How to Heal Cracked Feet

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Cracked feet, also known as heel fissures are a common problem for people of all ages. This kind of proper is a clear sign of improper foot care. Lack of moisture is one of the most common causes behind it. Other causes are standing for long hours, use of harsh soaps, dehydration, cold chilly winter weather, continuous exposure to water, overweight, habit of wearing wrong kind of footwear, psoriasis, thyroid diseasediabetes and so on. Some of the signs and symptoms of cracked feet are red or flaky patches, peeling skin, itchiness, bleeding from the cracks, pain and so on.

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Cracked feet look unattractive and in some cases, it can even bleed and lead to infection and extreme pain. Cracked feet can be easily taken care of with some simply and easy home remedies.

Here are top 10 ways to heal Cracked Feet.

  1. Warm Water

    Before going to bed, take half a bucket of warm water and add some liquid soap in it. Now soak your feet in this warm soapy water for about twenty minutes. The dead skin cells will become loose which you can now get rid of by scrubbing the area with a pumice stone. Try to do it gently or else the skin will get irritated. Finally rinse off your feet with clean water, pat dry them with a soft towel and finally apply some foot cream or moisturizer. Wear a pair of clean cotton socks and in the morning you will find your feet in a better condition. Follow this remedy daily until the cracked feet are healed completely.

  2. Drinking Water

    One of the reasons behind cracked feet is dehydration. This is why it is very essential to make all efforts to keep your body well hydrated. You can easily control dryness and dehydration by drinking more water. Make it a habit to drink at least eight to ten glasses of water every day. Water will help to keep your skin soft and supple and soon the problem of cracked feet will get solved. Along with water you can also increase the intake of fruits and vegetables having higher water content. Also avoid tea, coffee and alcohol consumption as it can lead to dehydration.

  3. Lemon

    Lemon juice has a very mild natural acidic property and thus it can be used to get rid of dead and dry skin cells from around your feet. Add some lemon juice to warm water and soak your feet in this solution for a few minutes and then gently scrub the feet with the help of a soft foot brush. After that wash and dry your feet completely and apply some moisturizer on your feet thoroughly. Another option is to make a mixture of lemon juice and papaya and apply it on the cracked heels, allow it to sit for fifteen minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy for cracked heels once in a week to get positive results.

  4. Banana

    Take one or two overripe bananas and blend them in a blender to form a thick and creamy paste. Wash your feet properly and then apply this smooth banana paste on it. Allow it to sit for about fifteen minutes and then wash your feet thoroughly with lukewarm water and cold water alternatively. Soon you will have smooth and silky feet. You can follow this simple cracked feet home remedy on a daily basis to prevent and treat dry and cracked heels. Instead of banana, ripe papaya can also be used to treat cracked feet.

  5. Paraffin Wax

    To cure cracked heels, you can use paraffin wax. Take paraffin wax and heat it along with some mustard oil or coconut oil to make a smooth paste. In case you do not have paraffin wax, then you can even use the wax melted from a regular candle. After scrubbing the dry skin cells from the feet, apply this paste on the cracks before going to bed. Then cover your feet properly by wearing a pair of socks and next morning wash your feet properly. Follow this remedy for about a week or two to enjoy smooth feet minus the ugly cracks.

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  1. I like the remedies…..
    Hope it will be helpful for Mr

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  2. I really like all the remedies for cracked heels. I like it

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  3. i think we can apply coconut oil also….
    apply coconut oil every night 30 minutes before sleep
    apply it till the heel is repaired

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    • A woman has other obligations in the night towards her husband which take almost 30 minutes.You are too tired after every hectic session to give another 30 mins to your feet when your legs already pain from being in the air. I am sorry for the explicit details but this is the reality.Husbands do not want to do overtime in the morning!

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      • Shilpa Sen,

        Hi, it’s 2013 now. Women are not an object with obligations. We are individuals with equal rights and free will. That’s ignorant to say otherwise. This post is about fixing FEET. Go be inappropriate somewhere else.

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      • Instead of keeping your legs and feet in the air and enduring that indignity try getting on all fours whilst spreading knees as far as possible all while reaching back and massaging lotion on feet and killing two birds with one stone.

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      • Shilpa – move into the 21st century – “Women” do not have “obligations” – seriously … take care of yourself – and that was far from explicit … I think however you may want to seek some counseling for your “lonely housewife” life and realize that women can be independent, like others on here, this type of post is not welcome.

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        • Maybe Shilpa is from the 22 century when men have put down the female rebellion and women are again required to please their men? :-)

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          • I agree with these other girls but I could say I’m like her too and Andrew.. you sound like my boyfriend. his name just so happens to be Andrew as well..

      • Shilpa,
        If this is the nature of your relationship, and you choose to submit to your husband in a traditional way, who are we to judge? That said, maybe it would be easier to set aside some time during the day to tend to your feet. You are worth it.

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      • Hey I’m a 47 year African American Male who is very Active with my wife. And I would like to be intimate daily however , If my wife is having a health issue her health is more important than my physical pleasure or lack of self control. Get this Husband if your wife is happy and healthy it’s money in the Bank happy wife happy Life !

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      • Seriously? Go get a life

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  4. just drinking more water seems to be sorting my bad skin on me feet. yey.

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  5. Good info, thanks

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  6. fazeena latchman August 6, 2013, 1:48 am

    Real nice tips and ways avoid it

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  7. Yeh its really good once…..

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  8. I tried the honey and petroleum jelly they really work

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  9. Can’t wait to try some of your suggestions.

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  10. useful tips! Soaking your feet for 20min then scrubbing with the stone works best for me! (:

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  11. very effective remedies

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  12. All the above remedies seem really good for cracked feet, I would also like to add that The organic Shea butter also does wonders on cracked feet… Instead of any moisturizer use the 100% unrefined organic Shea butter and u will find your feet hands and legs really silky and smooth.

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  13. glycerine mixed with lemon juice is also very effective…

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