TOP 5 EASY HOME REMEDIES FOR FOOT CALLUS REMOVAL – 2018 :
Here we take a look at the various proven and commonly used methods of home remedy for callus removal using everyday easily available products at home.
1. Soak and scrub: EPSOM SALT
One of the easiest ways in home remedy for callus removal includes softening your skin to facilitate easier removal of the callus by the use of Epsom salt. Once the callus is softened, it will be easier to peel away or remove it.
- Take a bucket of lukewarm water and put some Epsom salt in it.
- Soak your foot in the bucket for 20 – 40 minutes.
- Now take your foot out and scrub the callus gently with a pumice stone.
- This can be repeated for better results.
2. Juice it up:
Another home remedy for callus removal: Aspirin helps to soften the callus as such because of its many properties which include its anti–inflammatory effect (subsides the inflammation in the callus), a natural exfoliant and its property to cleanse the skin and smoothen it.
Lemon juice on the other hand because of its acidity can soften the callus and thereby help in its removal.
- Take some aspirin tablets ( usually 2 – 3 tablets will suffice depending on the size ).
- Crush those tablets with a spoon into powder form.
- Take some lemons and squeeze the juice out of them onto the powdered aspirin.
- Mix with a brush until it reaches a paste consistency.
- Take this and apply it onto the callus.
- Cover with a plastic sheet.
- Place a warm towel over and apply pressure for about 10 minutes.
- Now scrub the softened callus with a pumice stone.
3. Vinegar : (apple cider vinegar)
Vinegar restores the pH balance of the skin as its pH is itself close to that of the skin. It also has a soothing effect on the skin and is frequently used as to provide some relief from sunburn and to speed up healing of bruises.
- Soak some cotton balls in vinegar.
- Take them and place them on the callus, overnight (can be taped onto the area).
- Next morning, wash the area and use a scrub to remove as much dead skin.
- Can be repeated for better results.
4. Baking soda :
Baking soda acts as an exfoliant and thus helps in the removal of the dead skin cells that have piled in the area of the callus. It also has a high acidity which also helps to soften the callus and thus is one of the best home remedy for callus removal.
- Take warm water in a basin.
- Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to it.
- Soak your foot in it.
- Remove and scrub
- You can also use a paste of baking soda and water in the ratio 3:1.
5. Lemon :
Lemon is known for its acidity and is frequently used in food for this property. But, that’s not all of its use. Its acidity helps to soften the formed callus so that it can be peeled or removed away easily.
- Take a lemon peel that is not completely dry.
- Place it over the affected area, the region of the callus.
- Secure with a medical tape so that t remains in position.
- Leave overnight for its action to take effect.
- You can also use a cotton that is soaked in lemon juice and secure it over the area.