I don’t know about you, but this winter has been REALLY brutal on my skin.
The blemishes on my face resemble those of a 16-year-old girl.
The skin on my legs looks like it belongs to a crocodile.
And I have a crack on my left heal that’s longer and deeper than the Nile River.
I’m not kidding.
Anyway, I can handle a little acne, and I’m not opposed to slapping a little moisturizer on my legs now and then, but this nonsense of applying a tube of Polysporin and a box of band-aids to my feet before I go to bed every night is turning into a real buzz kill.
So I hopped over to my Facebook page and asked my awesome fans for their best home remedies for curing cracked heels, and the advice they gave me was so awesome, I couldn’t resist passing it along.
Because I’m nice like that.
Get yourself a pair of Birkenstocks to wear around the house. It’s the only thing that cured my heels (and you remember how bad they used to be).
Eucerin!!! I swear by it!
1 c Listerine (any kind but if you use blue it will stain your feet), 1/4 vinegar, warm water and pumic stone/ped egg. Soak feet for 20-30 min. Use the pumice stone to exfoliate.
1/2 cup sugar, 1 c oil and a little lemon juice. Massage it into feet. Naturally exfoliates and leaves skin silky.
Avon paraffin wax treatment and warm socks.
There is a product called Baby Feet that peels off the dead skin! it’s a long process tho.
Bag Balm. It’s my hero!
I use Mary Kay Satin Hands set on my feet! Also, put a heavy duty moisturizer (like Bag Balm or even Neosporin) on your feet before putting on socks and shoes either when working out or heading out for the day. This gives plenty of time for it to soak in. Then exfoliate later in the day and re-moisturize with a lighter moisturizer.
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A pedicure and then rub coconut oil on them daily. And then get another pedicure in a month.
I second the coconut oil and I wrote a post about it here: How to Heal Your Heels for Flip Flop Season
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I LOVE MadeOn Skincare. I did a review and have also made my own un-petroleum jelly that works wonders.