Cracked heels are a very common issue and can range in severity from cosmetic to a much more painful problem.
Some of the reasons of cracked heels are dry air, lack of moisture, improper foot care, an unhealthy diet, ageing, prolonged standing on hard floors and wearing the wrong types of shoes.
However, taking the needed precautions right away such as avoiding walking bare foot, keeping your feet clean and dirt free, regularly massaging your heels with a moisturiser and wearing cotton socks can prevent cracks from getting deeper and causing damage such as bleeding and pain.
Below are a few effective home remedies for cracked heels:
Rose Water and Glycerin
Take equal amount of rose water and Glycerin mix it well. The Glycerin along with Rose Water is the best treatment for cracked and unhealthy skin. Apply this mixture before going bed and leave overnight.
If the condition worsens, a paraffin wax treatment can provide quick relief. Heat a block of paraffin wax till it melts and mix in two tablespoons of mustard oil or coconut oil. Let it cool until a thin layer forms on the top. Now, dip your feet in the mixture, wait for 5 to 10 seconds and repeat. Do this a few times or until you have several layers of wax built up. Cover your feet with a plastic and leave it on for 30 minutes before removing the plastic and peeling off the wax from your skin.Repeat the treatment one or two times a week.