Today I want to touch the cracks on the heels. Cracks on the heels not only look ugly, but also cause discomfort and pain. If you do not heal the skin, in the end the situation will worsen, it will hurt to stand on the heel, the cracks deepen and become inflamed. None of this is pleasant. What to do? It is necessary to treat heels, heels can be cured at home using folk remedies. You just need to give your heels attention and time. Your heels will please you with a smooth, smooth, healthy skin.
Healthy skin of the heels is soft, smooth, supple. We do not always have enough money and time to visit beauty salons, and the procedures in the salon are not cheap. Solving the problem of cracks on the heels can be at home using folk remedies. But, from the beginning, let's figure out the reasons for causing cracks on the heels.
Why do cracks develop on the heels? Causes.
In summer, many people suffer from dry heels, cracks on the heels. Cracks on the heels can be either deep, or in the form of small incisions. It does not look very nice and you might think that a person does not wash his feet, but it's not. Just a person does not know how to heal cracks on the heels, and maybe just do not have enough time.
- The cause of cracks in the heels is dry skin. That is, the drying of the skin of the feet, which is most often noted in the summer.
- The lack of vitamins in the body. Most often this is a lack of vitamin A and E, which are important for the normal state of our skin.
- Often, with diabetes mellitus, cracks appear on the heels, the skin of the feet becomes dry and as a result, cracks develop.
- Cracks can be formed when the thyroid gland is broken, if the internal organs fail.
- Cracks can be the cause of fungal infections.
- Close, uncomfortable shoes, as one of the causes of cracks on the heels.
If you do not care for your heels, then in small cracks on the heels gets dirt, sweat, infection and inflammation. The problem is aggravated and causes inconvenience and pain. If you wash your feet every night for the night. And also, use pumice stone for heels if necessary. Lubricate the heels and feet with a nourishing cream, then the problem of cracks can be prevented.
But, what to do if the problem could not be prevented. There are folk methods of treatment that will help you cope with cracks.
How to treat cracks on the heels of folk remedies at home.
If the problem is not complicated by endocrine diseases, problems with internal organs that require medical advice, then home remedies starting from banal soda or salt bath, and ending with oils and creams, can solve the problem of cracked heels. Heel care is important every day. Every evening, pay attention to your heels and in a week the skin condition of the heels will improve significantly.
How to cure cracks on the heels.
In order to heal cracks on the heels, you need to be patient. Also try the trays, ointments, oils. What may suit one person may not suit another. Wounds heal faster if they do not get dirt and dust. Often wounds and cracks may not heal because of health problems, so if you have tried a lot of money and they do not give a result, consult a doctor for help.
Home foot baths.
Before using foot baths, wash your feet with soap and water. And then lower your legs for 15 minutes in the bath. You can choose any of the above trays, and you can alternate.
After the bath, you need to gently clean the heels with pumice stone or a grater for heels. Remove the keratinized layer gradually, so as not to harm the heels.
After this, rinse your feet with water, wipe dry with a towel and oil the feet and heels with a nutritious cream or oil. Cream is better to choose with vitamins, with propolis, beeswax. A little later I will tell you how you can prepare an ointment based on wax at home from natural ingredients.
Bath with herbal decoction. Many herbs have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile, St. John's wort, calendula, string, sage. For cooking infusion for herbal baths, it is enough to take 4 tablespoons of herbs( this can be any of the above herbs), pour them 2 liters of boiling water and insist for 25 minutes. Pour out the infusion and pour into the bath. The infusion should be warm. Dip feet for 15-20 minutes in the bath.
Soda foot bath. I already wrote about this bath more than once. More information about the soda foot bath can be found in the article "Soda for Heels".From the article you will also learn how useful soda for heels. Soda baths soften a coarse, horny layer of skin on the heels. In addition, soda baths prevent the development of fungal infections on the skin, and help to get rid of unpleasant odors.
For preparation of a soda bath it is enough for 2 liters of warm water to add 2 table spoons of soda. For 15 minutes, lower your legs into the bath. After that, clean the heel with pumice stone. You can use a brush or a file for heels. When you have cleaned the heels, rinse your feet with water and apply ointment or cream on the heels and feet.
