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Cracked Heels SOS: 6 Natural Solutions for Soft, Healthy Feet

Cracked Heels

The skin is prone to drying out during the winter. Usually, people with dry skin take the biggest hit from cracked heels. It poses a health danger to your skin. Wearing open-toed shoes can sometimes be uncomfortable for people.

These treatments make it simple to treat cracked heels. Wear the proper-sized shoes and keep the feet covered and moisturized, even after a bath at home.

Team BFH cracks down on the remedies and causes of what may lead to cracked heels. Let us look at the causes and how to prevent them!

What causes individuals to have broken heels?

In general, people with dry skin are more likely to have dry heels, along with those who have eczema and psoriasis.

Different causes:

  • Prolonged standing, especially on hard surfaces, is the cause of cracked heels.

  • Putting on sandals or shoes with an open back

  • Calluses

  • Obesity, which puts more strain on heels

  • Skin disorders include eczema, psoriasis, or athlete’s foot.

Due to the dry and chilly air, skin and hair begin to deteriorate as winter approaches. Any reason for cracked heels might result in pain, but they are readily treated with natural solutions.

There are 6 Home Treatments for Cracked Heels



Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water. It’s imperative to consume 3–4 liters of water each day. This will help the body stay hydrated and treat cracked heels since dryness is what causes cracked heels, making water consumption essential.

Feat Soaking

Feat Soaking

Soak your feet in lukewarm water that has been flavored with a few drops of lemon and leave them to sit for around 15 minutes. After that, clean the feet with a loofah or gentle brush to remove the old skin cells and encourage the creation of new ones. Use a pumice stone sparingly; aim to use one in the shower three times a week. Your feet will stay soft, and the dead skin cells will be removed thanks to this.

Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly keeps your skin supple and helps to deeply hydrate your heels. Apply it before going to bed, and keep your feet warm by wearing socks.

Daily Moisturizing

Daily Moisturizing

Apply moisturizer to your feet three times each day, every day. This will prevent your skin from drying out or becoming cracked.

Use coconut oil or shea butter

Use coconut oil or shea butter

After soaking your feet, use coconut oil or shea butter. Vitamin E, which is present in coconut oil, is extremely effective at treating cracked heels. Vitamin A, E, and F are abundant in shea butter, which calms and repairs rough, dry skin.

Avocado and Banana Mask

Avocado and Banana Mask

Avocados are a good source of vitamins A and E, which protect the skin from aging and dryness. The quantity of nutrients found in bananas contributes to maintaining skin suppleness and preventing skin dryness. A mask made of banana and avocado hydrates dry heel skin, enhancing both their beauty and general health.

Prepare a combination of ripe bananas and avocados to start. On the heels’ chapped skin, apply the paste. Rinse after leaving it on for 30 minutes.


These treatments make it simple to treat cracked heels. Wear the proper-size shoes and keep the feet covered and moisturized while you’re with them.

Written by: Ridhiman Das

Edited by: Aniket Joshi

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