6 Ways to Fix Dry, Cracked Heels

· March 21, 2017
When it comes to fighting dry, cracked heels, consistency is key, since these remedies should be applied daily if you want to get noticeable results in little time. Give them a try!

Dry, cracked heels and feet are something we all have to deal with if we don’t take proper care of our feet.

There are various reasons you might see cracks on your heels, whether you’re on your feet a lot or if your feet are always moist.

Don’t worry, though, because this condition can be fixed. Apart from all of the options available at supermarkets and special beauty stores, there are also totally natural, easy-to-make treatments you can make yourself at home.

Check out these 6 great natural recipes and pick your favorite!

1. Pumice stone foot bath

This is definitely the most well-known treatment, so let’s start here. For anyone who has never tried it, we’ll explain what you’ll need to do.

What you need

  • Pumice stone
  • Container to soak your feet in
  • Warm or hot water (as you prefer)
  • Moisturizing cream or almond oil

What to do

  • This foot bath is best an hour before going to bed or going to rest for awhile.
  • Warm the water and pour into the container.
  • Wait for it to cool enough that it won’t burn you, and put your feet in.
  • Soak your feet for 20 minutes.
  • Remove your feet from the water and use the pumice stone to rub your heel, being careful on cracked areas.

We recommend applying some pressure for better results. After a few minutes, your heels will already feel softer.

  • Then, put your feet back in the water to rinse them of dead skin and gently dry.
  • Apply a moisturizing cream and let it work overnight. After applying the cream or oil, you can put socks on.

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2. Natural oat exfoliant

This exfoliant doesn’t just help with cracked heels. It also makes your feet look nicer without any side effects, since the ingredients are gentle.

This is ideal for people with sensitive skin.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of oat flour or ground oats (30 g)
  • 3/4 cup of jojoba oil (150 g)

Preparation

  • In an appropriately sized container, put the oats with the jojoba oil and mix until it forms a paste.
  • Apply the paste to your feet and gently massage for a few minutes.
  • Let the paste sit for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
  • Any leftover paste can be kept in a plastic or glass container for you to use whenever you need it.

3. Fix cracked heels with lemon and glycerin

This treatment for dry, cracked heels is based on hydrating the heel with glycerin. The lemon’s job will be to get rid of dead skin cells with its acids.

Ingredients

  • Hot water
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup of rose water (100 ml)
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice (62 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of glycerin (100 ml)

What you need

  • Pumice stone
  • Socks
  • Container to soak your feet in
  • Large container or bowl
  • Small bowl

Preparation

  • Heat the water and pour into the large container.
  • Add the coarse salt, lemon juice, and glycerin.
  • Stir the ingredients a little to help them dissolve and soak your feet in the mixture for 15 minutes.
  • After this time, remove your feet and use the pumice stone to get rid of the dry skin.
  • In the small bowl, make the same mixture but without the water, and instead add the rose water.
  • Mix until a paste is formed and apply to any remaining tough spots on your heels.
  • After that, put on socks and let the mixture work overnight.
  • The next morning, rinse your feet and repeat for 5 days.

4. Banana avocado cream

There are also ways to fix cracked heels that aren’t an overnight process.

We know that although it may have great results, some people don’t like how it feels to have a cream on their feet all night. This remedy, though, will be over in 40 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 bananas
  • 1/2 medium-sized avocado

Preparation

  • Combine the ingredients to form a uniform cream.
  • Apply to your feet and heels.
  • Let sit for 30 to 40 minutes and rinse the cream off well.

5. Restorative papaya cream

This cream doesn’t just fix cracked heels. It also can be used when skin is exposed, since papaya helps restore the tissue and is a natural exfoliant.

Ingredients

  • Papaya

Application

  • Smash the papaya to form a purée.
  • Apply to affected areas and remove after 30 to 40 minutes.

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6. Overnight oil treatment

You can use any kind of oil for this treatment, as long as it’s plant-based. Here, we’ll use coconut oil and almond oil.

Ingredients

  • 6 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil (100 g)
  • 1/2 cup of almond oil (100 g)
  • Socks

Application

  • Mix the two oils together and apply to your feet, being sure to completely cover them.
  • Gently massage for about 7 minutes to relax your feet and ensure that the oils can do their work.
  • Put socks on on top of the oil and leave them like that overnight.
  • The next morning, rinse your feet off and repeat for 6 days or until your heels feel softer and crack-free.