Our heels require special care no matter the season, but we you have to pay attention in winter because they tend to dry out and crack. If you want to prevent these problems, try these foot care treatments:
Vegetable oil hydration
If you want hydrated heels, after a warm bath and adequate heel cleaning using a pumice, apply any hydrogenated vegetable oil (margarine, sauces, bottled salad dressings, cooking oils, vegetable oil, olive oil or sweet almond) and massage your heels. Cover feet with thick socks and leave on till morning.
Paraffin oil with vitamin A
Mix 100 g paraffin oil with a vial of vitamin A, then apply this mixture on your heels. Place over the cotton socks and leave overnight.
Sugar and sea salt exfoliation
Soak your heels in warm water in which you add a little olive oil. After five minutes, gently exfoliate them with a natural scrub. You can make your own scrub home, mixing sea salt (or sugar, bran, corn, barley, rice) with olive oil and a little honey.
An effective treatment is to keep the feet in lemon juice for 20 minutes. Follow this treatment weekly.
Another trick is to take a ripe banana, to mash it and apply it at least ten minutes to thickened foot skin. The nutrients banana contain helps 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 this puree 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 baths. After 10-15 minutes of milk feet bath, apply honey on your heels and leave it on for half an hour.