Get rid of Corns and Calluses With These Remedies
There is no doubt in my mind that each and every one of us has been a victim of calluses and corns. This happens especially when you put on an ill-fitting kind of shoe, and it, therefore, keeps rubbing against the same feet or toe for a prolonged period of time, or you simply handle a rake made of metal and puts a lot of friction in your thumb. In a bid to protect itself from such injury, the skin’s outermost layer releases a fortress of thick cells that are dead , causing the epidermis to gradually build up the callus.
The callus too turns into a corn by forming a very hard core. In most instances, calluses on the feet and hands can be protective and painless, but the whole problem arises when the callus or the corn presses on a nerve underneath the three layers of the skin. It becomes so painful and hard to bear.
However, you can simply afford to reduce the whole pain and the disruption of your beauty that comes with it. You can use the following simple but effective natural remedies.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar and Castor Oil
With the help of hot water, which should also be soapy, just add a cup of the apple cider vinegar. Gently soak your feet in the mixture for about 10-15 minutes. At this point now the calluses are softened enough and can be filed with a pumice stone. For the corns, now dab castor oil after your feet is sufficiently soaked. After this, you should wait for close to ten days for the corns and calluses to peel off successfully.
This sounds strange but it is highly effective. Just crush 4-6 uncoated tablets of aspirin and mix with equal parts of cider vinegar, apple and water. Stir it a bit until the mixture forms a paste. Using a bandage, gently rub the paste into the corn or callus, holding it in place. After close to ten minutes, the whole bump is eventually enough to be rubbed off with a pumice stone.
3. Epsom Salt
This kind of remedy is most effective for the calluses. Just toss a handful of Epsom salts into a basin containing warm water, and soak your feet for up to fifteen minutes. After the dead skin is sufficiently softened, just use a pumice stone or a callus file to peel off the top layers. Now you only need to continuously grind the callus down and after every shower. This might take a couple of weeks and after which the corn and the callus should be able to peel off.
4. Stale Bread
With this, just soak a half slice of a stale bread in cider vinegar apple and try to secure it to the area affected in your foot with the aid of adhesive tape. With a plastic tape, wrap it and slip using a cotton sock. Luckily for you, the corn or calluses must have disappeared by morning.
5. Onion Use
Pour white vinegar over slices of the white onion
6. Lemon Use
Before going for your sleep just cut a slice of a peel of the lemon, about three centimeters long and your feet wide. Gently place it over the corn and secure it with the help of bandage, cover it with a cotton sock overnight. Continue the procedure each night until your corn disappears.
The Bottom line
In most circumstances, calluses and corns do occur because of us wearing shoes that are slightly smaller than our feet. So before even thinking of how remedy the whole situation, what if we just try and do our best by putting on well- fitting shoes? It benefits a lot as it is a preventive measure. However, after they have occurred, one can easily employ the above mentioned natural ways and believe me, you will be amazed by just how much they could prove beneficial