At first cracked heels are more an esthetic problem but as the cracks become deeper bacteria goes into the cracks and they can become infected and quite painful. To avoid this you need to solve the problem as quickly as possible.
Thick, dead skin on the heels appears due to excess dead skin and can cause reduced blood flow and elasticity. Pumice stone can help and it is usually used after bathing or showering when the skin becomes softer. Sharp objects for removing dead skin should be avoided because you may remove too much skin which can cause infection.
Feet need to be treated appropriately after removing the dead skin. In order to do this you can prepare at home numerous natural remedies and also you can use some creams as moisturizers. Coconut oil is a very good option. Apply it with circular movements and wait for a while before rinsing it.
You can also prepare a foot bath with rosemary, olive oil or lime blossom which will improve circulation. Do not forget, cracked heels can result in numerous problems. If you want to have healthy and soft feet you need to nourish your foot skin regularly.
Blisters form when the skin that has become coarse and thickened because of prolonged friction, pressure or any other form of irritation (usually because of thin shoes or high heels). They happen in places where the pressure is increased, at or below the toe joints.
Corns are usually irregularly shaped, white, gray, or yellow. They appear mostly on the areas that are usually at greatest pressure, like outside of the big or little toe. Corns between the toes are also known as soft corns because they are not hard like others due to the moist skin between the fingers.
This wonderful recipe will surely help you if you have cracks, calluses, or corns.
- 300 mg(10 tablets) aspirin or Andol
- 250 ml brandy or 70% rubbing alcohol
Method of preparation:
Crush the tablets of aspirin or Andol in order to get a powder. Then, mix it with the brandy (or the rubbing alcohol) and leave the tincture to stay for 1-2 days.
Every night, shake the tincture before use. Then, dip a piece of folded gauze in it and put it on the problematic place on your heel. Afterwards, wrap the foot with a nylon bag and put on your socks. Leave it thus until the next morning.
In the morning, wash your foot with warm water, wipe it, and apply some oily cream or glycerin. You can also clean your foot with a heel brush or a heel stone before you apply the cream.
After 10 treatments, this remedy will solve all your heels issues, and will help you get rid of the rough skin or hard deposits, as well as corns, calluses and blisters.
This remarkable tincture can also be used in the case of varicose veins (varicosities). All you need to do is to use this mixture to massage the painful places, and it will instantly relieve the pain.
The mixture can also be used in the treatment of osteochondrosis. Repeat the same procedure, so massage the painful place where the salt precipitation occurs with this amazing tincture. The pain will immediately disappear.