Have you noticed how our feet are naturally drier than the rest of our body no matter what the weather is? Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to find the right shoes that cover the feet as well as look flattering and can make anyone pretty conscious. Now let’s be honest, everyone, even Victoria Secret models aren’t blessed with soft and smooth feet, infect their poor feet are probably more over worked and battered than most. There is absolutely no reason to get embarrassed or avoid wearing your favorite pair of heels because of your cracked heels.
Some of the most common reasons for dry/cracked feet are jobs that require you to stand for long periods of time, cold weather, dehydration, diabetes and certain skin disease like eczema. The skin on your feet is naturally thicker than the rest of your body for added protection and these reasons may cause it to become itchy, flaky, and painful. Given below are some of the easiest, least time consuming home remedies that will give you baby smooth feet in no time.
1. Socks and Vaseline
Taken it from someone who has tried and tested this, trust me, when I say that this is magic. Just apply a copious amount of Vaseline to your feet before bed and make sure to really massage it on to those dry areas. Don’t be shy with quantity and keep putting more if you feel like your skin keeps absorbing it. Wear your socks on top of this to help retain all the moisture you just supplied your feet with. And because this is such a minimal effort, I suggest making this a permanent part of your night time routine to get the smoothest and softest feet ever.
If this isn’t top on your priority list, then you better put it up there. Every alternate day during shower, use a pumice stone and scrub your heels gently, but firmly in circular motions repeatedly. This will help remove all the dead flaky skin and dirt that builds up throughout the day. Make sure to moisturize afterwards to prevent over drying of feet.
Lemon’s acidity helps remove roughened skin from the soles and heels of your feet. Take a tub full of warm water and add a cup of lemon juice to it. Soak your feet in for about 15 minutes before scrubbing them with pumice and patting them dry with a towel.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
This works the same way as lemon juice. Add one part vinegar and one part water to a tub of warm, but not hot water, and soak your feet in for 15 minutes. Do this every week for too dry feet or every alternate day on a normal basis for best results.
5. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is the best natural moisturizer. It can be used on the body as well as the face and more importantly on the feet to treat eczema and other skin conditions.
6. Rice Flour
Rice flour can be used to make a natural scrub that exfoliates your feet without any harsh chemicals.
- To make the scrub, mix a handful of ground rice with a few teaspoons apple cider vinegar.
- Stir to form a thick paste.
- If the cracking on your heels is extremely bad, add a tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil.
- Soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes and then gently scrub them with the rice flour paste.
- Repeat the process a few times a week for best results.
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