Corns and Calluses are areas of thickened skin that form to protect the skin from friction. Foot callus and hand callus form due to too much friction on just one area of human skin. Calluses can be annoying. Here in this article, we will show you how to get rid of or remove calluses. Let’s check out callus treatment to get your skin smooth as well as soft again.
How to get rid of or remove Corns and calluses permanently ?
Step 1 :
Soak your hands, feet or elbows in warm/hot water for 10 minutes. The skin should start to soften. You may add Epsom salts, bath oils, or even tea if you like, but they’re not necessary.
Note : Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar if your calluses are harsh. (Warning: do not add vinegar if you have diabetes or poor circulation)
Step 2 :
Using a pumice stone, or foot file, scrub your calluses. Be sure to periodically clean the stone or file. Do not overly scrub your feet/hands. 5 minutes is enough time. You want to slowly take down the callus over a month or so. If you begin to feel pain or after you have removed a couple layers of skin, stop.
Step 3 :
Wash your feet/hands. Make sure that you clean off all of the dead skin.
Step 4 :
Pat dry and rub lotion on your feet/hands. Use a thick foot or hand lotion to hold in extra moisture. Lotions with Urea in them are particularly good.
Note: If you are about to go to bed, put on socks or gloves to hold in the moisture and lotion.
Repeat this entire process at the end of every week.
Step 5 :
Maintain your soft hands/feet. Reapply lotion to the callused area after showering. Use a thicker cream for the best results.
Callus home remedies, foot or corn removal and treatment
Crush five or six tablets of aspirin and mix them with one-half teaspoon (3g) of lemon juice and water. Apply the resulting paste to the affected area, then wrap it with a warm towel and cover it with a plastic bag. Leave it for about ten minutes and then remove the coverings. Scrape off the calluses with a pumice stone.
Note: don’t try this treatment if you’re diabetic or allergic to aspirin.
One of the best life hacks on treating corns and calluses is with a warm-water soak. This loosens the dead skin and helps with healing. Add 3 tablespoons baking soda to a basin of warm water and soak, baking soda has a pH of 9 and is therefore alkaline and can disrupt the skin barrier.
Put chamomile tea in your soak. Soaking your feet in diluted chamomile tea can be soothing and will temporarily change the pH of the skin to help dry out sweaty feet. The tea will stain your feet, but the stain can be easily removed with soap and water.
Sprinkle cornstarch between your toes to keep the area dry and protect the skin from breaking down. Moisture can make a corn or callus feel miserable and can promote fungal infections.
This is more preventative than anything and should be used to eliminate discomfort.