Cracked heels are a very common foot problem. It affects about 20% of us. It seems to affect more women than men. Because it causes discomfort and looks quite unattractive, we must treat is time after time. Some of the causes of cracked heels are dry air, lack of moisture, improper foot care, an unhealthy diet, aging, hard floors and wearing the wrong types of shoes. Here are three home remedies that are less constly and can be incorporated into your daily routine as well:
* Vegetable Oil: Such as - Olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil or any other hydrogenated vegetable oil will work. Apply before going to sleep.
* Rice Flour: Exfoliating the skin on your feet and heels will help remove dead skin, thus preventing cracking and dryness. Rice flour can be used a part of a homemade exfoliating scrub.
* Neem Leaves: Neem soothes dry, irritated skin and fights infections due to its fungicidal properties.