Corns and calluses are areas with hardened skin, thickened and dead. This are formed to protect the skin and other structures under the skin from friction, different pressure or trauma. The color of calluses or corns can vary from yellow to shades of gray, and sometimes can be very sensitive at touch. Their appearance is quite irregular and very rough. When calluses and corns cause pain then you’re facing a health problem.
1. Baking soda
The best way in getting rid of corns or calluses is baking soda and water. This mixture will erase dead skin and will help to heal your wound. Just add 3 tablespoons baking soda in a basin with 2 liters of water and dip your feet in it. Another option is to massage gently the area affected by calluses or corns with a paste made from 3 parts of baking soda and 1 part of water.
2. Chamomile tea
Soak your feet in concentrated chamomile tea because it helps soothing your skin and temporarily will change your skin pH. This procedure will dry your calluses or corns making it disappear. Tea will stain your feet but it can easily be removed with soap and water.
Dip a cotton swab in vinegar and dab over the affected area. Then let the cotton swab soaked in vinegar overnight. In the morning rub the area with a pumice stone.
4. Pumice stone
Powder or pumice stone are used to cleanse the skin, helping to remove dead skin. After you’ve dipped your foot in warm water for 20 minutes, use a pumice stone to rub gently corns and calluses.
Harden corns are often very painful. If you have a painful corn, apply ice on the surface, because it will reduce swelling and it will relieve pain.
6. Lemon juice
Make a paste from a spoonful of fresh lemon juice with 5-6 crushed aspirin tablets. Apply the paste directly on your corn or calluses and wrap the foot in a plastic bag. Keep your leg wrapped for 10 minutes then use a pumice stone to remove the dead skin.
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