3 simple ways to treat cracked feet at home

Cracked heels are the result of the skin losing enough moisture to dry out and crack.

Excessively dry feet often caused by Cold weather, not drinking enough water and using harsh soaps on your feet.

Here are 3 home remedies to treat cracked feet

Vegetable Oil

First, soak your feet in soapy water and scrub your feet with a pumice stone.

Wash your feet and then dry them thoroughly

Apply any vegetable oil liberally on your heels and soles.

Put on a pair of clean socks and leave them on overnight while you sleep. In the morning, your heels will be noticeably softer.

Repeat this for a few days until the cracks in your heels are gone completely.


The acidic property in lemons can be very effective in softening rough skin that leads to cracking.

Soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes in warm water with lemon juice added to it. Avoid using very hot water, which can cause your feet to dry out more.

Scrub your cracked heels using a pumice stone.

Wash your feet and pat dry with a towel.


Ripe bananas are one of the cheapest home remedies for cracked and dry heels, thanks to their moisturizing properties.

Mash one ripe banana into a smooth paste. Clean your feet thoroughly and apply the banana paste on your heels.

Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes so that your skin can absorb the natural nourishment. Wash your feet gently with some warm water and then soak your feet in cold water for 5 to 10 minutes.

Do this daily for a few weeks to restore soft and smooth heels.


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