Heels require special care no matter the season, but we must pay more attention in winter because they tend to dry out and crack. If you want to prevent these problems, try these treatments for foot care:
Vegetable oil hydration
In order to have hydrated heels, after a warm bath and an adequate heel cleaning using pumice stone, apply any hydrogenated vegetable oil (margarine, bottled salad dressings, cooking oils, vegetable oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil) and massage your heels. Cover your feet with thick socks and leave on till morning.
Paraffin oil with vitamin A
Mix 100 g paraffin oil with a vitamin A vial and apply it on your heels. Cover your feet with cotton socks and leave overnight.
Sugar and sea salt exfoliation
Soak your heels in warm water and add a little olive oil. After five minutes, gently exfoliate them with a natural scrub. You can one at home, mixing ground sea salt, sugar, bran, corn, barley, rice, with olive oil and a little honey.
Lemon juice baths
An effective treatment to treat your heels is to place them in lemon juice for 20 minutes. Apply this treatment weekly.
Another trick is to take a ripe banana, to mash it and apply it at least ten minutes on your heel’s thickened skin. The nutrients that banana contains help to exfoliate and soften the skin. Leave on for ten minutes. Remove with warm water.
Avocado oil is also extremely effective, especially for its soothing and refreshing properties. If you don’t have avocado oil, you can make a fresh fruit pulp puree. Apply it on your heels and leave it on for 20 minutes. Remove with warm water.
Milk and honey treatment
Once a week you can indulge your heels with a very effective natural treatment – milk bath. After 10-15 minutes of feet milk bath, apply some honey over your feet and leave it on for half an hour.