Heal your heels with these easy DIY tips
- Your feet often bear the brunt of all the hard work you day all day
- Here are some simple solutions to pamper your feet
- Vinegar, baking soda, oatmeal scrub -- all of these can do wonders for your cracked heels
Constantly staying on our toes all day may be rewarding but it is definitely punishing on our feet. At the end of a long tiring day, all we have the energy to do is tuck ourselves to bed, while secretly wishing for a long, comforting foot massage.
If those 30-second Krack cream commercials on television channels made you roll your eyes over to check your own heels, then have a look at these simple solutions to pamper your feet :
1. Baking soda
While baking soda may conjure an image of a delicious chocolate cake in your mind, it is also known to soften those hard heels. Add two tablespoons of baking soda in warm water and soak your feet in the liquid for at least 30 minutes. Repeat on a regular basis for quick results.
2. Banana paste
The benefits of banana do not cease to surprise people. The tropical fruit can cure super-cracked feet without any hassle. Whip a ripe banana in a mixer, apply the paste evenly on our feet, let it dry for 10 minutes and wash it off with warm water. The results will surely amaze you.
3. Oatmeal scrub
Oatmeal and milk is not only a recipe for fitness, but also for happy feet. Make your own exfoliator to remove dead skin using oatmeal. Mix equal parts of oatmeal with rose water or milk to make a paste, apply the scrub on to your feet, let it set for 20-30 minutes, exfoliate with a brush if needed and wash with cold water.
4. Olive Oil
Olive oil is a wonderful moisturizer for your skin. Dip a cotton ball into olive oil, apply it to the affected area, and gently massage in circular motion. After a while, wear socks and allow your skin to absorb the oil. Rinse off your feet after an hour. You may leave the oil on your feet overnight for better healing.
No, this is not another ingredient to add zing to your noodles! Prepare a warm soak, add vinegar to it and let your heals heal. You may a few drops of dish wash for better results.
So, put your feet up, and indulge in some self-care.