There are a few conditions that can be very annoying and even if they are not life threatening. Foot calluses and corns are two of those things and if left untreated they can make walking painful and most footwear difficult to use comfortably. In this article we are going to be talking about some of the best home remedies that you can use in order to get rid of this problem.
The main causes for this is the friction and the constant rubbing on any area of your body. This is the reason why they are very common at the bottom of your feet.
How can you prevent them?
The best way to prevent calluses is to protect the areas that are most susceptible to friction. Use padded footwear and if necessary, you can also wear a protective band aid when needed.
How to Remove Calluses and Foot Corn Effectively
In the event that calluses and foot corn are inevitably prevented, there are many ways to remove them. The good news is that you can find most of the materials or tools in removing calluses and foot corn in many stores and they are all quite affordable.
1) Use Electric Callus Remover
There are painless way to remove calluses and foot corn instantly and effectively. One of these is using an electric callus remover. This device can effectively remove your calluses or foot corn in a painless manner. Just roll the rough and coarse roller to affected area and it will remove them in no time.
2) Seek Professional Treatment by a Podiatrist
If you are afraid to use an electric callus remover, you can seek a podiatrist (better known as podiatric physician who can diagnose or treat foot disorders including calluses and foot corn). They can help you remove your calluses or foot corn. Generally, removing calluses and foot corn is not painful at all, unless they are infected.
3) Exfoliating Cream
Exfoliating creams are not just for your face. There are also creams made for exfoliating and conditioning feet disorders like calluses and foot corn. This method is commonly used to prevent skin build up on body parts susceptible by friction.
4) Vitamin E and A
Buy capsules of either of these two vitamins and prick one open in order to be able to take the liquid out. You can rub the oil on the affected area. You should put on some socks and go to bed with the oil on your foot in order to get the best results. This is a great method and reports from people who have used both say they are just as effective.
5) Apple Cider Vinegar
Get a basin and fill it with hot water, then add at least a cup of apple cider vinegar. You should leave your feet inside the water for at least 15 to 20 minutes and then you can scrub the area with your pumice stone to get rid of the softened calluses. Apple cider vinegar is known for being very powerful and useful for this purpose and it’s very cheap. Make sure you use AVC that has at least %5 acidity.
6) Castor Oil
This is also ideal to use with a cotton swab and apply it on the affected area. Then you should cover it with any kind of tape that is not going to fall off. Repeat this every night and make sure that you sleep with the oil. Then you can wash it off in the morning and start the process again at night.
Aspirin has always been great for many uses on your skin. You can dissolve the aspirin with a few drops of water and then once it forms a paste you can apply it on the affected area. The best way to use this is to apply it and then secure it I place with a band aid.
8) Foot Spa Treatment
Whether it is a DIY or a salon treatment, foot spa can effectively remove large amount of dead skin from your feet. A regular treatment can prevent calluses from piling up. If you have time to visit a spa center, then it is good to treat those calluses. If you want to do it at home, a good DIY foot spa is a viable option.