Happy Feet! 8 Easy Home Remedies For Cracked Heels and Corns
Sharon AlphonsoLifestyle and Beauty Writer, POPxo
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Are you victim to unwanted cracks and corns on your feet? You’re not alone! Most women have them, and yes, they’re completely normal. You get them when your feet lack moisture. Sometimes it occurs due to climatic conditions, wearing the wrong footwear, a certain bath product not agreeing with your skin. But, whatever be the cause, there’s a solution! To get baby soft feet, you don’t need to fix a date with the salon lady, you can treat them fabulously at home. Here are 8 home remedies for dealing with cracked heels and pesky corns on your feet!
1. Ripe Bananas
By now, you should know that the whole world loves bananas! They’re popular because they’re rich in potassium, fiber, vitamin C, antioxidant compounds, and vitamin B-6. When used as a beauty ingredient, it has moisturizing properties that are extremely beneficial for dry skin.
Step 1 - Peel one ripe banana and mash it up.
Step 2 - Apply the fruity paste on your cracked heels and the surface of your corn.
Step 3 - Let it stay on for 15-20 minutes till the paste hardens.
Step 4 - Wash it off with lukewarm water and in a small tub, soak your feet in chilled water for 10-15 minutes.
Step 5 - Remove them and pat dry using a towel.
2. Fresh Vegetable Oil
Not many people know this, but vegetable oil can breathe life into your skin. It has moisturizing properties and provides nourishment to cracked, dry and tough skin. For cracked feet and corns, you can use olive, sunflower, sesame and coconut oil!
Step 1 - Soak your feet in a tub and scrub it well using a pumice stone.
Step 2 - After 10 minutes, remove them and pat dry.
Step 3 - Now, gently massage your feet using vegetable oil.
Step 4 - After that, put on your favourite socks and leave them overnight to soak properly.
Step 5 - In the morning, take your socks off and wash your feet with lukewarm water. Trust us, you’ll feel the difference instantly.
3. Gooey Paraffin Wax
Paraffin wax has a number of beauty beneficial qualities. When applied to your skin, it makes sure it removes dead skin cells, disinfects cracked feet, retains your skin’s natural oils and softens rough skin.
Step 1 - Pour some paraffin wax in a bowl, add coconut oil to it, and turn up the heat.
Step 2 - Mix both ingredients well by stirring.
Step 3 - Now, apply the thick paste over your cracks and corns.
Step 4 - Put on your socks and leave the paste to dry overnight.
Step 5 - The next morning, remove your feet from the socks and wash your feet thoroughly with lukewarm water.
4. Strong Lemon Juice
Due to the acidic properties of lemon juice, it does a fab job of removing dead skin cells from the feet and disinfecting your cracks and corns from any bacteria living on it. If you want your feet to look soft and smell delicious, lemon juice is your answer!
Step 1 - In a glass container, add about 5 tablespoons of sea salt, a tablespoon of coconut oil and the juice of one lemon.
Step 2 - Mix all the ingredients well till it gives the texture of a scrub.
Step 3 - Apply it over your cracked feet and corns and let it stay on for about 10-15 minutes.
Step 4 - Wash it off after with chilled water.
5. Natural Apple Cider Vinegar
The acid in vinegar not only makes your skin baby soft, it also does away with dead and dry skin cells. It makes tired feet look and feel youthful again.
Step 1 - In a tiny bucket, add a scoop of rice flour, a tablespoon of thick honey, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and dash of coconut oil.
Step 2 - Mix these ingredients well till you’re left with a thick paste.
Step 3 - Apply the paste on your feet and give it a good massage. Do this for 10-15 minutes till your skin absorbs it in.
Step 4 - Wash it with lukewarm water.
6. Grainy Oatmeal
For keeping your feet moisturized and healing cracks and corns, oatmeal does a fabulous job. It also makes a good scrub to remove dead and damaged skin cells.
Step 1 - In a steel container, add half a cup of honey, a tablespoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of rice flour and a cup of well crushed oatmeal.
Step 2 - Give these ingredients a good mix.
Step 3 - Apply the paste to your feet after soaking your feet in lukewarm water for 15 minutes.
Step 4 - Let it sit there for another 15 minutes.
Step 5 - Wash it off with chilled water and apply a moisturizer after.
7. Powerful Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is a wonder ingredient that can work magic on your skin. When applied on your feet, it not only improves blood circulation, it also heal cracked feet and corns. It also takes care of your skin by giving it the nourishment it deserves.
Step 1 - Pour lukewarm water into a foot tub.
Step 2 - Pour half a cup of epsom salt into the water.
Step 3 - Dip your feet into the dip and after 15 minutes, use a pumice stone to gently rub your feet.
Step 4 - Put your feet back into the tub and let them soak there for another 10-15 minutes.
Step 5 - After that, remove them and pat dry. You can also apply petroleum jelly after.
8. Thick Honey
Honey is not only yummy for your tummy, it’s also yummy for your skin! While it serves as a great moisturizer, it also has antibacterial properties that keep the germs at bay.
Step 1 - Into a foot tub of warm water, pour a cup of raw honey.
Step 2 - Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and let all settle together.
Step 3 - Dip your feet in and soak them for atleast 15-20 minutes.
Step 4 - Remove your feet and give it a good scrub after.