Simple Remedy to Heal Cracked Heels Using Only Petroleum Jelly

Simple Remedy to Heal Cracked Heels Using Only Petroleum Jelly

Are you one of those people who is always afraid of flaunting your feet in public? The skin covering cracked heels happens to be thicker and drier than skin on other parts of the body. Therefore, applying pressure to such skin causes it to crack resulting in cracked heels.

Cracked heels are not only a source of great embarrassment but also subject a person to endless scrubbing. Additionally, some people have the misconstrued notion that cracked heels occur because of walking bare feet on earth, implying that it is a condition that affects people in rural areas. Many people also think cracked heels are untreatable. Fortunately, none of those myths are true.

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Cracked heels arise from ill-fitting shoes, prolonged exposure to wetness or standing on hard surfaces, extreme dryness (forgetting to moisturize), and use of harsh chemicals. There are numerous other causes including obesity, genetics, diabetes, etc.

So here is how to heal cracked heels using only petroleum jelly:

  1. Deep your feet in lukewarm water for approximately 20 minutes
  2. Using a foot scrubber, rub the heel to eliminate any hard skin
  3. Pat your feet gently to dry them
  4. Apply a moisturizer to the heel
  5. Apply some petroleum jelly on the cracked part of the heel to lock in moisture.
  6. Wear cotton socks immediately.
  7. Do this every day and you will see the results.

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You might want to scrub continually to achieve excellent results. Experts also advise against rubbing one’s feet when they are dry as it can exacerbate damage on the skin.

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