If cracked heels are the bane of your existence, we’ve rounded up some of the best tips and tricks that will keep your feet summer-ready all year round. When the skin on and around the heels becomes thickened (callused) or dried out, it causes cracking.
These cracks can range from minor to severe. Ill-fitting shoes, dry climate, and high heels are just some of the common causes.
Let’s start with some of the cracked heels remedy ideas that are featured on Stylecraze that you can rustle up with Pantry ingredients. Vaseline, Sesame Oil and Oatmeal will all have positive effects on your heels. You can also massage in some Olive Oil.
Honey is a wonderful moisturizer when it comes to your feet, it’s amazing on your face too! Rice Flour can be used as a foot scrub and Lemon Juice is a great healer .. pardon the pun!
Cracked Heels Coconut Oil Video
We have included a video that shows you how to eliminate your cracked heels using Coconut Oil, Camphor and Aloe Vera and the results are excellent. You will be impressed with how quickly your heels repair. To watch, click Play above ^
Of course, nothing beats soaking your feet in hot water and then getting stuck into them with a pumice stone.
It’s great for circulation too. You can pop vegetable oil on your feet and then cover with white socks and leave overnight.
In the morning they will be soft and easy to work with. Honey, milk, and juice of an orange is another overnight mixture.
You can also mash up a Banana and apply to your cracked heels for 15 minutes and rinse once a week.
How To Use Vicks For Cracked Heels
In the cold winter months, heels and hands are especially prone to dryness. If the skin goes too long without moisture, you could end up with cracking, painful heels or hands.
To deeply hydrate skin, layer on Vapo Rub a few times a day and layer with socks or bandages, until the cracks have healed. We found this great idea on Faithtap.
We’ve heard mixed reviews regarding the Listerine Cracked Heel Remedy that we found on Pinterest. Some say it works but others have said t it doesn’t. The consensus seems to be that the skin doesn’t just wipe off as suggested. Also, it is not recommended that you use the Blue Listerine unless you want blue feet!
This would more than likely be suited to someone who’s feet are at a maintenance level. Give it a try anyway, what have you got to lose? This has been a hugely viral Pin so we had to mention it. Want to know more uses for Vicks? Don’t miss our post here