10 Home remedies to prevent crack heels

Most of us are worried about their crack heels. But now there is no need to worry because here are 10 effective remedies to prevent crack heels and will smoothen your heels

10 Home remedies to prevent crack heels

Listerine and Vinegar-

In this Remedy, you just have to combine one cup of Listerine, one cup of white vinegar and two cups of water. Then make its mixture. When done, soak your feet in this mixture for 15 minutes and then take your feet out and scrub them with a pumice stone to remove any dead skin.

After that, rinse your feet with clean water, pat them dry and moisturize. Do this twice a week until you get the desired results. Listerine contains Thymol and alcohol which help to fight toenail fungus and repair cracked heel and treat plantar warts. Vinegar is used to get rid of fungus because of its high level of acidity.

It softens your dry skin too. So when they are combined together, they make the perfect combination for smooth healthy heel.


Rice flour, honey, and vinegar-

In this remedy, you just have to make a scrub by mixing 3 tablespoons of rice flour, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 to 3 drops of apple cider vinegar. Stir well to form a dense paste, then soak your feet in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes, and then mildly scrub the paste all over your feet to remove dead skin.

Do this remedy 2-3 times a week and you’ll be busting out those cute flip-flops sooner than you think? Rice flour exfoliates, purifies and remineralize the skin, honey is a natural antiseptic that helps heal cracked heels.



Bananas are natural skin moisturizer which contains vitamins A B6 and C. These all will help maintain the elasticity of the skin and keep it hydrated and soft. To get on this action, just mash two bananas into a smooth paste, make sure that bananas are ripe because unripe bananas contain acid which is not good for the skin. When done, gently rub the paste all over your feet including around the nail beds and toes, keep it on for 20 mins and then rinse your feet with clean water.

Try to do this remedy before going to bed until you are satisfied with the desired results.


Honey is added to all kinds of masks and scrubs and it does a perfectly good job on its own. It is a natural moisturizer drawing water from the inner tissues to the outer layers of the skin, this shifts of fluids creates a plumping effect that helps the outer skin heal. To get on this remedy, simply add one cup of honey to a tub of warm water then soak your clean feet in the honey water and massage them for 20-25 minutes. When done, gently exfoliate your skin using a pumice stone, finally hat your feet dry, and apply a six-foot cream. This better to do this regularly before going to bed until you get the desired results.


Vegetable oil-

Vegetable oil contains a lot of vitamins like A D and E which help nourish the skin and promote the cell renewal, if you want to see the amazing effects for yourself, wash your feet thoroughly Pat them dry with a soft towel and apply a thick layer of vegetable oil to your heels and toes.

The best way to do it is to leave it on overnight so don’t forget to put on a pair of clean socks. Make this remedy your daily routine until you are satisfied with your desired results.

Vicks VapoRub-

Vicks VapoRub is an emollient which means it traps and keeps moisture in the skin thus making it soft and moisturize. The menthol and eucalyptus found in this ointment provide a cooling effect so before heading to bed apply a generous layer of this stuff to your feet massage them for 5 minutes and then put on some comfortable socks, it’s even better if they’re made up of cotton.

Don’t forget to wash your feet with lukewarm water in the morning, you can do this remedy daily until you get the desired results.

Baking Soda-

Baking soda is a powerful exfoliant and that’s exactly what the dry skin on your feet needs right now. It removes dead cells and has anti-inflammatory properties as well as moreover baking soda can neutralize foul odors to try it. Add three tablespoons of baking soda to a tub of lukewarm, mix it well until the baking soda dissolves, soak your feet in the final mixture for 15 minutes.

Once that times up, remove your feet and scrub gently with a pumice stone then simply rinse your feet with clean water and dry them with a clean towel. Repeat this treatment twice a week until you get the desired results.

Aloe Vera gel-

Aloe Vera gel is well known for being the true miracle for the skin and as it turns out the skin on your feet is no exception. It contains vitamins A C and E, at the same time it has tons of other vitamins. It also helps in wound healing. First, soak your feet in warm water and then scrub them with a pumice stone to remove dead skins. Then pat them dry and apply a thick layer of aloe Vera gel.

Put on some cotton socks and head to wash your feet with lukewarm water. In the morning, you’re done. Repeat this remedy every night before going to bed until you get the desired results.


Vaseline and lemon juice-

Start it by soaking your feet in warm water for about 20 minutes. Rinse pat dry and add three to four drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice. 1 Tablespoon of Vaseline, mix it well and apply this concoction to your heels and other cracked parts. Put on a pair of wool socks and let it stew overnight.

The next morning wash your feet in warm water and then you are done. As we all know that Vaseline basically acts like a moisturizer and lemon juice has citric acid which promotes skin peeling and cell renewal. Do this remedy regularly and you will see the variations in your feet.


Epsom salt-

Epsom salt reduces inflammation and softens the skin. The sulfates in it help flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing Pain and driving out harmful substances from the body. Prep is a piece of cake, add a half cup of Epsom salt to a foot basin of warm water, stir it well and soak your feet in it for 20 minutes.

Then you can do some additional scrubbing to remove dead skin. Doing this 2-3 times would be enough to see a change.   

I hope you have now found your remedy to smoothen your crack heel!

Happy Styling! :)