Dry feet, cracked heels, damaged nails. Unfortunately, many of us have this kind of problems. It’s not that bad during winter, but in the summer dehydrated and cracked foot skin looks really bad. Is there anything to overcome this obstacle? Of course, it is. Homemade ointment will do the work.
Cracked Heels – Reasons
It’s not only about lack of care. Cracked feet and dry skin of heels can be associated with the state of health. In other words, such poor condition of your feet can be connected with fungal or bacterial disease, shortage of zinc or fatty acids, dermatological ailments, circulatory system disorder, as well as the way we put our feet on the ground while walking.
Ways to deal with dry skin and cracked heels
Firstly, change your diet. Consume products rich in fatty acids as well as vitamins C, D and K. Also, include fresh vegetables and fruit, resign from processed food, fast food and fizzy drinks. Try to drink at least 1 litre of still mineral water per day. Thanks to this, you will supply your organism with many essential minerals. Secondly, take care of your skin in the right way. Regularly, exfoliate dead epidermis cells from your heels using either a pumice or a pedicure rasp. Once a week gift your feet with bath, use exfoliating socks and oiling masks. Also, remember that the foot skin can be softened by apple vinegar; also, it will light the discolorations of your nails up.
DIY Ointment for smooth skin
Prepare: 65 ml of Shea butter, 65 ml of coconut oil, 3 table spoons of beeswax, 65 ml of magnesium flakes, 2 table spoons of water, 10 drops of oregano essential oil, 10 drops of pepper mint essential oil
How to prepare your homemade ointment for cracked heels? Take two pots and prepare water bath. Pour 2 spoons of water to the smaller pot and add magnesium flakes. When the two ingredients combine, add the remaining ingredients. Stir to obtain even mass, let it cool down and put into refrigerator for 15 minutes. Then, use a food mixer to beat up the mass – try to get the consistency of butter. Your DIY ointment for smooth skin and cracked heels is now ready!
How to use the DIY Ointment?
The cosmetic has to be applied to cleansed and dry foot skin every evening. If you would like to obtain better results, perform peeling first. Put on socks to facilitate the ointment penetrating your skin. Note, if you are pregnant, resign from adding the essential oils.