In winter, most people are troubled by the problem of cracked heels and dry skin. No matter how much care you take, sometimes the heels get torn. Although some people have this problem throughout the year.
If this is the case with you too, then it is not due to dryness but due to deficiency of vitamins in the body. Apart from this, sometimes even after adopting dirt and bad skin care routine, the heels start to crack. People who have vitamin deficiency and hormonal imbalance in their body, they have more problem of cracked heels. Let’s know which vitamins cause cracked heels.
Vitamin deficiency can occur in the body
Experts say that when the skin becomes dry and the moisture starts decreasing, then the skin starts becoming rough and flaky. The reason behind this can also be the lack of nutrients in the body.
Deficiency of Vitamin B-3, Vitamin E and Vitamin C can also cause cracked heels.
People whose body is deficient in Vitamin C and Vitamin B3, their skin starts cracking. If Vitamin E is less then it causes cracks in the skin. That is why it is said that if you eat healthy and nutritious food, then its effect is visible on your skin. Eating food rich in vitamins increases the production of collagen and gives protection to the skin. Even if zinc and omega-3 fatty acids start decreasing in the body, dryness in the skin also increases.
Heels also crack due to hormonal imbalance
The problem of dryness increases even when there is an imbalance of hormones in the body. Such people may have the problem of cracked heels. Heels crack even when the balance of thyroid or estrogen hormones deteriorates. Many times cracks start coming in the ankles due to which blood also starts coming.
Home remedies for cracked heels
To correct cracked heels, it is most important that you keep your feet clean. Rubbing the ankles removes the dirt.
After this, use some heel balm on the ankles and feet. Use a cream that is made to moisturize and exfoliate.
Another way to clean the feet is to soak the feet in lukewarm salt water for half an hour. Now clean the ankles with pumice stone.
Include zinc rich diet in food. Apart from this, drink plenty of water. This will keep the skin healthy for a long time.
Do eat a diet rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin C. This will not harm the cells and the skin will become healthy. For this, eat nuts, seeds and citrus fruits.