Cracked heels are a common skin problem, which can range from a purely cosmetic issue to a painful condition. Undoubtedly, they are visible and unpleasant to the eye, but can sometimes be really painful as well.
The most common symptoms include dry skin and thick callus that looks like yellow or dark brown discolored area of skin, especially along the inside border of the heel. Besides dry, thickened skin, the problem may escalate to redness, itching, inflammation and peeling skin. It is highly beneficial to take proper care as soon as the problem appears in order to prevent cracks from getting deeper and causing bleeding and pain.
Cracked heels can be a result of improper foot care, an unhealthy diet, aging, dry air, lack of moisture, prolonged standing on hard floors and last, but not least, wearing improper footwear. Moreover, this problem can also be caused by other health conditions like diabetes, eczema, psoriasis and thyroid disease.
Today’s article will present an easy home remedy which successfully eliminates the problem of cracked heels, calluses and corns, and it gives results in less than two weeks.
- You need to crush 10 Aspirins (acetylsalicylic acid) or Andols (acetaminophen) to powder and mix with 250ml of 70% rubbing alcohol. Then, store the solution in a small glass bottle and leave it for 1-2 days.
- Then, every night, shake the bottle before use, and pour some on a cotton or gauze pad. Then, apply it on the problematic area, wrap your heel in some plastic foil and put a sock on. Leave it to act overnight and the next morning, rinse with water and towel-dry.
- After this procedure, apply some glycerin or greasy cream on your feet. It would also be of help to use a foot scrubber to exfoliate your heels before applying the cream.
After only 10- 15 treatments, the cracked and callus skin on your feet will disappear completely. You may also use the same remedy to treat painful varicose veins as well, and in such case, this miraculous remedy eliminates pain after the first few treatments.