GET RID OF CORNS AND CALLUSES
Corns are small patches of hard, thickened skin that usually develops on your feet, especially on the top or side of the toes and sometimes even in between the toe fingers. They can also develop on other body parts. Corns are developed due to the excessive pressure or friction on the skin, most commonly caused by walking or running in the ill fitted shoes. Girls should note that wearing high heels for a long time is one of the major causes of developing corns on your feet. Walking on hard surface and ill fitting socks can also cause the corns to develop.
Usually corns do not need a treatment, but simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure can allow them to heal on itself. But in case that does not happen, you can always follow some easy to do remedies to treat it yourself. More often than not, home remedies are the best way to treat corns:
- Pumice stone– rubbing a pumice stone is the most common and also the most effective method to get rid of the corns and other dead skin on your toes. First, soak the foot to soften the tough skin, then rub a wet pumice stone back and forth across the corn. Intermittently wash your toes to get rid of the worn out dead skin and repeat until the corn is worn down.
- Vinegar– soak a cotton ball in vinegar and attach it to the affected area and leave it overnight. Rub pumice stone, the following morning to, worn away the corn.
- Baking soda paste– make a paste of baking soda by mixing a teaspoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of water with a teaspoon of baking soda. Apply the paste to the affected area and cover with a bandage and leave it overnight. Wash it off the following morning, and gently rub it away with a soft brush.
- Turmeric powder– prepare a thick paste of one teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of turmeric and rub it gently for about a minute. Post drying; wash it off with warm water. Repeat this process twice a day for quicker results.
- Castor oil– castor oil will soften the hard skin of the corn, thereby making it easier to peel off the dead skin with the help of a pumice stone. This technique is popular for its speedy results.
- Papaya– papaya is an excellent ingredient for overall skin health and is beneficial for treating a myriad of skin problems including the treatment of corns. Apply a little papaya mush on the affected area and leave it overnight until the corn gets worn off. It will slough off the skin and the corn will vanish in a few days with repeated use.
- Garlic– cut a clove of garlic into half and rub it over the corn for a while. Let your skin dry and later cover it with a crepe bandage. Wash it off the following morning. Repeat it for a couple of days until the corn completely vanishes.