Have you ever had cracked heels? It sucks, right? I usually get cracked heels in summer because, you know, the air is dry.
What causes cracked heels and calluses?
- zinc deficiency
- omega-3 fatty acid deficiency
- naturally dry skin
- being overweight
- foot diseases like athlete’s foot, eczema, etc.
- unhygienic conditions/behaviors
- vitamin deficiency
- prolonged standing
What to do? Here is a simple home remedy for cracked heels:
- Crush 10 aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) or andol (acetaminophen) tablets to powder.
- Cover it with 250 ml of 70% rubbing alcohol.
- Let the mixture stay for a day or two.
- Every night, shake it well before soaking a cotton or gauze pad in it.
- Apply the pad on your heel.
- Wrap your heel in plastic foil and put a sock on.
- Leave it overnight.
- In the morning, rinse with water and towel-dry.
- Apply some greasy foot cream or glycerin.
- After only ten treatments, the cracked and callus skin on your feet will disappear.
- For better results, you can exfoliate your heels with a foot scrubber before applying the foot cream.