Most of us put a lot of effort into caring for our body but we often forget that our feet need some TLC too. Our feet can become dry and prone to cracking and breaking because of our footwear and the constant wear and tear that we put on them with the constant walking, running, standing, and driving for that matter. And when we have dry and cracked feet, we are leaving them exposed to bacterial and fungal growth. This is going to be difficult to handle for sure but not when you know how to treat your dry and cracked feet. If you end up dealing with cracked heels and the like, these tips are worth trying out.
One way to repair your dry and cracked feet is to do a foot soak. The skin of our feet tends to be thicker than other parts of our body and because of this, it becomes prone to cracking with constant pressure. The good news is that you will be able to help soften the skin in this area of your body by doing a foot soak. Start by filling a tub with soapy, warm water then immerse your feet in the water for 15 minutes. Remove one foot then use a pumice stone, loofah, or a foot scrubber even to remove dead skin cells on your foot. Repeat with the other foot then dry using a towel. Moisturize your feet afterwards to keep your heels soft and smooth.
Another remedy that can help soften the skin on your feet is to do a lemon foot soak. As the name suggests, you will need to add some lemon juice to your foot soak then soak your feet in it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Use warm water for this soak to help soften dry and cracked skin. Scrub your feet afterwards to dislodge the dead skin cells there. Wash your feet afterwards then pat your feet dry. Don’t forget to apply a heel balm to keep your feet moisturized.
Exfoliating is important when it comes to keeping your heels smooth and soft which is why using rice flour as part of your homemade scrub is highly recommended. For this recipe, you will need a few teaspoons of honey, a handful of rice that has been grounded, and some apple cider vinegar. Mix all the ingredients together until you create a thick paste. You may add sweet almond or olive oil to your heels too if you wish to moisturize it more. You will need to soak your feet first in a tub filled with warm, soapy water then scrub the heels with your rice flour exfoliating scrub. Wash afterwards. You can do this a few times in a week until you get your desired results.