The most noticeable element of one’s personality is the skin. The more impeccable the skin, the flawless is the personality. Most importantly, people actually judge you by the sanitization of your hands and feet which is why we often visit salons to get those expensive manicure and pedicure sessions. But it really is a hard task to get all those expensive beauty treatments on a regular basis as not every one of us could afford such luxuries, right? Yet all of us definitely deserve to look flawless and that’s why we have come up with jaw-dropping hacks to treat the cracked heels.
Before we proceed further we would like to recall the famous quote,
“Slow and steady wins the race” which means no matter if it’s taking time, just stay focused and see the magic gradually work!
Soak baby soak!
The first and foremost step towards flawless and smooth heel care is to soak your feet in warm water. There are a number of options for ingredients/products that can be used in there to make the dead skin softer and easy to peel.
Lemon Juice and Baking Soda
Baking Soda has majestic benefits for cracked heels, it not only reduces itching but also soothes the inflamed and itchy skin. Moreover, it softens the area to make the dead skin prone to peeling.
However, the lemon juice helps in creating an acidic environment that becomes unbearable for the fungus resulting in deeply sanitized skin.
Method: Squeeze half a big sized lemon, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the warm water and soak your feet for good 30 minutes. Scrub and rinse the dead skin, moisturize and you are done! Repeat this twice or thrice a week.
Tea Tree Oil
This amazing treasure of nature is simply one of the most vital sanctifications we have been blessed with. Tea tree oil helps in reducing Toenail Fungus as well as gives enchanting and natural fragrant aura. It softens the skin and helps in removing the dead stubborn skin.
Method: Add a few drops of Tea Tree oil and a Carrier oil to the warm water and soak your feet for 10-20 minutes. Scrub and wash the cracked skin to witness that silky smooth finish. Repeat it twice a week.
Listerine has some magnificent benefits when it comes to killing the fungus which is why we recommend using Listerine to soak your feet and deeply sterilize them. However, adding vinegar would also give a clear, fresh and soft look to the heels.
Method: Add 1 tablespoon of Listerine and 1.2 tablespoons of vinegar in warm water and let your feet soak in there for 30 minutes. Wash, exfoliate and moisturize!
Repeat this thrice a week for best results.
Moisturizing your skin is as important as keeping your immune system hydrated by drinking enough water daily. We often neglect the importance of keeping our skin hydrated which is why we end up getting trapped in cracked heels, dead skin, itching, inflammation and irritation of the skin.
The key is to use lots and lots of moisturizer especially if you have dry skin. Apart from the expensive lotions and creams available in the market, here are some cheap yet splendid moisturizers that you can find in your home.
Aloe Vera Gel
I am a huge Aloe Vera fan for its tremendous benefits regarding skin, hair, health and many other aspects. As we are discussing the cracked heels, there is nothing better than Aloe Vera gel which can show you the “literal” magic without having to add anything to it. It contains Vitamins A, B (thiamine), B2, C, F plus niacin, choline, and folic acid as well as carboxyl-peptidase (an enzyme which produces an anti-inflammatory effect). Moreover, it also contains minerals including sodium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, chromium and iron.
Amazed, right? So, all these compelling properties combine to give a soothing and medicated effect on your skin while deeply and permanently healing the cracked heels.
Shocked? Well, this one is a super hack no one would ever tell you! Aspirin, when combined with petroleum jelly, provides ultra-magical moisture to your cracked and chapped skin and when we say ultra-magical, we literally mean it!
All you got to do is grind a tablet of aspirin with your hands and mix it up with 1 tablespoonful of petroleum jelly. Apply daily to the cracked area, leave overnight and get the smoother than ever heels forever you can also check the Aspirin 4 amazing ways to use it for personal care .
Endnote If you too are tired of spending too much on your pedicure sessions again and again just to get rid of stubborn eccentric heels, then simply follow these simple hacks to get your cracked heels treated with care. Start from today and pamper your skin in the most affordable way, slowly but eventually, it would become your habit.