Many people are dismissive of heel care, and this is one of the most sensitive parts of our body. No wonder it is said that foot massage can heal diseases or relax the whole body. All important human organs are projected on the feet.
Even in ancient times in Russia, people had a good habit of washing their heels before going to bed. It was believed that warm water not only washes away all the dirt that accumulated during the day, but also all the negative energy. Then the peasants gave massage to wealthy gentlemen, which allowed them to relax and sleep peacefully until morning.
Now everyone who cares about their health should independently engage in massage of the heels and feet. The effect will be better and the procedure will be more pleasant if you rub any vegetable oil into your feet. After all, it is known that they contain vitamin E, which is an antioxidant. You can add 1-2 drops of rose oil to olive, vegetable or linseed oil. If you have a cold, it is best to add tea tree oil. Here you can already choose individual oils for a specific case: for depressions - jasmine oil, for restful sleep - lavender oil, etc.
The heels are most often affected in the summer. During this period, you can notice dryness and cracks, the appearance of which is provoked by uncomfortable shoes and sweating of the feet. To prevent cracking, you need to choose suitable, comfortable shoes, use only a mild cleanser when washing your feet, and do not keep your feet in hot water. To avoid excessive dryness of the heels, it is recommended not to expose them to the sun for too long.
If you still have cracks on the heels, then you can heal them with folk remedies. For example:
- Make a 2 tbsp. tablespoons of flour with 1 tbsp. a spoonful of honey. Then you need to steam the heels, apply the resulting cake and bandage the foot. Put on your cotton socks and go to bed. The procedure is recommended to be carried out every day before going to bed until the cracks disappear.
- You can also knead a cake from a different composition. Stir in fish oil, onion juice and aloe, add flour until you form a cake. Also apply it to the cracks, bandage and put on socks.
- For shallow cracks, sea buckthorn oil is suitable. You need to lubricate their heels every night, before going to bed. If possible, you can also during the day. It is best to soak a cotton swab in oil, apply to problem areas and bandage your feet. Be careful as sea buckthorn oil leaves stubborn stains on clothes.
- You can also use lard to treat cracked heels. Melt the chopped bacon in a clean frying pan and grease the previously steamed heels overnight. It is recommended to wear cotton socks on your feet.