight, thick dry skin (callus) or thick dry skin, wearing back-open shoes or sandals, deficiency of minerals, vitamins and zinc, Eczema, Diabetes, unhygienic, dry scaly skin are some of the causes that lead to cracked heels. If you also have cracked heels, then there is no need to worry as there are many home remedies that help in treating cracked heels.
Home remedies for cracked heels:
- For about ten minutes, soak your feet in lemon juice. Do this every week, for better results.
- Similarly, you can also soak your feet in lukewarm water. It loosens the tight dead skin from the heels.
- Rub onion oil on the itches and skin rashes to get rid of cracked heels.
- Avoid wearing wet socks or shoes.
- Foot spray and powder when sprayed and applied in the shoes also prevent cracked heels.
- Walk barefoot on the grass surface. Do this early morning as it helps to rejuvenate the feet as well as improves the eyesight.
- Put pressure on the points and massage the feet to avoid cracked heels.
- Rub pumice stone to get rid of cracked heels.
- Drink pots of water. It helps to keep the skin hydrated and makes it supple and soft which in turn avoids cracked heels.
- Wash your feet properly and thoroughly whenever you come home from outside. Before going to bed, wash your feet. It will prevent cracked heels.
- Scrub the dead skin out of the foot with the help of a foot scrubber.
- Massage your feet with foot cream or apply petroleum jelly.
- Cut the nails of the feet regularly and keep them in good shape.
- Avoid wearing shoes which are not comfortable for you. Don’t wear shoes that are too tight. Avoid wearing high heels especially if your feet are paining.
These were some of the home remedies which you can use to get rid of cracked heels. Apart from these you also need to take proper care of the feet to prevent cracked heels.