Winter demands special care of your skin. People use various precautions to protect themselves from chilly winds. But the hectic everyday life restrains them from taking care of their feet, which leads to cracked heels. Here are some easy tips by experts that can help you to protect your feet and make them soft during winters.
Oil massage Oils are the best natural moisturisers, not only for your dry feet but also for your skin anywhere. You can either use any hydrogenated oil alone or mix them to get added benefits of their different components. (With IANS Inputs)
Glycerine-rosewater remedy Glycerine is one of the best moisturisers that one can imagine. Applying glycerine on cracked heels can accelerate the healing process as well. Blend together one tablespoon of glycerine with two teaspoons of rosewater and half a tea spoon of freshly extracted lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your heels and wear a pair of clean socks. You should follow this remedy just before you turn in for the night. It can give you smooth and soft heels without any cracks. (With IANS Inputs)
Oatmeal-jojoba oil remedy Another good exfoliating foot mask can be made using ground oatmeal and jojoba oil. Grind up a tablespoon of oatmeal in your blender, pour it into a bowl and add jojoba oil to create a thick paste. Massage this into the damaged skin on your feet, and put your feet up for half an hour. When the time is up, rinse your feet with cool water. (With IANS Inputs)
And now an Ayurvedic remedy for cracked heels which has been used since decades in India. Use the anti fungal and anti bacterial margosa leaves or neem leaves, when mixed with the turmeric, can do wonders to give you soft and smooth heels. This easy home - made remedy is particularly good for bleeding heels. (With IANS Inputs)
Milk and honey exfoliate for cracked heels When you lack in taking proper care of your feet, this may result in cracked heels. Therefore, it's essential to follow a daily regime of cleansing and moisturizing your heels and a weekly regimen of exfoliating them during winters. If you already have cracked heels, exfoliate them daily by using milk and honey and moisturize them till they are cured completely. (With IANS Inputs)
Fruits have many enzymes and other miraculous components. They can even make you get rid of your cracked heels. You just need to pick certain fruits like banana, pineapple, avocado, papaya and mash them to massage your feet during winters. Banana and papaya are the best options as you can mash them easily. Rub them alone or make this fruit mixture. (With IANS Inputs)