Simple Ways To Cure Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are a common foot problem that are often referred to as heel fissures. Cracked heels are commonly caused by dry skin (xerosis), and made more complicated if the skin around the rim of the heel is thick (callus). For most people this is a nuisance and a cosmetic problem but when the fissures or cracks are deep, they are painful to stand on and the skin can bleed – in severe cases this can become infected.

Ways to cure cracked heels:

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A variety of vegetable oils can be used to treat and prevent cracked heels. Olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil or any other hydrogenated vegetable oil will work. For best results, use this remedy before going to bed to allow ample time for the oil to fully penetrate your skin.

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

-Wash your feet and then dry them thoroughly

-Massage  your heels with any oil.

-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.


Petroleum jelly is another excellent remedy for cracked and blackened feet. Only apply it liberally all over your feet, put on a clean cotton socks and go to sleep.


Warm salt bath is an excellent recipe for treating cracked heels as well. In hot water, add a handful of salt, mix well,and immerse your feet in this water for fifteen minutes.Dry the feet and apply a thick layer of cream or petroleum jelly and put on clean cotton socks.

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