Regardless the season, it’s important to take care of your heels throughout the entire year. They tend to dry out and crack in the cold season. Here are some simple remedies that can be helpful to have nice heels.
Pumice is helpful
To hydrate your heels after a warm bath and an adequate heels cleaning using pumice, apply any hydrogenated vegetable oil (margarine, salad dressing, cooking oils, vegetable oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil or germ wheat oil) and massage your heels. Cover your feet with thick socks and leave it until morning.
Paraffin oil with vitamin A
Mix 100 g of paraffin oil with a capsule of vitamin A, and apply on your heels. Place over cotton socks and leave it overnight.
Sugar and sea salt exfoliation
Another natural remedy is to soak your heels in warm water and add some olive oil. Five minutes later, exfoliate gently with a natural scrub. You can even make one at home, mixing sea salt or sugar, bran, cornmeal, barley and rice, with olive oil and a little honey.
Refresh with orange scrub
This scrub has refreshing effects and you need 2 oranges, a cup of vegetable oil and a cup of sea salt. Mix oil with sea salt and cut oranges in round slices. Dip a slice of orange in the oil and sea salt mixture and rub vigorously your heels for ten minutes. Then remove with lukewarm water. Thus, you get a deep heel cleansing, refreshing and smoothing.
Wash your feet with lemon juice
Another trick is to take a ripe banana, mash and apply it at least ten minutes over the thickened skin. The nutrients that banana contains helps to exfoliate and soften the skin. Let it stand for ten minutes then remove with lukewarm water. Another effective treatment is to keep your feet in lemon juice for 20 minutes. Follow this treatment weekly.
Cleaning with warm water and vinegar
This daily cleansing and moisturizing is the best treatment to prevent dryness and cracking heels. At the end of the day, keep your feet for 15 minutes in warm soapy water and add a cup of vinegar. Rinse with water and dab them with a towel until it dries. Then mix 1 teaspoon of Vaseline with the juice of 1 lemon and massage your heels with this mixture until it’s absorbed. You can use this treatment daily. For soft heels apply regularly a mixture of glycerin and rosewater.
Mashed avocado, highly effective
Avocado oil is also extremely effective especially for its soothing and refreshing effects. If you find avocado oil, you can make a puree of fresh fruit pulp, apply it on your heels and let it act for 20 minutes. Then remove with lukewarm water.
Applications with milk and honey
Once a week you can indulge your heels with a very effective natural treatment – milk bath. After 10-15 minutes apply some honey on your heels and leave it to act for half an hour.