If you have dry heel calluses, you don’t have to schedule a doctor’s appointment to remove them. Fortunately, rough skin on your feet rarely requires medical attention and can be remedied with an at-home routine of exfoliation, moisturizing and protection. A nightly regimen with common, inexpensive ingredients will reveal your healthier heels.
Homemade tips for soft heels
1. Pumice stone and foot bath
To have soft feet, you can soak them in hot water for 15 to 20 minutes before going to bed.
Then, rub your heels with a pumice stone, being careful not to overuse it on the cracked areas.
This is how you’ll remove the dead skin cells and get smoother skin.
At the end of the 15-20 minutes, you should rinse your feet and dry them. After this, apply a moisturizer and put on socks.
You should repeat this every night.
2. Honey, a natural softener
Thanks to its beneficial effects, honey can be used as a very effective skin treatment, as it helps to moisturize and soften the skin.
To take advantage of it, you just need to mix a spoonful of honey with warm water in a bucket and immerse your feet in it.
3. Castor oil
Finally, castor oil can be very useful for improving the appearance of cracks on your feet, but you shouldn’t apply it to open wounds.
To do this, you should soak a wipe or gauze with castor oil.
Then, place it on the dry area and keep it attached by using adhesive tape.
4. Baking soda and oats mixture
You can also get soft heels if you make a paste made of baking soda and oats, and apply it on the affected areas.