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What are the different home remedies for Cracked Heels?

What are Cracked Heels?
• Cracked heels are a common problem among men and women.
• Women are more prone to cracked heels as their feet are exposed to dust and rough weather conditions.
• Working with water for long periods and on daily basis can also cause cracked heels.

Causes of Cracked Heels
• Cold winter weather
• Dehydrated skin
• Dry skin
• Non- moisturized feet
• Hot baths
• Prolonged Soaking of feet in hot water
• Use of harsh soaps
• Scrubbing feet
• Diabetes

Home remedies for Cracked Heels

1. Warm Water
• Foot care starts with washing and scrubbing the feet with warm water to remove dirt and grime.
• Warm water helps to relax the feet and moisturize them and prevent cracked heels.
• Clean your feet thoroughly before going to bed.

2. Turnip
• Peel, chop and boil one piece of turnip.
• Mash it well and apply on cracked heels.
• Leave it on for at least two hours.
• Wash feet with warm water and cover them with socks.
• Do this treatment daily for one week
• Do this twice a week after your heels begin to heal.
• Turnip is a natural gel and it is an effective remedy for cracked heels.

3. Vinegar and Olive Oil
• Take apple cider vinegar and olive oil in equal proportions.
• Mix them well and store in a glass jar.
• Apply on your feet daily at night
• Wear socks for the solution to work better.
• This solution removes tan and help to smoothen the cracks in heels.
• Make sure that your feet are clean before applying the solution.

4. Glycerine
• Glycerine is a natural moisturizer.
• It fastens the healing process of cracked heels.
• Make a solution with one part glycerine, one part lemon juice and two parts of rose water.
• Store it in a jar and apply as needed
• This is an excellent remedy for cracked heels.
• You can use it throughout the winters.

5. Homemade Foot Scrub
• Scrubbing helps to exfoliate dead skin cells.
• It makes your feet soft and smooth.
• Take gram flour, rice flour and fuller’s earth (Multani mitti) in equal proportion.
• Add juice of half a lemon and milk to make a paste.
• Scrub the paste on wet feet for one minute.
• Scrub your heels in circular motion to remove dead skin cells.
• Wash feet with warm water.
• Dry the thoroughly and apply moisturizer.
• Wear socks to protect your feet from dust.

6. Homemade Foot Pack
• Mash a full ripe banana.
• Add one teaspoon honey and half teaspoon lemon juice to it.
• Mix well and apply on cracked heels for half an hour.
• Wash feet with warm water and cover them with socks.

7. Glycerine and Rose water
• Mix glycerine and rosewater together and apply in on the heels daily.
• Take 1/4th bucket of water and squeeze one lemon in it and soak your feet in it.
• Wash it with pumice stone and soap.
• Do this twice a week.

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