Tray with potato starch. One tablespoon of starch per 1 liter of warm water. Pour water into the pelvis. Lower your legs into the pelvis for 20-30 minutes. As the water cools, add hot water to the pelvis, so that the water in the pelvis is warm all the time. The procedure is done overnight. After the bath, brush the skin of the heels with pumice stone. Rinse your feet and wipe dry. Lubricate the heels with cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil, rosehip oil or any nutritious cream. Can be home ointment, which will give the best effect. Do this procedure for at least a week.
It's even easy to wash your feet with soap( preferably economic with cracks in which dirt and dust hit) with warm water, peel them with pumice stone and apply ointment on the heels, put on socks, there will already be a result.
Home ointment for the treatment of cracks on the heels.
Lubricate the skin of feet and heels after washing feet and treating them with pumice stone. Best at night. After you have applied ointment, oil or cream, let it soak into the skin and put on socks.
You can use oils: butter, cocoa, shea butter, wheat germ oil, marigold oil and others. But, you can prepare an ointment at home based on wax. On the medicinal properties of beeswax, you can read in the article "Beeswax."
Ointment from wax and propolis. I share the recipe of my grandmother, who prepared an ointment based on wax and vegetable oil. Ointment greased cracks on the heels and fingers. To make an ointment on vegetable oil, fry the onions. Then strain the oil through gauze. So, take 1 glass of this vegetable oil, 100 grams of wax, a piece of propolis with a pea, all this boils on a slow fire. When the wax is completely dissolved, let it simmer for about 2 minutes. Then merge it all in a jar, a little standing, the ointment should thicken. Ointment based on wax is ready.
Ointment from wax and oils. I for myself corrected the recipe, I prepare ointment a little in another way. I melt a teaspoon of wax in a water bath, add a teaspoon of cocoa butter, a teaspoon of shea butter. I put off the melted mixture of oils and add a teaspoon of liquid oil( sea buckthorn oil, calendula oil, rosehip oil, wheat germ oil).All I pour into the jar, store it on the window. I prepared such an ointment for testing, I liked it, I lubricated her lips, elbows, knees, heels.
Calendula ointment. I offer you a very inexpensive way of treating cracks on the heels, which my friend told me. Lubricate the heels with ointment of calendula, which is sold in any pharmacy and costs a penny. My friend treated the cracks on his heels. At night, after the foot bath, you need to lubricate the heels with ointment, put on socks and go to bed. After only 4-5 procedures, the heels look much better. It is better to lubricate the heels for 10-12 days in a row.
Olive oil with cracks on the heels. This oil is affordable and can be purchased by everyone. After the foot bath, grease, dry his heels, with olive oil. This procedure must be done at night.
Cracks on the heels. Folk recipes.
Grated fresh apple. From the notches on the heels, you can get rid of using an ordinary apple. The apple should be grated on a fine grater. Wash your feet, clean your hems with pumice stone. We put the puree from the apple to the heels. Fix a piece of dense tissue and a bandage. After an hour, rinse the grated apple with water and grease the heels with cream.
Honey and olive oil for heels. On the heels it is useful to apply honey with olive oil. On clean heels, apply a mixture of natural honey mixed in equal proportions with olive oil. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse the heels with water and apply cream.
Glycerin and apple cider vinegar for heels. To treat heels, use glycerin mixed with apple cider vinegar. For three spoons of glycerin, you need to add a spoonful of apple cider vinegar. The mixture is applied to the heels, a cellophane is applied, a bandage is fixed, and socks are put on. Leave for an hour, rinse with water. This procedure can be done every other day. After several procedures, the condition of the skin of the heels improves noticeably. More details on the use of apple cider vinegar and glycerin for heels can be found in the article "Apple cider vinegar for heels."
If you have your own cracks treatment tips on the heels, share the recipes below in the comments. Thank you in advance. I hope you will pick up for yourself the folk recipes that will help you get rid of cracks on the heels at home.