I work in a large 20-story office building with several pavilions. During the working day, I have to take documents to different rooms and walk through floors, in addition to serving clients in different pavilions.
I had small calluses on my first day of work in this environment, but I didn’t pay much attention to them. After 2 months these calluses became denser and I couldn’t get rid of them. So I approached an expert who explained what I was doing wrong.
I am going to talk about what to do to get rid of corns and calluses without visiting a doctor. The article was written based on the recommendations of the podiatrist I visited.
Finding Relief From Calluses And Corns
First, you need to understand when you can deal with this problem at home and when to seek medical attention.
If the corn is large, if it is located on a bone, if it is bleeding, if you feel the pain to touch it, or if it is just scary, you should consult a doctor because this is a serious case and the corn should be removed with the help of a laser or other special method.
In all other cases (if it is callus), you can solve the problem yourself. A callus is an area of thickened skin that appears due to constant pressure. The more pressure you receive, the thicker and rougher this patch of skin becomes.
There are several effective ways to get rid of these calluses at home.
This is one of the fastest and easiest methods often used in clinics. Usually, 2-3 of these dips are enough to remove even a neglected callus.
How to do it:
Add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of liquid soap to 1/2 liter of warm water. Put your feet in the water and hold them for 25 minutes to soften your skin.
Next, remove your feet and remove the hardened layer of calluses with the help of a pumice stone. After completing the procedure, apply a soothing cream containing an antiseptic (such as chamomile, calendula, or eucalyptus) to your feet.
Socks With Glycerin
There is another method that experts recommend. Not only does it help to remove dry calluses, but it also softens the skin on the entire foot.
How to do it:
Add 8-10 drops of ammonia to 50ml of glycerin and mix well. Apply this mixture on your feet before going to bed and put on thick cotton socks for the night.
On average, 8 to 10 procedures should be sufficient, but you can increase this number because the procedure is not dangerous.
Soak Your Feet In Lemon Juice
They say this method is popular in Japan, but the process itself can be awkward. Lemon juice brightens and softens the skin and removes cracks on the heels. As a result, you can get rid of severe callus in 5 days.
How to do it:
Grate a medium lemon with the skin, apply the mush to your calluses for 10-15 minutes. Also, you can use a cotton ball dipped in lemon juice
Do you know other methods to get rid of corns and calluses on your feet? Tell us about them in the comments!