It’s a reality that we often neglect our feet and as a result, the skin on the feet tend to become dry and rough, and we often have to hide them because they cause us embarrassment. Callused and cracked feet are not only hideous and unattractive to look at they are equally painful too. Cracked feet can be treated easily and affordably in the comfort of your home with the below mentioned tips:
1. Add half cup of lemon juice in 4 mugs of warm water and then soak your feet for 10 minutes to loosen the tight dead skin from your feet. You can add 3 or 4 drops of lavender oil or any other essential oil of your choice, baby oil tor honey to enhance the hydrating effects.
2. Use a pumice stone to slough off dry, cracked, calloused skin. But make sure that you do not scrub your feet harshly or try to remove all of the dead skin at once as it will cause more pain than comfort.
3. Use a hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion and apply liberally to feet, paying extra attention to your heels and tendons. Make your own foot lotion by combining baby lotion with eucalyptus oil. Massage into feet and cover them in thin cotton socks. Sleep in your lotion-rich socks and then rinse carefully in the morning.
4. You can apply vitamin E oil overnight on your feet. Squeeze out vitamin E from capsules that you can find easily in local medical stores and apply the oil all over, especially on dry and cracked skin.
5. Make your own Listerine and Vinegar Foot Soak For Cracked Feet. Get soft and smooth skin with this simple foot soak that you can make at home with easily available ingredients.
6. Homemade Coffee Scrub to Fix Dry and Rough Skin: You can scrub and moisturize your feet in a single step with this amazing homemade foot scrub made with the goodness of coffee and coconut oil. Here’s how you can make it.
7. Virgin coconut oil can be used as a deep moisturizing treatment on your feet. Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids, including lauric acid, which can help heal skin and kill fungal infections which are not uncommon. All you need to do is slather this oil onto clean, dry feet and then cover them with cotton socks. Let the oil penetrate overnight. Wash it off thoroughly in the morning.
8. Scrub your feet every other day with a homemade foot scrub made from 4 tablespoons of salt mixed with ½ cup of baby oil, almond oil, or coconut oil. When you use an oil-based foot scrub make sure that you lightly rinse your feet with warm water and not wash them with soap, because then you will remove the hydrating effects of oil.
9. Don’t pick at the cracks in your feet. You will cause more cracks.
10. Don’t forget reducing tan on the feet with these homemade anti-tan foot packs.
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If your cracked feet bleeds and does not respond to skincare and moisturizing, a foot fungus might be present. In such a case you should seek the help of a doctor or podiatrist immediately to rule out any major issues.