It is very easy to neglect the skin at the bottom of the feet, and this always leads to them cracking. This is mostly because it is very easy for the skin on the soles of the feet to dry up, and cracking is due to lack of moisture, it could also happen if you wearing the wrong kinds of shoes, or if you stand for too long.
If you are facing this problem and are very tired of rough soles and heel creams, these simple home remedies could help you.
- Glycerin and rosewater
You can either add some glycerin and rosewater to a warm bath or soak your feet in it for 15 to 20 minutes, before scrubbing off the dead skin with pumice, or alternatively after washing your feet apply a pasty mixture of glycerin and rosewater to your heels and leave them in socks overnight. Wash it off the following morning.
- Vinegar or lemon
Vinegar and lemon juice are both acidic and when applied to your skin they will help to soften it and make the dead skin easier to exfoliate. You can add either of the two to a warm water bath and leave your feet in for 15 minutes before washing it off. Moisturize immediately after.
- Coconut, almond and olive oil
Massaging your feet regularly with this mix of oils helps to keep your heels moisturized and helps to heal the cracks.