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Care for cracked heels in winter

health-and-fitness Updated: Nov 17, 2010 00:55 IST

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Suffering from cracked heels? Here are some tips to take care of your feet this winter season.

Warm up session:

The first step to repairing your cracked heels involves soaking them in warm water. Ensure that you dip them in a tub of lukewarm water and an aroma therapy oil. Keep them soaked till the cracks soften a bit.

Scrub them well

Apply some liquid soap and remove the dead cells from your heels, using a pumice stone and an exfoliating scrub or a loofah. Make sure that you do this gently as vigorous scrubbing can lead to bleeding. Now take a soft cotton towel and pat your feet dry.

FeetMoisten up

Just like any other part of your body, your feet too need regular moisturisation. Apply some moisturising lotion or a foot massage cream and rub it gently till it dissolves completely. Wear slippers while walking around the house after applying the oil/lotion to avoid dirt sticking to your feet.

Regular pampering

Go for foot massages and pedicure in regular intervals as it will keep your feet soft, hydrated and crack-free.

Bed time

Always put on a pair of loose socks (tight socks disrupts the blood circulation) before going to bed.