10 Natural Ways to Remove Calluses
Posted on 12 May 2017
Corns and calluses, here is an example of the typical hassles that affect the plant or toes. How to take care of them in a natural way? There are some traditional remedies that can certainly help us.
The first care must start in your shoes. Ensure they are not too tight or have unsuitable soles. If your corns or calluses often recur, try to look for a new pair of shoes, which are softer and more comfortable.
Meanwhile, here are some natural remedies to prevent corns and calluses that might be useful.
Foot Baths or Compresses
Will soften corns and calluses. For better results, gently rub the areas affected by the problem with a pumice stone and apply your favorite foot care cream.
1. Bread and vinegar
Try this easy recipe. Dip a slice of bread in a bowl with vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Wait until the bread crumbs are well soaked. Use the soaked bread as a compress and apply it on your calluses. If you'd like, apply a bandage with gauze and let it stand for a few more minutes or longer. If you experience some pain when you're walking, you may also apply a small piece of the soggy bread with a light bandage to cushion the pain.
2. Olive oil and lemon
This is a quick recipe rich in natural benefits. Oil and lemon juice help soften the hardened skin. And baking soda helps exfoliate and cleanse your skin. Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a glass. Gradually add a teaspoon of baking soda and stir until it forms a creamy mixture. Apply to the affected area when needed, using a small band or plaster. Wash off and apply your favorite foot cream.
3. Essential Oils
Lavender and geranium essential oil are amongst the most popular oils to treat corns and calluses. You may apply them to your skin, after a hot bath or a foot bath, for softer skin. Rub a few drops of essential oils on the affected areas. Then wipe gently using a pumice stone. An extra tip, pour a few drops of these essential oils directly into your foot bath.
4. Bicarbonate of Soda
Or also known as baking soda, are frequently used in natural recipes to help remove calluses. Treat yourself to a foot bath with baking soda. This treatment will help eliminate dead cells and facilitate healing. Pour 3 tablespoons of baking soda into a bowl of warm water and make a foot bath. Or you can also try this. Massage your calluses with a compound of 3 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of water. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse it. For better results follow up with you favorite foot care creams.
This is a grandmother remedy! Chamomile helps soften the skin and helps the healing process. Prepare a regular infusion of chamomile herbs (you may use some chamomile tea bags too), let it cool and pour it into a bowl with warm water for a foot bath, seat back and enjoy. Chamomile is also known to help reduce the excessive sweat of the feet.
Believe it, or not, cornstarch help to prevent corns and calluses, and relieves pain and discomfort. You can apply as talcum powder on the soles of your feet and between the toes. The cornstarch absorbs all the moisture and prevents cracking. Extra tip! Create a scented cornstarch by pouring the cornstarch in a glass jar and mixing it with a few drops of lavender or geranium essential oils.
This is an excellent night treatment. Moisten a cotton ball with vinegar and apply it to the area, you may use a small patch to keep it in place. Let it sit overnight and in the morning wipe the skin with a pumice stone and follow up with you favorite foot care cream.
If you suffer from severe pain and swelling, apply an ice cube wrapped in a handkerchief or a small cotton bag, to the affected area and cover. Ice works as an analgesic and helps alleviate the pain and any discomfort.
9. Lemon juice
Lemon juice helps eliminates bacteria, softens and cleanses the skin. Create a compound spread on the skin by mixing 1 or 2 teaspoons of rice flour with a few drops of lemon juice freshly squeezed. Apply it to the skin and wrap with gauze. For extra benefits let it sit overnight to soften your corns and calluses. Wipe the skin with a pumice stone in the morning, and follow up with you favorite foot care cream.
Use your kitchen salt to help remove calluses. Salts are a great natural scrub and skin softener. Pour two tablespoons of salt in hot water for a foot bath and let your feet soak for 15-20 minutes. Once the skin is softened, rub it with pumice stone and apply your foot care routine.
Posted by Katie Smith
Katie is a beauty and wellbeing enthusiast. She loves writing about health, natural recipes and has published callus products reviews at Hubnames.