A daily regimen of cleansing and moisturizing is a good cure for dry or cracked heels. At the end of the day, soak your feet in warm soapy water for about 15 minutes. After that, wash and dry the feet. Make a mixture comprising: a teaspoon of petroleum jelly and the juice from a lemon. Rub this mixture over the cracked heels and other necessary areas of the feet until completely absorbed.
This may be done daily until visible results. It is best to apply this mixture on your feet just before going to bed. Then put on a pair of thick woolen socks to protect your sheets. In addition, wool socks help trap heat from your body and this will increase the effectiveness of the mixture. You can exfoliate your skin before and after using this mixture. The oils in this blend will help to smooth the heels and this means you can easily peel off the dead skin the next morning.
– A regular application of a mixture of glycerin and rose water is known to soothe and heal cracked heels.
– Another result oriented solution is melted paraffin wax and mix well with mustard oil. Apply to dry or cracked heels area. Rinse in the morning. The continued application of 10-15 days may achieve desirable results.
– To get rid of dry skin on heels, you should exfoliate your feet on a regular basis. Avoid harsh scrubs, you can instead make your own soft and natural scrub with honey, apple cider, vinegar and rice flour. Add a few tablespoons of pure flour mixture to the rice along with apple cider, vinegar and honey to make a thick paste. If the cracks are deep, you can add a tablespoon of olive oil or sweet almonds oil for pasta. Soak your feet for 20 minutes and then gently massage with this paste. The vinegar will help dissolve thickened layers of dead skin, while rice flour lightly sanded the top layer of dead skin. Honey and olive oil act as natural moisturizers. They help keeping the skin moisturized and this will prevent further cracking.