Dry cracked feet is painful and an embarrassing problem for many. Lack of attention to foot care and lack of moisture can be the prime cause for this condition. Some other causes of cracked heels could be use of harsh soaps, unhealthy diet, dehydration, continuous exposure to water, overweight, standing for long hours, wearing wrong kind of footwear, and some illnesses like thyroid disease, diabetes and psoriasis. Taking care of them right away is necessary for preventing the cracks from getting deeper and bleeding. Skin on the feet is drier than other parts of our body and they do not have oil glands; so you need to keep you feet moisturized to avoid discomfort if you are more prone to dry cracked heels. In some cases, dry skin and cracking heels could be the sign of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, especially zinc. For nourishing the skin from inside, you must eat a nutrients rich healthy diet. And for making dry cracked heels smooth and scale-free, try these four simple and effective homemade foot scrubs.