Chapped ankle is one of the most common skin problems. This is because the condition of the skin of the foot which is basically dry, because it does not have a single oil gland. This dryness makes the skin of the foot easily calloused and cracked. As soon as your feet tread the ground to support heavy pressure during walking, thick, dry feet will break.
In addition, dry and cracked foot skin can be caused by certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, to psoriasis and eczema. Older people are also more susceptible to having cracked feet due to the aging factor that causes the skin to become dry.
Eye-catching cracked feet. But besides aesthetic issues, if you continue to be left without good care, cracked feet can turn into your worst nightmare. Not only will it hurt when walking, cracked feet can bleed and cause serious infections.
Here are some broken foot care tips that you can do yourself at home.
Overcome cracked feet in a natural way
If you have already broken your leg condition, it's good to wash your feet with warm water first and rub pumice stone to remove the dead skin layer on your feet before starting treatment.
1. Apply a moisturizer, then wrap with socks
Look for thick, rich moisturizing creams, such as shea butter, aloe vera gel, or petroleum jelly. Anyway, the more sticky the greasy texture of your moisturizer is, the better it is to cure dry and cracked foot skin.
Lubricate your troubled feet with a thick moisturizer of your choice, every night before going to bed. Wrap with socks and let it absorb overnight. You should do this as soon as you take a shower for the best absorption results. You will have a heel as smooth as a baby's ass the next morning.
2. Massage with oil
The best treatment for cracked heels is to supply the moisture that is needed by the foot as much and as quickly as possible. But not all moisturizers work equally well. Oil tends to work better than lotion because lotions absorb more quickly into the skin.
You can use any vegetable oil, from olive oil, almond oil, sesame oil, tea tree oil, to coconut oil. Vitamin E is also a magic moisturizer that can help heal and prevent broken feet. You can get vitamin E in the form of supplements and natural oils.
Coat your troubled feet with your chosen thick oil and massage gently, do it every night before going to bed. Oil will help moisturize, while massage will help stimulate circulation to speed up healing of irritating symptoms. Then wrap with socks and let it absorb overnight. You should do this as soon as you take a shower for the best absorption results. You will have a heel as smooth as a baby's ass the next morning.
3. Oatmeal body scrub
Oatmeal scrub has been used for hundreds of years as a cure for skin irritation and inflammation. Combining oatmeal and olive oil is a good treatment method for healing cracked feet.
In a container, mix one tablespoon of dry oats and one tablespoon of olive oil (almond oil is also effective!) to form a paste. Smear the feet with problems with this oatmeal scrub, let it soak for half an hour and rinse thoroughly. Then apply skin moisturizer. Do an oatmeal scrub every other day until symptoms improve.
4. Banana avocado mask
Bananas are one of the best cheap alternatives to help heal chapped feet quickly. Take one ripe banana and half an avocado, puree both and mix evenly until it becomes a paste. Mashed avocados mixed with coconut oil also work as well. Avocados are rich in several essential oils, vitamins, and fats that help improve dry skin.
Apply this fruit paste to the affected leg area and leave it for about 10-20 minutes. You can also wrap a leg wrap with a sock and let it absorb overnight to speed up healing time.
After masking your feet, rinse your feet with lukewarm water. Then apply skin moisturizer. It's okay to mask every two days until symptoms improve.
5. Petroleum jelly and lemon water
A mixture of petroleum jelly and lemon juice is said to be effective to cure cracked feet instantly. First, soak the feet in warm water for about twenty minutes and make sure they are completely dry. Then mix one teaspoon of Vaseline with three teaspoons of lemon juice, stir well.
Rub this paste over the troubled foot and let it sit for about one hour. You can also wrap your feet with socks and let them absorb overnight. In the morning, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and don't forget to apply moisturizer. Do this every day so you see foot changes that become softer and smoother in about a week.
6. Rice flour masks
Roughly milled rice flour texture can peel, cleanse, and nourish the skin of the foot with important mineral intake so the skin feels softer and smoother. Take two to three tablespoons of rice flour and add a few drops of honey and apple cider vinegar to mix the thick paste. If your feet are very dry and severely cracked, you can add one teaspoon of olive oil or almond oil to the mixture. Soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes, after drying, apply paste on the troubled foot and gently massage to remove the dead skin layer. You can apply this foot scrub twice a week for the best results.
Don't forget to continue drinking lots of water while doing treatment for cracked feet. Water helps moisturize the skin from the inside to speed up your healing process. If you don't drink enough water, your mouth and throat feel dry and hoarse, right? The same is true for foot skin, you know!
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