With the approaching of summer and the heat, it is the time to change the boots and shoes with pretty thin sandals. But sometimes cracked heels can prevent you from doing so. To help you solve this problem and look pretty with soft feet, we offer simple and effective natural remedies.
Heels are the body part that supports the entire weight of our body. They therefore suffer great pressure and the thin and sensitive skin often pays the costs. A prolonged standing or walking-barefoot, lack of hydration, wearing uncomfortable shoes, or certain health conditions such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes or overweight, encourage their irritation and cause the appearance of cracks . These are only small cracks, but if they are not treated, they rapidly become harder and more split. This remedy acts as a protection to the heel, but also helps the skin to regenerate properly. Over time, if not treated properly, the heels become more and more painful and can even start to bleed.
So in order to take better care of your heels and feet, we offer a two-steps beauty routine that allows you to treat and preserve their softness.
Exfoliate the heels
To get rid of dead skin and allow moisturizers to penetrate your skin, regularly exfoliate the heels.
To do so naturally you will need a handful of rice and a few teaspoons of honey and apple cider vinegar. Coarsely grind the rice and add honey and apple cider vinegar, then mix until a thick paste. Before applying it, dip your feet for 15 minutes in a basin of hot water – at a temperature you can stand – to open the pores and soften the skin. Then apply the rice exfoliate by carefully massaging your feet and heels. You can also use a pumice stone to better remove calluses. Then rinse your feet with warm water and dry them thoroughly.
The abrasive and antibacterial properties of rice, antioxidant and nourishing properties of honey and apple cider vinegar will help you remove the dead skin, disinfect your heels and feed them properly.
Moisturize the heels
Once your heels are exfoliated, it is essential to nourish and moisturize them to preserve the flexibility and beauty of the skin. Simply generously apply olive oil or coconut oil, which are highly nourishing, on your feet and massage them. Then put cotton socks on and keep them overnight. Heat promotes the penetration of the oil. The next morning, wash your feet and dry them thoroughly. Repeat this application every night to achieve the desired results.
To speed up the healing of your heels and prevent recurrence of cracks, it is very important to maintain good hygiene and proper hydration of the feet. You should also prefer comfortable shoes that will prevent injuries to the heels. It is also important to maintain proper walking posture which is to distribute the body weight on the entire soles. In addition, proper hydration and care applied throughout the year preserve the beauty and health of your feet.