6 fixes for cracked heels, get smooth feet at home with these remedies

Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:55 AM IST

Cracked heels can be easily treated at home if it is not severe. It is a very common foot condition where the skin gets dry and starts peeling leading to thickened skin and yellow or brown calluses around the heel edge.

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We tend to ignore our feet and spend more time in skincare. But what we are forgetting is that the feet need more care and attention since it is exposed most of the times, attracting dirt and bacteria. The results can be bad if you do not exfoliate your feet and moisturise them regularly. Here are a few remedies to treat cracked heels at home.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:55 AM IST

We tend to ignore our feet and spend more time in skincare. But what we are forgetting is that the feet need more care and attention since it is exposed most of the times, attracting dirt and bacteria. The results can be bad if you do not exfoliate your feet and moisturise them regularly. Here are a few remedies to treat cracked heels at home.(Unsplash)

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Soak and exfoliate: The heels have thicker skin than the rest of your body and when it is left untreated, it can lead to cracked heels. To avoid this, you need to soak your legs in soapy, lukewarm water for 20 minutes then use a foot scrubber or pumice stone and remove the hard skin.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:55 AM IST

Soak and exfoliate: The heels have thicker skin than the rest of your body and when it is left untreated, it can lead to cracked heels. To avoid this, you need to soak your legs in soapy, lukewarm water for 20 minutes then use a foot scrubber or pumice stone and remove the hard skin.(Unsplash)

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Honey: This is a great moisturiser and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It can help heal and cleanse wounds as well as moisturise the skin. You can apply it as a foot mask overnight.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:55 AM IST

Honey: This is a great moisturiser and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It can help heal and cleanse wounds as well as moisturise the skin. You can apply it as a foot mask overnight.(Unsplash)

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Wear cotton socks to bed: Before going to bed, apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly and wear 100% cotton socks to keep the moisture in and at the same time allow the skin to breathe(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:55 AM IST

Wear cotton socks to bed: Before going to bed, apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly and wear 100% cotton socks to keep the moisture in and at the same time allow the skin to breathe(Unsplash)

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Foot creams: Just like our face and body needs to be moisturised, the same way our feet too needs extra time and care. Apply a foot cream after every foot wash or use it before going to bed.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:55 AM IST

Foot creams: Just like our face and body needs to be moisturised, the same way our feet too needs extra time and care. Apply a foot cream after every foot wash or use it before going to bed.(Unsplash)

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Coconut oil: This has a lot of benefits on the skin and hair. Apply it all over your feet after a foot soak. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties may help heal cracked heels if they’re prone to bleeding or infections.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:55 AM IST

Coconut oil: This has a lot of benefits on the skin and hair. Apply it all over your feet after a foot soak. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties may help heal cracked heels if they’re prone to bleeding or infections.(Unsplash)

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Foot packs: Our feet can sometimes get really dry and cause discomfort. That is when you know you need to apply a foot pack. This will help remove dead skin and leave you with smooth and soft feet.(File image)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:55 AM IST

Foot packs: Our feet can sometimes get really dry and cause discomfort. That is when you know you need to apply a foot pack. This will help remove dead skin and leave you with smooth and soft feet.(File image)

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