Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Best Natural Remedies for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are an issue that plenty of people have to deal with and not a single person enjoys. Having cracked heels, otherwise known as heel fissures, is a persistent inconvenience that is hard to deal with. Since there are so many ways to trigger them, almost anybody is vulnerable. Regular sandal use, poor hygiene, and vitamin/mineral deficiencies are just a few of the many ways people develop cracked heels.

If you have developed cracked heels and experience dry and flaky skin you know how problematic and uncomfortable it can be. The itching and unsightly appearance has inspired people who have this issue to search everywhere for a suitable remedy to their problem. The use of natural solutions has proven to be an effective and safe way to alleviate the symptoms of cracked heels.

Cooking Oils

Rubbing cooking oil on your feet? I’m aware that some of these might sound a little crazy at first but don’t knock it until you try it. Believe it or not, you can use multiple household cooking oils to effectively treat your cracked heels. Some of the more popular choices are sesame, coconut, vegetable, and olive oil.

First you should make sure that you clean off the affected area as much as possible. Remove any excess skin or flakes with a tool like a pumice stone. After your heels are nice and clean, use a cotton ball to evenly spread a generous amount of oil on the dry skin. For the best results, try doing this regularly before bed.

Banana and Avocado
In case you were wondering, yes every item on this list is completely edible. What can you trust more than something that is also good for you to eat? For this treatment, you will need a whole ripe banana and half of an avocado.

Slice the banana up into a blender or food processor and then scoop in the avocado. Blend up the ingredients until you have a nice thick paste. If necessary, you can add a splash of water to help it blend better. Gently rub the paste on to your heels and leave it on for about 15 minutes. When the time is up, wash off your feet with some warm water.

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