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Care for cracked heels in winter

Suffering from cracked heels? Here are some tips on how to take care of your feet and make them look pretty and delicate even in the harsh winter season. Read on.

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

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.

First Published: Nov 16, 2010 16:46 IST