There are times we spend a lot of time giving special care to our face, leaving our feet without proper attention. If what causes you cracked heels is the lack of hygiene, we have the solution to your problem.
Your kitchen is where you will find the hidden treasures of incredible products with medicinal value that can be found in the foods that we consume daily and can help us with the problem of cracked heels.
White vinegar and water
Prepare the mixture with a cup of Listerine, a cup of white vinegar and two cups of water.
Soak your feet in the mixture for 15 minutes.
Remove your feet and scrub them using a pumice stone to remove dead skin.
Rinse with clean water.
Dry carefully patting and moisturizing. Repeat the treatment each day until your heels heal.
Listerine contains thymol and alcohol, which help fight against the fungus of the toenail, heals cracked heels, softens the skin and treats plantar warts. The mild acid found in vinegar softens dry and dead skin, making it easy to exfoliate.
Rice, honey and vinegar flour
Make an exfoliant by mixing 3 tablespoons of rice flour, one tablespoon of honey, and 2 to 3 drops of apple cider vinegar. Stir well until it forms a thick paste.
Soak your feet in warm water for about 10 minutes, and then rub gently using the paste to remove the dead skin. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times a week.
Rice flour exfoliates, purifies and remineralizes the skin. Honey is a natural antiseptic that helps to heal cracked feet. Vinegar is a mild acid that softens and dries dead skin, making it easy to exfoliate.
Puree 2 ripe bananas until a smooth paste is obtained. Make sure the bananas are ripe. Those that are not ripe contain an acid that is aggressive and hard on your skin.
Gently rub the paste all over your feet, including the beds of the nails and the sides of the toes, keep this paste on your feet for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, rinse your feet with clean water. Repeat this treatment every night before going to bed for two weeks or until you are satisfied with the results.
The banana is a natural moisturizer of the skin, since it contains vitamins, A, B6 and C, which help to maintain the elasticity of the skin and keep it hydrated.
Add a cup of honey in a tub with hot water.
Soak your previously washed feet in the mix and provide a gentle massage for 20 minutes.
Gently exfoliate your skin using a pumice stone.
Dry your feet patting and moisturize by applying a thick layer to your feet. This can be done regularly before going to bed.
Honey is a natural moisturizer, which means that it draws water from the internal tissues to the outer parts of the skin. This fluid change creates an effect that fills and helps heal the outer skin.
Clean your feet consciously and deeply.
Dry your feet using a soft towel.
Apply a thick layer of vegetable oil on your heels and toes.
Put on a pair of comfortable socks and let your feet rest all night. Repeat this every day before going to bed
Vegetable oils are easily absorbed by the skin, in addition, most vegetable oils contain vitamins such as provitamin A, D and E, which help nourish the skin and create new cells.
Before preparing to go to bed, generously apply a layer of Vicks VapoRub to your feet.
Provide a 5-minute massage, and then put a pair of socks (preferably cotton) on your feet.
Rinse your feet with warm water the next morning. Repeat this daily before going to sleep.
Vicks VapoRub contains camphor oil, eucalyptus, and menthol in a turpentine oil base. This type of ointment is an emollient and traps moisture. Menthol and eucalyptus give us a freshness effect.
Aloe vera gel
Soak your feet in hot water and rub using a pumice stone to remove dead skin.
Dry patting and apply a thick layer of aloe vera gel on your feet.
Wear cotton socks and get ready to go to bed.
Rinse with warm water the next morning. Repeat this treatment every night for 4 or 5 days to see results. Aloe vera contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E. These have antioxidant properties while the properties of aloe vera such as: cholesterol, campesterol, β-sitosterol, and lupeol are anti-inflammatory. In addition, lupeol is also an antiseptic and analgesic. The auxins and gibberellins present in aloe vera help to heal wounds.