Dry/Cracked feet is one of the horrible nightmares to many people nowadays. However, it continues in all seasons causing pain and irritation whenever you put your feet on the ground. It is a sign of lack of attention to foot care that usually leads to cracked heels. They usually appear for those who have dry skin and thick callus feet around the rim of the heel.
The cracked heels worsen the situation in the case of diabetes patients, especially in aged persons. Treating them under such conditions are not completely successful most of the times. Sometimes the deficiency of zinc and omega- 3 fatty acids can lead to cracked heels. Sebum production and skin losing enough moisture will lead to cracked feet in elder people.
This homemade scrub is used to soften your feet with minimal effort. The ingredients used in this scrub are mostly available in our day to day life.
Brown sugar- 2tbsp
Lemon juice- 1tsp
Olive oil- 1tbsp
Bath tub half filled with warm (not hot) water
Take a bowl and mix well all the ingredients just mentioned above one by one until it forms a thick, sticky, smooth paste and set it aside.
Now, soak your feet in warm water for about 10 to 15 minutes so that your feet are freed from minute dust particles and are clean and smooth.
With feet still in tub, slather the exfoliating agent over the foot and gently scrub your foot moving your hands in circular motions.
Repeat the same to other foot.
After this rinse off your feet in the tub to get a smooth and silky feet.
This scrub nourishes the dry skin and removes the dead skin cells under your feet.
This exfoliating foot scrub revitalizes and softens the rough feet. Follow the steps carefully to gain soft and silky feet.
Milk- 1 cup
Warm water- 5 cups
Sugar/ salt- 4 tbsp
Baby oil/ coconut oil- ½ cup
Salicylic acid cream/ thick moisturizer
Drop 1 cup of milk and 5 cups of warm water in a bath tub and soak your feet for about 5- 10 minutes.
Now, in a bowl take ½ cup of baby/ coconut oil and add sugar/ salt to it and mix well. Vegetable oil can also be replaced with other oils.
After forming a thick paste massage this over your feet in circular motions and later scrub your feet with pumice stone
Rinse off well and pat it dry.
Before you go to bed, rub your feet with stridex pad which exfoliated your foot skin as it has 2% salicylic acid in it.
After this, apply a thick moisturizer (probably a petroleum jelly) or a salicylic cream on the bottoms of your feet.
Now, pull on socks and rest your feet for about 4 hours.
This foot scrub helps you to remove dead skin cells accumulated on your foot skin throughout the day
This foot moisturizer helps you in smoothening the dry and achy feet. Applying this daily would help you to get rid of cracked heels as early as possible.
Petroleum jelly- 1tbsp
Lime juice- 2- 3 drops
Lukewarm water- ½ tub
Make your own foot moisturizer by mixing 1 tablespoon of petroleum jelly with lime juice.
Before applying this, soak your feet in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes and pat it dry.
Now, apply the mixture by gently massaging your feet and cover your feet with cotton socks.
Next day, in the morning your feet will feel softer and by regular application of this scrub you get rid of cracked feet early.
Olive oil- 1tbsp
Lemon/ lavender oil- 2- 3 drops
Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add 2 to 3 drops of lemon/ lavender oil to it.
Shake the ingredients until they form a thick, milky solution to apply.
Apply this to your feet anytime when needed.
This cream moisturizes your feet as you can apply it at anytime in a day and don’t forget to shake the cream before each use.
These homemade foot scrubs and moisturizing creams heals your from cracked feet without any side effects and also you need not spend money on expensive spa agents. Giving attention to your feet once in a while is necessary to get rid of cracked heels.
Try out these formulae and following the necessary diet tips would help you resolve your foot problems soon. You can share your opinions and queries via the comments section.