It is almost certain that during the dry season people tend to get broken skin on the heels. Also, the skin around the heels is thick and dry, coupled with excessive leg activity. Do you know that cracked heels can cause discomfort or even pain? Though it may not be serious for some it is not a pleasant look.
However, one major problem associated with cracked heels is their appearance. In some cases, the condition can be severe if the cracks become infected. It can affect both young and old but statistics reveal that it is severe for women.
Some activities that can result in cracked heels include dry season or what we popularly call harmattan, intensive walking, standing on a cold or hard floor for long. However, these problems can be fixed when you try these natural tips.
1. Shea Butter
Shea butter is rich in vitamins A and E and these help to hydrates, nourish, and moisturizes the skin. It also possesses healing properties and improves various skin conditions related to dryness. To achieve this, apply shea butter on your feet and massage them for a minute or two so that it is absorbed easily.
The health benefits of honey are numerous and one function of honey is to moisturize the skin. However, honey is a natural antiseptic that can help heal cracked feet, and it also has soothing properties that help revitalize the skin. To achieve this, mix one cup of honey in half a bucket of warm water. Then put your feet for about 10 to 20 minutes in the mixture. Finally, scrub off gently.
3. Vegetable oil
It will interest you to know that vegetable oil is a nutritional building block for healthy skin. Studies gathered have shown that vegetable oils contain emollient properties, along with antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing properties. These qualities of vegetable oils can help treat cracked heels. However, to achieve this, wash your feet and dry them with a towel.
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