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The Best Home Remedies to Fix Dry, Cracked Feet

The Best Home Remedies to Fix Dry, Cracked Feet

There are few things that are more unattractive than dry, cracked and peeling feet. If your feet are rough and dry, you don’t have to suffer with them. You can restore them to health by experimenting with ingredients you can find at home. Check out some of our favorite home remedies below.

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has so many healthful and beneficial uses. If you don’t have some of this amazing stuff in your kitchen already, go get it now. You can use it to cook with and you can also apply it to your feet before going to bed. It provides a deep moisturizing effect, and keeps fungal and bacterial issues at bay. We've talked previously about the wonders of coconut oil for skin; it's an extremely versatile ingredient.

2. Mentholated Rub

If you’ve got dry, cracked feet and toenail fungus, your mentholated rub that you use during cold season is just the thing. Smooth it onto your feet before bed and cover with socks. Over a few days, the rough skin will peel off and leave you with gloriously soft feet.

3. Paraffin Wax

Pamper your feet with paraffin wax. You can heat it in your microwave. Once you heat it, add in coconut oil until it forms a thick and creamy paste. Apply it to the cracked part of your feet and then cover with socks. Wash your feet in the morning and moisturize. Keep repeating this process for a week until your feet look flawless.

4. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is great for promoting circulation. It also contains magnesium, which is fantastic for your body’s overall health and removing toxins. You’ll want to soak your feet in a tub of warm water with a half cup of Epsom salt. After 10 minutes, rub your feet with a pumice stone to slough off the dead skin. Soak your feet once more for 10 more minutes. Afterward, dry your feet and moisturize.

5. Vaseline

Good old Vaseline has been touted as one of the best remedies for dry, cracked feet. Simply slather it onto your feet before bedtime and cover with thick socks. When you wake up, you will have softer feet. If you follow this treatment after soaking in Epsom salt, you will have spectacularly soft and supple feet!

6. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is one of the most wonderful gels in the world and is completely plant-based. After soaking your feet, generously cover your feet in Aloe Vera gel and then slip on a pair of socks before going to bed.

7. Listerine

It safely and effectively clears away the germs in your mouth so imagine how amazing it is on your feet! Mix a cup of it with a cup of white vinegar and two cups of water, then soak your feet in it for at least 10 minutes but no more than 15. Scrub your feet with a pumice stone and wash off. Then moisturize and you’ll be on your way with soft and sensual feet!

If you tried one of these home remedies, please leave a comment and let us know if it helped!

Time-Proven Natural Remedies for Clear, Radiant Skin

Time-Proven Natural Remedies for Clear, Radiant Skin

If you really want to have the best skin of your life no matter what your age, always remember that healthy skin begins from within. Eating a healthy and balanced diet will help you maintain a clearer, more youthful, more radiant glow. Another great tip: stay hydrated by drinking enough water. Below, we have listed our seven favorite natural remedies to achieve supple, soft skin. These remedies are not only effective, but also convenient. You can find the items around your house:

  • In your pantry
  • In your refrigerator's produce drawer
  • Next to the stove
  • On your spice rack

Follow the tips below, and you'll achieve your best skin ever.

Honey and Lemon

Raw, organic, unprocessed honey is wonderful for your wellbeing, both inside and out. Mix a tablespoon of honey with a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice together, then apply this mixture to your moistened face. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. The nourishing effects will be seen instantly after you rinse it away with cold water.

Oats

Oats are great for scrubbing away impurities and calming irritated skin. You’ll want to take 1/2 cup of oats and add just a little warm water to it. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes so it gets a pasty consistency. Then apply it to your face in circular motions, massaging gently as you go. Wash away with cold water when finished.

Tomato

Tomatoes are great for smoothing out your complexion and reducing hyper-pigmentation. Rub the pulp of the tomato on your face and let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it away for a renewed-looking you!

Green apple

Green apples are used in many natural hair and skin formulations because of their ability to restore luster. Pulp up a green apple and smooth it onto your skin. It will help increase circulation as well, and once you rinse it away, you’ll see a definite difference in the glow of your skin.

Natural oils

Whether you have coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil, grab those out of your cabinet and smooth a few drops of it onto your cheekbones for an instant glow. If using coconut oil, you’ll need to render it into a liquid state first to achieve this effect.

Sugar

Sugar gets a bad reputation for the inside of your body, but for the outside, it makes for an excellent scrubbing agent that sloughs off dead skin cells. Add lemon juice and honey to it and you have an effective exfoliant that will leave you looking fresh-faced and bright.

Turmeric powder and lemon

You’ll have to be careful with this one since using too much turmeric powder can tinge your face yellow. If you make a paste using turmeric with fresh lemon juice and smooth it on, you’ll get that glowing skin you’re after. Just a thin layer will do. Let it dry and then quickly and thoroughly wash it away.