Women’s feet should be regularly nurtured. They should always be smooth and attractive, year-round, not just during the summer months. The biggest and most common problem that destroys the good looks of the feet is rough skin and cracked heels.
Human foot is the powerful part of the body helping one to withstand all severe climatic conditions and roam around, yet it is this part of the body that is often neglected. Cracks on foot have no age limit and it can affect anyone for that matter irrelevant of the sex, color and origin.
The major causes for cracks or heel fissures are:
– Cracks are occupational especially for farmers and other people who are involved in laborious tasks that demand constant standing, which leads to huge pressure on the foot forcing it to develop cracks.
– Prolonged standing on hard floor and this is the reason why most of the homemakers develop cracks.
– Dry, dull and lifeless skin that lacks moisture, especially during winter has the tendency to develop cracks.
– Uncomfortable, not so fitting or open back footwear compels pressure on the foot, while widening and deepening the cracks.
– Obesity or excess accumulation of fat and deficiency of essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals.
– Dry, hot, humid and tropical climatic conditions make your feet dull, dry and hard paving way to develop cracks.
– Aging and skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, athlete’s foot etc.
– High exposure of feet to dust, dirt, germs and other harmful organisms leading to infection in the foot.
– Excess sweating of feet or other causal illnesses like thyroid and diabetes can also cause cracks on the foot.
Medical Causes of Cracked Heels
These conditions can lead to drying of the skin:
– Diabetes where autonomic neuropathy leads to less sweating and thus less moisture
– Thyroid problems
– Dermatitis caused by Tinea / Athletes feet
– Venous stasis dermatitis
– Downs syndrome
– Kidney disease or taking diuretics
– Psoriasis & Eczema
– Chilblains & Pressure & Circulation Issues
The cause of cracked toe mostly lies in the selection of footwear that we carry every day and cause drying and blackening of the soles. Although the market has many medications for care and hydration of the body, the feet can be still cultivated effectively without spending a lot of money only with using foods from your kitchen.
Following preparations can be done alone, and though your feet will be soft, you will get rid of fatigue and be more relaxed.
Step 1: Warm bath to soften skin
The first step in the care of the feet is to remove the rough skin, which is often unattractive and yellowish appearance. In the bowl of hot water put a little gel or soap. Soak your feet about 10 minutes. The warm water will soften rough skin to make it easier to remove. Wipe the feet with a towel without rubbing.
Step 2: Peel sugar and honey
In a bowl put 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey and 2 drops of mint. The ingredients mix well and necessary, wipe them gently on the feet. Then, wash your feet with warm water and dry them.
Step 3: Make a mask of vegetable or olive oil
Applying oil to soften rough skin is very effective home method, and all you need is a bit of olive, vegetable or coconut oil. Before bedtime on cotton buds or your fingers apply oil and massage them well, gently scrubbing them in critical area. Wear clean cotton socks and leave it stay overnight. When you wake up, your feet will be soft and hydrated.
Tip: If you have a bigger problem with cracked heels, it would be best to consult a professional. Please remember to share this article with your loved ones or whoever may benefit from this information. Thank you for reading our page.