Corns and calluses are not severe health issues, but painful enough to cause problems when walking. These simple home remedies can help soften up the thick hardened skin on the soles and reduce the pain.
Active people are more prone to corns and calluses that can affect both feet and hands. They often appear on soles, heels, fingers, elbows and knees, as a result of excessive rubbing or intense pressure on the skin. They have a yellowish hue and can be painful at touch.
Corns are smaller than calluses. They are hard in the center and more painful. On the other hand, calluses are bigger and often painless.
Home remedies for corns and calluses
The most common treatments for corns and caluuses are simple ingredients we can find in our kitchen, such as lemon, onion, baking soda, garlic, epsom salt, aspirin, castor oil or liquorice.
Lemon juice is rich in antioxidants and other compounds that soften hardened skin and ease the pain. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected skin portion repeatedly until the corn falls and the pain is completely gone.
This Allium vegetable contains strong acids that also soften the corn and help eliminate the portions of dead skin.
Take ½ onion freshly cut and apply it directly on the affected area. Secure it with a bandage and leit it work over night. Repeat the procedure until the problem is solved.
3. CASTOR oil
Castor oil is a popular homey remedy for various skin issues. Take a fot bath, rub the affected area with a pumice stone and use a solution of castor oil, hot water and soap to help remove the corns and calluses.
4. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a powerful natural antioxidant that protects the body inside out. It can be taken internally or applied directly on the skin (capsules or gel).
The best recommendation is to eat more foods rich in vitamin E, such as sunflower seeds, broccoli, peanuts, squash and pumpkin.
5. BAKING SODA
A simple ingredient, with multiple uses for health and home. Baking soda has an abrasive texture that helps skin exfoliation. Also, it has antimicrobial properties and helps prevent bacterial and fungal infections.
You can take foot baths with warm water and baking soda to soften up the skin and remove the corns and calluses.
A close relative to onion, garlic shares similar properties, only stronger. It also contains acids and compounds (like allicin) that help reduce inflammation and fight bacterial infections.
You can apply crushed garlic directly on the skin, or squeeze it and apply it as a compress.
This common pill, used for preventing or treating heart disease, can make an efficient home remedy for corns and calluses. It helps improve blood circulation, reduce the inflammation and relieve the pain.
Crush a few aspirin pills and place the powder on the affected area of the skin. It will help remove the dead skin layer and stimulate the formation of new skin cells.
8. EPSOM SALT
Epsom salt is rich in minerals and many organic compounds. It is one of the most beneficial treatments for the skin and body.
Soak the feet or the other parts of the body affected by corns and calluses in a warm water and Epsom salt solution for 10-15 minutes. The salt will soften the dead surface of the skin and facilitate the removal of the corns with a pile.
Source: LaTaifas.ro, BĂTĂTURI și CĂLUȘURI – remedii naturiste care înmoaie pielea întărită și reduc DUREREA: https://lataifas.ro/boli-si-tratamente-naturiste/117120/bataturi-si-calusuri-remedii-naturiste-de-casa/