Do you have corns and calluses on your feet? Do you wish to know how to get rid of them through natural home remedies? Then you’ve come across the right article. Keep on reading to find out more about these thick blisters and rough skin patches that form on your feet (and sometimes hands) and the means to their prevention or removal.
Natural Ways to Remove Calluses and Corns:
Rub the Calluses Away with a Pumice Stone
A pumice stone is volcanic rock made of rough volcanic glass. It’s helpful in exfoliating skin and removing dead skin from your calluses and corns. Don’t use the pumice stone without softening the calluses first.
Soak your feet in warm water in 20 minutes until your feet are wrinkled and prune-like. From there, exfoliate the area with your pumice stone. Afterwards, clean your feet with a towel until it’s dry. Do this daily.
Soak Feet in Cotton Balls with White Vinegar
Get a small bowl with vinegar. Afterwards, take a wad of cotton, ball it up, and place it in the liquid. Use one or more cotton wads if needed. Put the soaked ball of cotton onto the affected area without squeezing the ball.
Secure the cotton ball with tape. Place it there for 3-4 hours to get the best results. Remove the tape and ball when finished. Do this regularly until the lumps are gone. This works because vinegar is diluted acetic acid that can soften dead skin for removal.
Put a Slice of Stale Bread Soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar Over Your Corn
Soak half a slice of stale bread in apple cider vinegar. Afterwards, put it on the corny or callus-filled part of your foot with tape or a bandage. Wrap your feet in plastic wrap then put on a cotton sock.
This will help your callus or corn disappear by morning. If it’s still there, keep on soaking it in bread then rub the dead skin off with a pumice stone.
Rub Your Feet with Lemon Juice
Slice a lemon, squeeze the juice into a bowl, and then dip cotton balls or cloth unto it. Use the soaked cotton balls or cloth to rub the juice all over your callused and corned feet.
Make sure you’re not wearing socks or shoes when the rubbing happens. Wash your feet after a couple of hours with water and soap. Use the juice frequently throughout the day. Lemon juice is citric acid that also removes dead skin.
Rub a Concoction of Aspirin, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Water Over Your Calluses
Crush about 5-6 uncoated aspirin tablets (which is anti-inflammatory) and mix the powder with equal parts water and apple cider vinegar. After you’ve added enough to form a paste, rub it on your callus or corn.
Use a bandage to hold in the aspirin paste in place. After 10 minutes, the bump should be loosened or softened enough to the point that you can rub it off with a pumice stone for good measure.
For corns (a thickened patch of dead skin with a center), mix castor oil on the soapy hot water instead then soak your feet on the concoction. This will make the corns peel away after about 10 day
6. Soak Your Feet in Apple Cider Vinegar or Castor Oil
Fill a basin full of water that’s hot and soapy. Add apple cider vinegar to it. Soak your feet there for 15 minutes. This will soften your calluses, allowing you to rub them off with a pumice stone.
For corns (a thickened patch of dead skin with a center), mix castor oil on the soapy hot water instead then soak your feet on the concoction. This will make the corns peel away after about 10 days.
7. Put on a Topical Vitamin A or E Treatment
Before sleeping, prick a Vitamin A or E capsule then rub the oil onto your corns and calluses. Let it sit there for a few minutes then put on a white cotton sock before heading to bed.
Actually, you may want to consider putting on OTC anti-aging creams with retinol in them since retinol is also a form of Vitamin A. However, it comes with the caveat of side effects like irritation, flaking, and reddening.
8. Do a Spot Treatment with a Vinegar-Soaked Onion
Pour white vinegar in a glass container then soak a slice of white onion. Leave the container somewhere warm all day. Afterwards, cover the corn with the vinegar-soaked onion before sleeping.
Put a bandage tape to hold the onion slice in place. It’s actually the onion’s antibacterial properties is what’s helping shrink the corn while the acetic acid softens it up. Do this treatment nightly for best results.
9. Soak Your Feet in a Warm Epsom Salts Solution
Get some Epsom salts and dissolve them in a basin of water. Soak your feet in that for about 10 minutes. Do so after a shower or bath. This will soften the dead skin.
Once the dead skin is softened, you can use a pumice stone to rub off the top layers. Grind the callus down daily and soak it in Epsom solution nightly. Don’t try to remove everything at once.
10. Exfoliate Calluses by Soaking It in Baking Soda Water
Calluses are a toughened area of dead skin that became thick and hard due to excessive friction, irritation, and pressure. Therefore, to get rid of that skin layer by layer, you need the exfoliating properties of baking soda.
It eliminates dead skin from your foot, reducing the appearance of corns and calluses. Just mix baking soda in a bowl of warm water then soak your feet in it. Lay it there for 15-20 minutes. Take your feet out and use a cloth to peek away the dead skin cells.
11. Do an Antibacterial Turpentine Oil Spot Treatment
Turpentine has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Turpentine oil works best with the corns found between the toes (the ones without a hardened center). Do this treatment nightly in order to get the best results.
Just soak a cotton ball with turpentine then put it on your feet. Use gauze, duct tape, or bandage to secure the turpentine-soaked ball and leave it there overnight. Remove it in the morning before getting up.
Calluses and corns are what make it difficult or even painful to put on your shoes or sandals. Wearing high heels also increases your chances of corn development due to the added pressure. Thankfully, you have the above mentioned home remedies to help you out.
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