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How to Make Your Heels Soft Without Professional Help

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When the sensitive skin on the bottom of the feet and heels becomes too dry, it can split open, leaving painful cracks called fissures on your heels. Those cracks may not only make it painful to walk, but they can also lead to serious infections. It’s best to regularly get rid of the thickened skin on your feet to prevent cracks from appearing. You can do this at home using simple masks and footbaths containing easily available items, such as honey or vinegar.

5-Minute Crafts would like to share a few methods with you that will return the natural beauty to your heels.

A mask with citric acid and honey

Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of citric acid with the same amount of natural honey. Add aspirin. Then add 3.5 ounces of warm water to the mix and stir it well.

Take a plastic bag and pour 1/2 of the mixture into it. Put it on your foot. Pull a warm sock over the bag. Apply the other half of the mixture in the same way to the other foot. Leave it for 15 minutes. Then remove the bags and use a dry brush to clean the skin of any mask residue. Rinse your feet with warm water. You’re all done!

An apple vinegar soak

Pour 1 liter of warm water into a wash basin. Dilute around 500ml of apple vinegar in it. Remember, you should aim for 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar. Soak your feet in this bath for 10 to 15 minutes. Then scrub your heels with a soft brush. Use a pumice stone on the thickened skin. Rinse your feet with warm water.

A mask with ketchup and sugar

Mix 8 to 10 tablespoons of ketchup or tomato paste and 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl. Take a plastic bag and pour half of the mixture into it. Put it on your foot and massage it so that the sugar can remove any dead skin. Then pull a warm sock over the bag. Apply the other half of the mixture in the same way to the other foot.

After 10 minutes, remove the bags and rinse your feet with warm water. If necessary, rub your feet with a brush or pumice stone.

A milk and honey soak

Pour 1 liter of warm milk into a wash basin and put your feet in it. Apply 1 cup of natural honey to each foot, rubbing it into the thickened skin. Massage your feet and leave them in the basin for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse them with warm water.

Whichever method you choose, don’t forget to wipe your feet dry and apply moisturizer. It’s recommended to use these treatments just before bedtime.

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