Cracked heels can be a bit problematic in the summer time, and in a combination with flip-flops, your feet will not be a pretty sight. But, don’t be sad, there are some things you can do.
These 10 simple tricks will help your heels look nice and pretty for the summer.
Wash your feet, clean and dry them and then put vegetable oil on the cracked heels. Put a pair of socks overnight and in the morning, wash them. That is that! Repeat this process for a few days, and your heels will be pretty again.
Lemon Juice and Vaseline
Soak your feet in warm water (first, you need to clean them). Leave them in a hot bath for 20 minutes. Then, take one teaspoon of Vaseline and juice of one lemon. Apply this paste on your cracked heels, and also rub them so your skin will absorb it.
Do this before bedtime, wear a pair of woolen socks, because they will trap the heat inside and the treatment will work better.
Put a cup of honey in a bucket of warmish water. Soak your feet for about half an hour and then scrub off dead skin cells from your heels.
Make a paste from one tablespoon of powdered oatmeal and a bit of jojoba oil. Put this paste on your feet (over the heels). Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse it with cold water and pat dry.
Just take 2 or 3 tablespoons of ground rice and mix it with a couple of spoons of honey and apple cider vinegar. You need to make a thick paste from it. You can also add a spoon of olive oil. Make a nice and warm bath and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes. Then scrub it with paste to remove dead skin.
Salt, Lemon, Rose Water, and Glycerine
Add lemon juice, glycerin, rose water and raw salt in a basin of warm water. Soak your feet in for about 20 minutes. Use foot scrubber to scrub the dead skin cells from the heels.
Use 1 teaspoon of undiluted glycerine, 1 teaspoon of rose water, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and mix it. Apply it over the heels and put a pair of socks over it. Leave it overnight.
In the morning wash it with warmish water, and repeat for a few days.
Banana and Avocado
Using the pulp of ripe banana and put it on your feet, especially cracked heels. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse off.
You can also make a mask for your feet.
Put half and avocado, the flesh of half a coconut and ripe banana and put them in a blender. Apply the mixture on your feet for a while.
Mix paraffin wax with coconut oil or mustard oil. Heat this mixture in a pan (wax needs to melt) and the let it cool at the room temperature. Apply it over the feet and do this before going to bed. Wear a pair of socks and wash your feet in the morning.
Take some extra virgin olive oil and using a cotton ball massage your feet for 10 minutes. Put a pair of cotton socks and after about an hour, wash your feet.
After that, mix one tablespoon of olive oil, a couple of drops of lemon oil (or even lavender oil) and put it in a small bottle. Add the same amount of water in it and mix it well. Apply this cream on your feet few times a day.
You can apply sesame oil every night on your feet. It will soften the skin and heal it.