Cracked heels are a common cosmetic issue. Moreover, they can be quite unsightly and painful. This cosmetic problem may be accompanied by symptoms like redness, itching, inflammation and peeling skin. If left untreated, it may lead to deeper cracks and bleeding.
There are various reasons why many women deal with dry and cracked heels, including improper skin care, dry air, lack of moisture, aging, poor dietary choices, and prolonged standing. Furthermore, some health conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, calluses, thyroid disorder, and diabetes can only make this condition worse.
Fortunately, there are several natural remedies, which will help you treat this common issue. Therefore, you can use Epsom salt with warm water, bananas, honey, petroleum jelly, and other natural ingredients to treat cracked heels. Remember that proper skin care is essential.
Moreover, we present you a natural homemade treatment, which will heal your dry and cracked feet in no time. The main ingredient is a lemon, which can penetrate deeply into the skin, eliminate the dead skin cells, and leave your skin smooth and soft. This is the recipe:
Healing Ointment for Dry and Cracked Skin
- 1 large lemon
- moisturizing cream or coconut oil for the skin
You should pick a large lemon so it covers the entire heel. Then, cut it 2 halves and squeeze out the lemon juice. However, make sure the pulp is still inside. You will need the lemon peel with the pulp in it. Next, put one-half of the lemon directly on the heel. Put a pair of socks to keep the lemon compress on your feet. Let it act for 30 minutes or leave it overnight. Afterward, remove the socks and apply coconut oil to moisturize the skin.
What makes this remedy so effective is the fact that you don’t need to scrub the heels to eliminate the dead skin cells. Instead, by repeating this treatment for 2-3 times a week, you will have flawless heels.