Feeling embarrassed to remove your shoes in public places because of cracked heel? Most of us do spend a lot of time taking care of our face, but the least importance is given to our feet, often completely ignored.

Some of the common factors that cause cracked heels are obesity, improperly fitting shoes, standing for a long duration, dry skin and lack of proper care and hygiene.

Our kitchen is a repository of wonderful ingredients with healing properties and medicinal values that can cure many daily problems, including cracked heels.

Let’s look at some of the home remedies to heal your cracked heels.

1.Banana

The abundance of nutrients in bananas that includes vitamin A, B6 and C all of which eases to keep up the elasticity of the skin and keeps the skin well hydrated. Banana is a natural moisturizer that keeps the feet moisten and prevents drying of skin.

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

How to do

Take 2 ripe bananas mash into a smooth paste. Avoid unripe bananas as it contains acid that is not good for the skin.

Apply the paste all over the feet, including the nails and sides of the toe. Let it stay for 20 minutes and then rinse your feet with water.

Repeat this for at least 2 weeks before going to bed to get best results.

2.Honey

Honey is considered as a natural antiseptic that aids in healing the cracked feet. It is also a good humectant that moistens the skin and prevents drying of the skin. In addition, the soothing properties of honey also help to revitalize the skin.

Ingredients

1 cup honey

Warm water

How to do

Mix 1 cup of honey to a tub of warm water.

Clean the feet and steep in this mixture, massage soothingly for 20 minutes.

Dry your feet and apply moisturizer.

Regularly do this before going to bed for a few weeks.

3. Vegetable Oil

Cooking oils gets readily absorbed by the skin. Vegetable oils are heaped with nutrients that include vitamin A, D, and E all of which revamp the skin and heals cracked heels by creating new cells.

Ingredients

2 tbsp vegetable oil

How to do

Clean and pat dry your feet thoroughly.

Nicely spread a thick layer of vegetable oil, covering your heels and toes.

Wear clean comfortable socks and leave them overnight.

Repeat this daily before going to bed to heal the cracked heels.

4.Vaseline and lemon juice

The acidic properties of lemon, when combined with the moisturizing effect of Vaseline, ease to clear off dry skin and cracked feet.

Ingredients

1 tsp Vaseline

4-5 drops of lemon juice

Warm water

How to do

Steep your feet in lukewarm water for about 15 minutes. Rinse and dry.

Combine 1 tsp of Vaseline and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply this mixture over your heels and other parts of the feet thoroughly.

Wear a pair of woollen socks overnight and wash off in the morning.

Do this simple procedure before going to bed regularly.

5.Rice flour, honey and vinegar

Rice flour work as an amazing natural exfoliator, that helps to clear off the dead cells and nourishes the skin. Added with honey a natural antiseptic that heal cracked feet and vinegar is mild acid that moistens the dry and dead skin, making it very easy to exfoliate.

Ingredients

2 tbsp rice flour

1 tsp honey

5-6 drops of vinegar

How to do

Make a scrub by mixing all the ingredients to form a thick paste.

Soak your feet in lukewarm water for 10 minutes, dry and then gently scrub using the mixture to clear off the dead skin.

Repeat this process 2-3 times in a week.