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There is no doubt that our feet are the most ignored part of our bodies. Poor thing! Neither do we moisturize them nor do we go for that pedicure regularly. Plus, during the winter season, we hardly pay any heed to the temperature of the water. Result – cracked heels.
Cracked heels are a sign that your body is dehydrated and that they are losing their moisture. Your case can worsen, if the cracks turn damp and start to bleed. And what we are going to tell you is sure to shock you out of your wits!
Also, it can be a sign of diabetes. It has been found that in diabetics, uncontrolled blood sugar levels can cause nerve damage in the feet. Hence, cracked heels.
Obese people majorly suffer from cracked heels. That’s because the pressure on your heels is immense. On top of that, if your skin is dry, it is bound to crack.
You will need:
1 tbsp lemon and orange peel powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp lemon, orange, and sweet lime juice
1 tbsp sugar
Mix them all in a bowl. Remember that you don’t have to dissolve the sugar. Keep the granules intact, so that you can scrub that dead skin off.
Steps to use it:
Step 1: Firstly, clean your feet properly and dry them with a clean towel.
Step 2: Apply this scrub on your cracked heels and gently scrub it. Don’t be too harsh on your skin.
Step 3: Keep the scrub on for 4-5 minutes. Now, use a pumice stone and rub gently.
Step 4: Now, rinse your feet with normal water. Dry them, apply a very light moisturizer, and wear socks.
You can try this home remedy twice a week, and within a month, you will notice your heels recover.
Just remember, if you see any kind of bleeding or experience irritation around your heels, stop using this right away and rinse the scrub off.