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IN Health & Fitness ON 13 May, 2016
Cracked or dry feet are one of the terrible nightmares to many people nowadays. The skin on our feet is naturally dry in nature and unlike the skin on the rest of the body; it requires much care and attention. And however the skin on feet continues to pain and irritation in every season. This may be an indication of a lack of attention to foot care that causes the cracked heels.
Well, the skin on your feet does not carry any oil glands so there is so much need of moisturizing them up and if you fail to do so, it results in cracked feet or heels.
Mix some liquid soap in warm water foot tub and soak your feet in it for 20 minutes. Use pumice stone and scrub off the skin. Wash off later and then pat dry followed by a cream or moisturizer.
Before going to bed, soak your feet in warm water and scrub it off with a loofah. After letting it dry, apply coconut oil and wear socks overnight and remove in the morning. Do this for 7 days and see the results.
Before applying mentholated rub, clean your feet and put on the pair of socks overnight after applying. Wash the feet with warm water the next morning.
Heat paraffin wax in a boiler and add coconut oil in it. Apply the paste on fissures and put on socks. And then same leave overnight and wash next morning.
Add equal parts of glycerine and lemon juice. You can even add rose water for essence. Apply the mixture on your feet and leave for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off. Repeat it for about 2 weeks.
Epsom salt has the capability to heal the cracked heels. So for using it, add a half cup of salt in warm water and let your feet be in it for few minutes and then rub gently using a pumice stone. Then dry your feet and apply moisturizer thoroughly.
Mix one cup of white or apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water. Soak your feet in for 15 minutes and scrap off the dead skin using a foot scrubber. Wash your feet and then apply petroleum jelly or moisturizer.
Add some lemon juice to warm water and soak feet in the solution for about 10 minutes. Scrub, wash, dry and apply moisturizer as told earlier.
Yes, banana pulp or paste is found to be very good in curing the cracked feet. Apply the paste on feet and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash your feet and follow this remedy on a daily basis.
Mix one tablespoon of powdered oatmeal and jojoba oil and make a paste. Apply the paste over feet and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry. Perform this every day.
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