Easy ways to get rid of cracked heels

Don’t wait for pedicure to save your heels and try these simple tips…


It is quite embarrassing when people pass those unappreciative looks at your cracked heels. Why wouldn’t they? It’s as much an eyesore to them as it’s painful for you. And what about those times while getting into the bed when your heels get stuck to the sheets? Don’t wait for the monthly pedicure to save your grace and follow this easy routine to make sure your heels feel as pampered as the rest of your body.

  1. Drink sufficient water through the day to keep your body hydrated and avoid any skin breakouts.
  2. Wear only those shoes which are comfortable to walk in and don’t cause damage to your heels or pain the legs. Try to keep your feet covered with socks while you travel to save them from dust and pollution.
  3. While you bathe, clean your feel thoroughly, emphasising on the heels. Once in a week, exfoliate them using a scrub and remove all the dead skin.
  4. The moment you feel your heels getting a bit rough, wash them, apply cream, and if possible, keep them covered for a while until they absorb the moisture. Don’t let the roughness develop into crack and then crevices.
  5. Make it a habit to wash your feet under running water and if necessary with soap to remove dust and dead skin before going off to bed. Then apply petroleum jelly or foot cream and them covered while you sleep.
  6. Before stepping out, once you have taken a shower, massage your feet briefly with a non-sticky moisturiser. It will keep them soft and away from a lot of dust sticking on to them.
  7. If you have a garden near your house, walk barefoot for around ten minutes everyday. It will increase the blood circulation and will also be beneficial for your eyesight.
  8. If your heels are in a really bad condition, scrub the dead skin off using a foot scrubber gear. Massage for a few minutes with vegetable oil. Wear your socks and keep them covered through the day or night. Repeat it for a few days and you will see a visible difference.  

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