5 Natural Cracked Heels Remedie

 5 Natural Cracked Heels Remedie

Cracked heels are a sign of improper attention to your foot care rather than just overexposure or lack of moisturizing.Cracked heels medically also called as fissures are linear cut wounds and affect the surface level which comprises of the epidermis.When the skin surrounding the sides of feet are dry they crack and cause cracked heels.Deficiency of zinc and omega-3 fatty acids can cause cracked heels.

Excessive pressure on the feet pads make your feet to expand sideways,as the skin surrounding your feet are usually dry they tend to crack causing cracked heels.Sometimes these crack may be deep and cause pain and of course look ugly.After all who does not clean,smooth heels.

Lets look at the causes of cracked heels-
  1. Naturally dry and thick skin around feet is more likely to crack due to high feet activity.
  2. Prolonged standing on feet and hard floors can cause fissures or cracks in feet.
  3. Being over weight increases the pressure on the heel pad causing it to expand and crack.
  4. Wrong type of shoes (open sandals and shoes) allow the heel to expand sideways.
  5. Certain diseases like Athlete's foot,thyroid,diabetes etc can be some causes.
  6. Continuous exposure to water or working for long hours in water,rips off natural oils from heels.
  7. Unhygienic conditions.
  8. Deficiency of zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. 

Take a look at few natural and easy remedies to heal your cracked heels,though there are numerous ointments available in the market to treat cracked heels but when we can treat them without spending anything then why not try them.

  • Apply any hydrogenated vegetable oils(soybean oil,cotton seed oil,sunflower oil) after washing your feet,on dry and cracked heels areas.Wear a pair of thick socks and let this oil soak in overnight.Doing this can provide positive results in few days.

  • Apply the pulp of a ripe banana on the dry or cracked area of the heel.Banana acts as a natural moisturizer and helps to treat cracked heels effectively.Apply it for 10 minutes and rinse it clean,apply some Vaseline after rinsing.

  • Soak the feet in some warm water,add 1 lemon juice,1 tablespoon of baking soda to it and keep your feet soaked for about 10-15 minutes.Following this therapy on a weekly basis will help with cracked heels.Lemon is acidic in nature which helps to dissolve dead and dry skin,It is advisable to exfoliate your feet using a pumice stone or a loofah after soaking.

  • Another great remedy is to apply a healing mixture made of one teaspoon Vaseline and the juice of one lemon.Rub this mixture onto clean and dry feet till it gets absorbed.No need to wash it off,use this mixture preferably at night to achieve great results.

  • A regular application of a mixture of glycerin and rose water is known to soothe and cure cracked heels.

Natural remedies do take a lot of effort,time and patience but in the long run give amazing long lasting results.So try these remedies and let us know how did you find them in your comments below!!


  1. Wow!very innovative and effective ways to drive dryness and roughness. Luckily I have got your page while seeing foot massager reviews .Yippiee!


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