Cracked heels are one of the worst nightmares and a common problem for women, especially in the winter months. And if you do not take the right care of the feet, they can result in undesirable cracks and opens.
Honey and water therapy
These two easily available ingredients can do wonders. Soak your feet in a warm water mixed with honey and gently scrub the affected area. Honey is a natural moisturiser and popular in Ayurveda for its bactericidal and antiseptic properties. Honey with warm water helps gently peel off the dead skin and replenish the moisture content.
Keep area between toes dry
When you dry your feet, ensure the area between your toes is wiped of dampness and dirt. Dampness creates a perfect environment for Athlete's foot and other fungal infections.
Massage with turmeric and oil
Since the foot area is devoid of oil glands, it is important to apply it externally. Massaging oil and turmeric will help in moisturizing the cracked area as well as reduce any swelling or pain from cracks.
Regular massages to the heels can increase blood circulation and rejuvenate the skin. Oil has been used in the bath for centuries to keep skin smooth and nourished, whereas turmeric is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Walking barefoot exposes them to bacteria and dirt. It's always better to protect your feet from pollution and dust. Wear cotton socks to aid good air circulation and to keep the feet clean.
Choose your footwear wisely. Tight footwear can lead to sweaty feet, causing fungal infections. Go for footwear that gives your foot some space to breathe.