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Home Remedies For The Dry Skin On Ankle

By Debdatta Mazumder

To be beautiful is not only taking care of your face. You have a well-maintained face, but your legs and feet are cracked and dirty, how embarrassed will you feel in a situation like this then?

Wearing beautiful sandals will be a bad option with dark and dry ankles. You can't even think of wearing a pair of anklets with such ankles. Therefore, you need home remedies for dry skin on the ankle.

But, before applying those, you should know why the skin of your ankles gets dry and dark. Actually, the skin on this area is different from the other body parts.

If the skin gets dry, it will become thicker and ultimately get cracked. This looks very awful, right? Your ankles get dry due to various reasons.

Continuous friction with covered shoes and boots, wearing wet clothes, etc, are reasons for discolouration of your ankles, making those dry.

Medical conditions like ankle strain or less blood circulation also cause dry and dark ankles. Remedies for dry skin on the ankle can help you to get rid of this irritating condition.

Home remedies for dry skin on the ankle are a good option to get rid of the discoloured ankles. There are lots of lotions and creams available in the market which promise to solve your problem.

But, you don't know whether they have any side effects or not. So, here are some of the effective remedies for dry skin on the ankle.


Use Lemon Juice:

One of the most effective home remedies for dry skin on the ankle is this one. Squeeze freshly cut lemon and apply the juice directly on to your ankle. Regular use can help you to remove the dry and dark skin effectively.


Almond Paste:

To moisturise your skin on the ankles, almond paste is a wonderful option. Take 10-15 almonds and make a paste by adding water to it. Apply it on your ankles. Leave it overnight for better results.


Aloe Vera Gel:

Useful remedies for dry skin on the ankle and knees cannot be completed without the use of aloe vera gel. Just extract the gel from the leaves and apply it on to the dry ankle. Massage your feet for half an hour and wash with cold water.


Glycerin And Rose Water:

Mix equal proportion of glycerin and rose water. You can use a few drops of honey, as it is a natural humectant. Apply it on your ankles and massage gently. Wash after 45 minutes. Regular use will give you a positive result within weeks.


Coconut Oil:

If you're looking for easy home remedies to treat dry skin on the ankle, this is the best you have. Rub coconut oil on the dark and dry ankles and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water and a mild soap.


Baking Soda:

Take a bucket of hot water (not too hot that'll burn your feet) and add 2-3 spoons of baking soda. Soak your feet for almost 20 minutes. Pat dry. Follow the method regularly to get rid of dark, thick and dry skin on the ankle.


Castor Oil:

Follow this process every night, especially during winter. The cold wind and dust make your ankles dry and rough. Massage castor oil gently every night before going to sleep. Don't forget to wear socks to keep your feet soft and smooth.


Besan Pack:

Besan or gram flour is popular for any skin problem. Make a pack with besan, honey and yogurt and apply it on to your ankles. Wash it off after drying with lukewarm water. This is truly one of the best home remedies for dry skin on the ankle.

Story first published: Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 21:01 [IST]
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