Cracked heels may be as a result of poor footwear such as sandals. Walking bare foot on some types of soil and floors may also lead to cracked heels. The condition is painful and it can become worse if uncorrected. It also makes a den for bacteria as well as an entry for disease causing microorganisms and other harmful substances.
How can you correct Your Cracked Heel?
1) Application of Glycerin-Rosewater
Glycerin is effective in moisturizing the surface of the heel. A mixture of glycerin and rosewater makes the skin smooth. This mixture also induces the healing of the skin and the heel surface. Use a quarter part of glycerin mixed with three-quarter part of rosewater.
You may also add lemon juice in order to improve the loosening the cracked skin cells. Lemon juice is acidic, thus, it aids in eliminating the bacteria residing in the cracked heel which prevents healing. Soak your feet in the mixture for 20 minutes. After soaking the feet, dry them using pat and apply more glycerin. Consider doing this process before you sleep.
2) Oil Massage for Cracked Heels
Oil is effective in moisturizing and in smoothening the skin and the feet cells. The best oil to use in this process is the hydrogenated oil. Also, a mixture of almond, coconut, grape-seed, and olive oil may be effective in cracked heels massage.
Wash your feet with warm water. Ensure that your heels are completely clean. Apply the oil and massage your heels for 5-10 minutes. You should continue with this similar process until your heels are back to normal. The process is preferably more effective before you sleep.
3) Application of Milk and Honey
This process requires a mixture of milk and honey in the ratio of 2:1. Preferably, three cups of this mixture is enough for daily heel moisturizing purposes. You can warm the mixture in order to make it friendlier to your feet at night.
Soak your heels in the mixture for about 20 minutes. After soaking the heels, you should massage them for 5 minutes in order to make the process more effective. Wash your feet with warm water and before going to bed. This process is effective if done correctly for 5-7days.
4) Use of Ripe Bananas
Ripe bananas are locally available and easier to find than other materials used to cure cracked heels. They are rich in moisturizing properties which is essential to cure cracked heels. A single banana is enough for daily process of curing your cracked heel. The banana should be mashed into a thick solution. It should then be pasted on the cracked heels over the foot region.
This paste should be given 15-20 minutes in order to effectively moisturize the heel and foot region. After this process, you should wash your feet gently using warm water. Then, soak the feet in cold water for 5 minutes. Dry them and go to your bed. In a few days of successful process, your cracked heels will be cured.
Cracked heels may be as a result of poor feet care. It may also be caused by poor nourishment which is deficient in zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E and C, iron, and calcium. Proper diet may also be used, together with curing processes, in order to hasten healing.