Almost every third person in the world suffers from cracked heels, and even though they are not very noticeable, they can still be a big problem, it can be very uncomfortable at times. People spend money on expensive creams and ointments, but most of the time they turn out to be poorly effective. Fortunately, there is a natural remedy that can help you solve this problem. All you need is one lemon, cream or oil for skin and socks.
The acidic property in lemons can be very effective in softening rough skin that leads to cracking.
First of all cut the lemon on halves and squeeze the juice out of it since all you need is its peel with little pulp on it. Put the halves directly to your heels, put your socks and allow the lemon to stay for half an hour. The lemon peel and its pulp will help you regenerate the old cracked skin and remove it perfectly because it contains essential oils. You need to repeat this process 2-3 times a week, and the cracks on your heels will be less visible and the skin will look flawless. To soften the skin, apply little amount of cream or oil for skin on your foot, preferably coconut oil or mixture of alcohol and glycerin.
The nutrients from the cream or oil will penetrate into the deep layers of the skin, after the treatment with lemon peel. Try this treatment and you won’t regret because it is extremely effective.
Other Tips for Preventing and Treating Cracked Heels
Get regular exercise.
Avoid standing for long periods which may cause cracks in feet.
Avoid extremely hot water as it dries skin, results cracked heels.
Avoid exposing feet to water, especially hot water, for long periods.
Soak feet in warm, soapy water for 15 minutes each night. Rinse it thoroughly and pat dry to get relief from cracked heels.
Wash and moisturize feet regularly.
Keep hydrated. It helps to get rid of cracked heels and other health problems.
Eat a healthy diet. Add include omega-3 fatty acids, fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet.
If you have athlete’s foot, thyroid disease, psoriasis, eczema, or diabetes, consult a doctor for advice on treatment.
Avoid sandals and other open shoes that allow foot expansion.
Maintain a healthy weight in order to avoid putting excess pressure on feet.
Eat foods rich in vitamin E, calcium, iron, zinc, and omega–3 fatty acids.