Many creams created to repair cracks in the heel which can be avoided in the market today contain chemicals that can aggravate the skin and increase the discomfort. You can make your own moisturizer by mixing a tablespoon of olive oil with a few drops of lemon oil or lavender oil. Pour this oil blend in a small bottle and add an equal amount of water. Stirring the contents so well that the oil and water form a thick milky solution. Use this home remedy for dry cracked heels as and when necessary. Be sure to shake before use.
Cracked heels are caused by deficiency of vitamins, minerals, zinc and omega 3. Therefore, it is essential to have a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and zinc. Omega-3 fatty acids are not produced naturally by the body, therefore, has to be ingested from food or supplements.
Here is the list of essential foods that you can include in a regular meal and help deficiencies that can cause cracked heels:
– Vitamins (Vitamin E) The rich foods include: vegetable oils, vegetables, cereals, wheat germ, whole grains and nuts.
– Minerals (calcium and iron) rich foods include:
– Calcium: Broccoli, avocado (avocado), sesame seeds, almonds, celery, asparagus, dandelion leaves, cabbage, sunflower seeds, brazil nuts, spinach, among others. (avoid milk, these do not contain calcium industrialization processes through which they pass).
– Iron: green vegetables, legumes, oats, parsley, potatoes, nuts and beans.
– Foods rich in zinc include: peas, beans, sunflower seeds and fish.
– Omega-3 fatty acids are found mainly in: Purslane herb, cold water fish, flaxseed oil or flax seeds and olive oil.