Health Tips

5 Tricks to Remove Cracked Heels and Get Beautiful Feet

Do you feel very ashamed to remove your shoes in public places due to cracks in your heels? While we spend a lot of time caring for our face, our feet are often overlooked. This lack of care and hygiene is what makes your heels crack. If this is the case, we have covered you.

Your kitchen is a treasure trove of amazing products of medicinal value that can cure many everyday diseases, including the problem of cracked heels. Bright Side 10 provides treatments straight from your kitchen to help you reach the perfect heels you always deserve.

Listerine and vinegar

What to do:

  1. Prepare a mixture of one cup of Listerine, one cup of white vinegar, and 2 cups of water.
  2. Soak your feet in the mixture for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove your feet, and scrub them using a pumice stone to remove dead skin.
  4. Rinse with clean water.
  5. Pat dry, and moisturize.

How often: Repeat every day until the heel has healed.

Why it works: Listerine contains thymol and alcohol, which helps to fight nail fungus, treat cracked feet, soothe the skin, and treat plantar warts. The mild acids in vinegar soften dry and dead skin, making it easy to peel off.

Rice flour, honey, and vinegar

What to do:

  1. Make a scrub by mixing 3 tsp of rice flour, one tsp of honey, and 2–3 drops of apple cider vinegar. Stir well to form a thick paste.
  2. Soak your feet in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes, and then gently scrub using the paste to remove dead skin.

Number of times: repeat the process 2-3 times a week.

Why it works: Rice flour peeles, cleanses and prepares the skin. Honey is a natural antiseptic that helps heal cracked feet. Vinegar is a mild acid that softens dry and dead skin, making it easy to peel off.

Banana

What to do:

  1. Mash 2 ripe bananas into a smooth paste. Make sure that the bananas are ripe. Unripe bananas contain acid that is harsh for the skin.
  2. Gently rub the paste all over your feet, including the nail beds and sides of the toe. Keep it on for 20 minutes.
  3. After 20 minutes, rinse your feet with clean water.

How often: Repeat this every night for two weeks before bed or until you are satisfied with the results.

Why it works: Banana is a natural skin moisturizer. It contains vitamins A, B6 and C, all of which help to maintain skin elasticity and keep it hydrated.

Honey

What to do:

  1. Add one cup of honey to a tub of warm water.
  2. Soak your clean feet in the mixture, and gently massage for 20 minutes.
  3. Gently exfoliate your skin using a pumice stone.
  4. Pat your feet dry, and apply a thick moisturizer.

How often: This can be done regularly before going to bed.

Why it works: Honey is a natural moisturizer, meaning it draws water from the inner tissues into the outer layers of the skin. This fluid transformation creates a plumping effect that helps to heal the outer skin.

Vegetable oil

What to do:

  1. Clean your feet thoroughly.
  2. Dry your feet using a soft towel.
  3. Apply a thick layer of vegetable oil to your heels and toes.
  4. Put on a pair of clean comfortable socks, and leave them overnight.

Number of times: daily before going to bed.

Why it works: The skin readily absorbs vegetable oil. Most vegetable oils contain vitamins like provitamin A, D and E, all of which help nourish the skin and create new cells.