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What are the different home remedies for Cracked Heels? Part 2

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

8. Lemon Juice and Papaya
• Make a mixture of lemon juice and papaya.
• Apply it on the cracked heels.
• Let it stand there for 20 minutes at least.
• Wash off after 20 minutes.

9. Ripe banana
• Take a super ripe banana that has turned black, and mash it.
• Apply it on the affected areas.
• Let it stand there for 15 minutes at least.
• This helps in quick healing of cracked heels.

10. Paraffin wax
• Take Paraffin wax, and melt it by adding some coconut oil to it.
• Fill in the crack with this mixture while going to bed.
• Wash it off in the morning.
• Administer this around 2 weeks and the cracked heels will disappear.

General home remedies for Cracked heels
• Massage your heels with sesame oil before going to bed.
• Massage your feet with coconut oil every night and at dawn, scrub and rinse it off.
• Take lukewarm water and soak your feet in it for 15 minutes.
• This will loosen the dead skin and later wash it off with a pumice stone.
• Mix raw salt (khada namak) in Luke warm water, and scrub your heels sin it as you soak it.
• This is a natural pedicure for your feet.
• This will exfoliate your feet too.
• After washing your feet, massage with paraffin oil
• Vaseline or hydrogenated vegetable oil will also work very well on cracked heels.
• These oils will keep the feet hydrated.
• Mix turmeric, tulsi and camphor in equal parts along with aloe Vera gel and apply the paste on the heels.
• Just plain aloe Vera gel is also great for cracked heels.
• Mix sodium bicarbonate in lukewarm water and soak your feet in it.
• Wash it off later with a pumice stone.
• This helps in exfoliation too.
• Mix sugar with some oil, (olive, coconut, jojoba oil, just any oil) and scrub your feet with it.
• It is the sweetest cure for cracked heels.
• Drink a lot of water to keep your skin and body hydrated.
• Wear the exact size of footwear.
• Thin soles and backed shoes are not recommended when suffering with cracked heels.
• Moisturize the feet and specifically the heels regularly.
• Keep your feet clean.
• Scrub and Exfoliate them regularly.
• Omega 3 and zinc deficiencies cause cracked heels.
• Wash your feet every time you come home.
• Use good creams and products for your feet too.
• Use powder in your shoes and socks.
• Walk on green grass.
• Avoid working with water for long hours when legs have cracked heels.
• It is best to wear socks or closed footwear like shoes to avoid dust to get into and this helps in healing as well.

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