Everyone has suffered from cracked heels and dry feet at some point. Especially during winter, the cold has the tendency to dry out the skin, and summer does its trick as well with sandals toughening the heels. Thankfully, you can give your feet a break with this mask made by two ingredients that you are more than likely to already have in your kitchen. These ingredients are avocados and bananas. This is a treatment that is a less expensive alternative to store-bought products and harsh chemical pedicures.
Nutrients in Two Ingredients
This mask is the greatest combo when you are trying to get rid of the dry and cracked skin. Avocados are rich in vitamin E, and protect the skin against the damage done by the sun, and fight off the effect of UV damage such as oxidative stress and photoaging (this is where your wrinkles come from). Bananas are packed with vitamin C, that when combined with vitamin E, they both protect the skin against the nasty UV damage. They are also both great sources of Vitamin B6, which can treat various kinds of skin conditions and dermatitis, making this real good news for your tired feet.
The good things don’t stop here, though. Bananas are packed with vitamins and minerals which help protect and treat your skin in a natural way. Also, a study shows that manganese is very useful when it comes to treating the damaged done to the skin by psoriasis while another study shows that you can treat scleroderma with a form of potassium. Banana peels can even be used to treat that annoying acne! No matter how you look at it, this remedy is a homemade treasure packed with skin healing nutrients.
Why is This Mask so Good?
The answer to that is quite simple. If you protect your skin from the damage done by the UV rays, you are less likely to develop skin cancer. Many people seem to forget this, but the sun can be the biggest enemy of your skin, no matter if it’s summer or winter. Considering that you’ll be exposed to the sunlight, it is best that you use this mask especially if you’ll be wearing high heels, flip flops, sandals or any other time when your skin is exposed.
How to Get Rid of Cracked Heels
Making this mask is extremely will only take you two minutes and it contains 2 ingredients. First, you will need:
- Half an avocado
- One ripe banana
Make a creamy mask out of these two ingredients by blending them, and apply it on your feet around the cracked areas especially. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes (in other words, start relaxing), and let it soften and moisturize your heels. It is good for any skin type and it prevents the risk of you developing any sort of dermatitis, scleroderma or psoriasis.
Don’t throw away your over-ripe bananas! Put them to some good use by making a wonderful foot mask.