Dry and cracked heels and feet is the very common problem people face. Not only the cracked feet experiences pain and feel scaly but they look as you have been walking on the blades all through the day. But this dryness and cracks are not the fate of your heels and feet forever. By following the below given tips you can heal your dry and cracked feet.
Wash Feet in a Moisturizing Foot Bath – Washing or soaking feet in tepid soapy water daily is the first step for home treatment of dry and cracked feet and heels. A soothing foot care product can also be added to the water; this will condition your feet thereby boost the healing process. Don’t want to add any chemically produced product in water? No problem at all!!! You can use kitchen items, add one cup honey in gallon of water and soak your feet in the solution for 10-15 minutes; take your feet out of water and see the effect of honey over your feet. Besides improving moisture in the feet, honey due to its antiseptic properties also heals cracked or bleeding skin.
Dry vs. Cracked Heels – If you are experiencing dryness of heels, not cracked feet, then it is wise to scrub off the dry and dead skin patched on toes, soles and heels using a pumice stone. Purging of dead cells and growth of new skin takes time; you can’t get all smooth feet in one attempt, therefore it is advised to use the pumice stone each time you take bath to get the desired smooth feet. However, if your feet are cracked then don’t do the scrub treatment until the cracks have fully healed.
Dry Feet Utterly– Dry the feet fully, especially the area between the toes. Remember, persistent moistness of the area between the toes can result in bacterial infection. Don’t rub the feet in abrasive manner to dry, rather pat them.
Apply Foot Moisturizer – Apply a foot lotion, cream or foot ointment regularly.