Cracked heels are a very common problem which can vary in severity from a cosmetic problem to a problem that requires medical attention. By taking appropriate precautions you can prevent the cracks from becoming deeper and cause the bleeding and the pain. Some of the causes of cracked heels are dry air, lack of moisture, improper foot care, poor diet, aging, prolonged standing on hard floors and wearing the wrong kind of shoes.
There are several home remedies for cracked heels that you can try that will solve this problem. My neighbor is 57 years old, and her feet look like a twenty year old girl’s feet, and her secret is this homemade remedy.
Aspirin and alcohol
- 10 aspirin tablets of 300 mg
- 250 ml of 70% medical alcohol or 250 ml of brandy
In order to prepare this remedy, first you need to crush the 10 aspirin tablets and turn them into dust. Then mix the powder with 250 ml of brandy (or 70% of medical alcohol) and leave it to stay like that for about a day or two. Every evening, shake the mixture and after two days to take a piece of gauze and dip it in the medicine.
Next thing you need to do is put the soaked gauze on your feet. Then you need to wrap your feet in a nylon bag and put on your socks. Leave it overnight. In the morning, wash your feet with warm water, wipe them and apply some kind of skin nourishing cream or glycerin on them.
After only 10 sessions you will be amazed by the results. Your feet and heels will be a lot more beautiful and there will be no trace of rough skin or hard deposits!
Vaseline and lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of Vaseline
- 4 to 5 drops of lemon juice
- hot water
Soak your feet in warm water and hold them in for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then you need to rinse them and pat them dry. Next thing you need to do is mix one teaspoon of Vaseline and lemon juice. Rub this mixture over your feet, cracked heels and other affected parts of the legs. Your skin will soon absorb all the mixture.
Apply this mixture on your feet and put on a pair of wool socks. Keep this mixture on your feet overnight and wash it off in the morning. The wool socks will keep the heat of the body and increase the efficiency of the mixture.