5 quick home remedies for cracked heels
-Jul 24, Hannah Hargrave, Beauty -
Summer is in full swing and the last thing you need is to hide your feet in hot sweaty trainers because of your unsightly heels. Try out these home remedies to leave you with softer, smoother feet.
The subject of dry feet isn’t a pretty one and yet so many women find themselves the victim of cracked and often painful heels, making just the thought of wearing sandals unbearable.
Because there are no oil glands on the skin on your feet they tend to get incredibly dry and this can be exacerbated by conditions such as eczema, diabetes and psoriasis.
But there are plenty of home remedies to rectify the problem which will leave you able to step out in comfort and in style.
Glycerin and Rosewater
Glycerin and Rosewater are a killer combo for cracked heels. As the Glycerin softens the skin the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties of the rose water (which like Lumity’s supplements is packed with vitamins A, C, E and D) helps soothe and repair dry skin. Simply mix equal parts together and moisturise into your feet and heels at bedtime.
Put a sock on it
After moisturising your feet with Lumity Facil Oil (try mixing it in with a cream) wrap your feet in cling film and pop your socks on. It might not feel like the sexiest way to sleep but locking that moisture in is the key to keeping cracked heels at bay.
Lemons are incredibly acidic and it’s this property which is so effective in combating rough skin.
Give your feet a warm – not too hot – foot bath with some lemon juice added. Soak them for 15 minutes before gently rubbing cracked heels with a pumice stone and drying them off.
Rice flour foot scrub
Two tablespoons of ground rice, a teaspoon of honey, four drops of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of olive oil could cure you of your dry heels.
While soaking your feet use the thick paste to gently scrub away dead skin.
The reason for using rice flour as an exfoliator? It purifies and remineralizes the skin, leaving it silky soft. Honey is also a natural antiseptic and has soothing properties too, while the vinegar restores the pH balance of your skin to help it retain moisture better.
Olive oil and lavender oil
A few drops of the miracle healer that is olive oil mixed with soothing lavender will not only smell good but feel great when being massaged into your feet too.
Use small circular motions for about 10-15 minutes before popping on a pair of cotton socks. Wash off after an hour for softer feet.