The best creams for calloused heels

How to prevent calloused heels

The summer is a period when heels can cause a lot of inconvenience. You will agree that it does not look good in summer shoes or sandals.

After months of wearing winter footwear, this is a common problem. A large number of people seek solutions to this problem.

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

The cause of calloused heels can be found in uncomfortable footwear

Thick and cracked heels are never a beautiful sight to see. Fortunately there are many recipes that you can easily prepare at home. With this you will completely eliminate the existing problems. However, hard and cracked skin on the feet will return if you continue to wear tight and above all uncomfortable shoes. These are not the only cause of the problem, but they are certainly the most common.

People who have dry skin in the area of ​​the feet, are accompanied by frequent eczema in the said area. This part of the body is first to get affected.
If your work asks from you to stand for a long time or you are overweight or your feet are in the water all the time, you have increased chances to develop cracked heels. If you spend a lot of time in water you will remove the beneficial oil from this area that the skin has created to protect itself and further dry out the area on our feet.

In fact, due to poor elasticity and bad circulation dead skin is formed on our heels, and it must be eliminated with regular peelings. Again, please note that even the most expensive peeling will not bring long-term result, if you go back to your old habits.

Foot scrub with tea tree and peppermint

Your calloused heels can be treated as follows:

Fill 3/4 of glass jar with sea salt, then slowly pour olive or almond oil. 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 smaller amounts, 1 to 2 drops. Apply scrub massage your feet them in a circular motion for 5 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water and apply a nourishing cream.

Besides having a cooling effect, this scrub for the feet has an antiseptic effect. 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 it in for at least ten minutes. On wet feet apply a previously prepared scrub for the feet and massage in a circular motion for about ten minutes.

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

Calloused skin on the feet can be treated with this oil mixture

Dissolve on steam 10 ml of oily extract of sage, 10ml of arnica extract, 10 ml of thistle oil extracts, 10 g of oily extracts of chamomile. Then remove it from the steam and add a teaspoon of tincture of rosemary and 5 drops of rosemary essential oil. Mix until the mixture is smooth, then pour into a glass jar. Close and when it cools put 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 cracked heels?

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

Daily use will regenerate and hydrate your skin. Also, marigold cream will eliminate fatigue and swelling of feet. Cream is kept in the refrigerator in sealed glass jar.

Make a peeling to soften the skin on your feet

This foot scrub is prepared very easily, and all ingredients can be found in your kitchen.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and a tablespoon of honey and stir until you get a uniform mixture. If the paste is too thick, stir in honey and if it is to watery add a little sugar. Then add a scoop of lemon juice and a tablespoon of olive oil. Soak your feet in lukewarm water for about 10-15 minutes. Then on damp skin, apply peeling on heels and massage gently in a circular motion.

For each foot take your time to completely remove all the dead cells and eliminate thickening of the skin. Then after that you need to rinse well and dry your feet, and apply a nourishing cream for cracked heels.

So what else is good for chapped heels and roughened skin of the feet?

Oriental mask for feet care

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

If you have hard chapped heels and rough skin be sure to try this mask. Clay cleanses the skin and stimulates circulation, while turmeric has an antiseptic effect and promote healing of cracked skin. Mask rinse with lukewarm water, then dry feet well and apply a nourishing cream.

The mask for dry and chapped 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 smooth mixture. In order to achieve a more pleasant smell, you can add a few drops of an essential oil. The ideal would be a combination of mint and tea tree which has strong anti-fungal properties. If the mask is too thick add more oil, and if it is to rare – add more cereals.

Feet first, soak in warm water where you added soda previously and soak for about ten minutes, and then on damp skin in a circular motion massage this cream. Then rinse with warm water, dry well and apply the mask. Leave it for some time to work for at least half an hour. Rinse with lukewarm water and apply a nourishing cream.

Natural foot care with bitter salt

Recently, bitter or Epsom salt are attracting a great attention as it successfully frees the body from stress. It relieves muscle cramps and swelling, it relaxes and promotes the removal of toxins from the body. Also, it is the perfect tool for preparing preparations for foot care. It can be purchased at pharmacies, health food stores and even some supermarkets.

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

How to treat calloused heels 

When heel becomes hard and dry, it may break and painful injuries can occur and also healing can be painful.

Chapped, sensitive and rough heels are usually the result of inadequate skin care. A common cause is poor footwear, increased body weight, and a fungal infection of the foot.

It is therefore necessary to remove the excess thickened part and dead skin, and regular use of appropriate creams. It needs to feed the skin and improve blood circulation, which will reduce the thickening and prevent further cracking of skin.

One of the best natural combination is: honey, milk and orange juice.
  • Honey hydrates the skin and protects it from bacteria, milk revitalizes, and vitamin C from orange stimulates the production of natural collagen.

Preparation of balm for heels:

Briefly heat a full cup of honey in warm water (maximum 50 degrees). In it stir 3 tablespoons of whole milk and juice of half an orange. Mix until you get a uniform, compact mixture.

Before using the cream, scrub your heels with a stone, apply a slightly thicker layer of cream and massage for a short time this area. Then apply a new, thinner layer of balm and leave it to dry – for about 4-5 minutes.

We hope you try one of the suggested recipes. We believe that uncomfortable chapped heels and rough skin on your feet will become a thing of the past.