The best creams for cracked heels

How to prevent cracked heels

Summer is the time when cracked heels occur and it can cause a lot of inconvenience, as you will agree with us. After months of wearing shoes, this is a common problem, and a large number of people seek the solutions for callused and cracked skin on the foot.

In this case, we recommend masks, creams and scrubs for feet that are very quick and easy to prepare, and most of the necessary ingredients for its preparation can be found in your own kitchen, stay with us.

For cracked heels blame uncomfortable shoes

Thick and cracked heels do not represent a beautiful sight to see, luckily there are many recipes that you can easily prepare at home to mitigate and completely eliminate the existing problems. However, hard and cracked skin on the feet, you will return if you continue to wear tight and above all uncomfortable shoes. These are not the only causes of the problem, but they are certainly the most common.

People who have dry skin in the area of ​​the foot, accompanied by frequent eczema in the said area, are certainly among the risk groups. Heels are first targeted because it includes the part of the foot where the skin is the hardest and fastest thickens and dries up. If your work requires you to stand for a long time, you have gained weight, your feet are often in the water, there are chances that you develop cracked heels and feet. Water is not good for the skin because it rinses the oil from the skin, oil that skin has produced to protect it, and in addition it will dry the area on our feet.

In fact due to poor elasticity and lower circulation in this part dead skin forms and we must in time eliminate it with the regular peels. Again, note, that not even the most expensive peeling of feet brings long-term result, if you go back to your old habits.
Scrub your feet with tea tree and mint

Your cracked heels can be treated as follows:
  • Fill 3/4 glass jars with sea salt, then slowly top it up with olive or almond oil until they are completely soaked. Then add 6 drops of tea tree oil and 6 drops of essential oil of mint. Since this essential oil is very strong, if you have sensitive skin, use small quantity for example 1 to 2 drops. Apply scrub to wet feet and massage them with circular movements for 5 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water and apply a nourishing cream.

Besides its cooling effect, this scrub for the feet works as an antiseptic. With this we recommend another excellent treatment for cracked heels and feet:
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of oil with sugar to get a thick paste, then add a few finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Pour a glass of milk in a bowl half-filled with warm water, and soak your feet and keep at least for ten minutes. On wet feet apply previously prepared scrub for the feet and massage in a circular motion for about ten minutes.

After that, wash your feet with warm water, thoroughly dry with a towel, apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly, wear cotton socks and leave it overnight.

Cracked skin on the feet can be treated with this oil mixture
  • Dissolve 10 ml of oil extract of sage, 10 ml oil extract of arnica, 10 ml of oil extracts of burdock, 10 g of oil extract of chamomile, then remove from the steam and add a teaspoon of tincture of rosemary and 5 drops of essential oil of rosemary. Stir until the mixture is smooth and then pour into a glass jar, close it, and when cooled, keep in a refrigerator.

This mixture is ideal for the care of cracked heels because it speeds up skin regeneration.

How to make marigold cream for heels

We wrote several times about healing marigold, whether it comes as marigold tea, tincture, ointment and others. What many do not know is that from this plant can make a phenomenal cream for cracked heels. Here is the recipe:
  • Pour a tablespoon of marigold flower with a decilitre of boiling water and leave it covered until it has cooled. Strain and add sour cream to produce a cream for heels. Massage it into washed feet and let it work for about thirty minutes, and then rinse thoroughly.

With daily use your skin will regenerate and hydrate. Also, marigold cream will eliminate fatigue and bloated feet. The cream is stored in the refrigerator in a sealed glass jars.

Make a peeling for softening your feet

This scrub for heels is prepared very easily, and all ingredients you can find in your own kitchen.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and a tablespoon of honey until you get a uniform mixture. If the paste is too thick, stir in honey and if it is too rare, add a little sugar. Then add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of olive oil. Soak your feet in lukewarm water and keep them in for 10-15 minutes, and then apply to the wet skin peeling for heel and massage in circular motions.

For each foot allocate enough time to completely remove all the dead cells and eliminate the thickening and cracked heels. Then after that feet should be thoroughly washed and dried, and apply nourishing cream in the end.

Oriental mask, feet care

Indulge yourself with this oriental mask, which gives you the ultimate pleasure and makes the skin of your feet smooth and orderly.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of clay for outdoor use with one tablespoon of buckwheat flour and a teaspoon of turmeric. Stir well, then add rose water until you get a paste. Leave in the fridge to rest for fifteen minutes, and then apply the mask on your feet and let it operate until it is completely dry.

If you have hard and cracked heels and rough feet, be sure to try this mask. Clay cleanses the skin and stimulates circulation, while turmeric acts as an antiseptic and promotes healing of cracked skin. Rinse the mask with lukewarm water, then dry feet and apply a nourishing cream.

The mask for dry and cracked heels

If this problem occurs, we recommend a mask that will soften and nourish the skin.

Mix 2 cups of oatmeal, a cup of flour, half a cup of honey and half a cup of grape seed oil, and mix until you get a uniform mixture. In order to more pleasant smelly you can add a few drops of an essential oil (ideal would be a combination of mint and tea tree which has a strong antifungal effect). If the mask for heels is too thick, add more oil, and if it is rare - more cereal.

Soak your feet first in warm water for about ten minutes to which you added soda, and then massage the wet skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water, dry the heels and apply a mask, and leave it for at least half an hour. Rinse with lukewarm water and apply a nourishing cream.

Natural foot care with Epsom salts

Lately Epsom salt draws a lot of attention because it successfully frees the body from stress, relieves muscle spasms and swells, works relaxing and stimulates the removal of toxins from the body. Also, it is the perfect tool for foot care, and is available in pharmacies, health food stores and even some supermarkets.

For cracked heels and feet prepare the following mixture:
  • Mix a cup of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup of olive or almond oil and add 15 drops of essential oil of mint, lemon and rosemary, pour into a glass jar and refrigerate. Use once a week to exfoliate feet.

We hope that you will try some of the suggested recipes, and that cracked heels and rough skin on the feet will become your past.