How to remove calluses using homemade remedies
Calluses appear as a skin defense against repeated friction, pressure or rubbing.They are a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard. Callosity can form on any part of the body, but mainly on feet and hands.
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Calluses have thick parts of dead skin and tend toappear under the heel, next to the big toe or over a bunion. However, there are also other hardnesses called “ foot nails” which are skin corneal lumps that also appear on the feet with a main core of hard keratin that becomes painful if it is pressed . These “foot nails” appear generally over the joints or the soles , just behind the toes.
To remove calluses and foot nails, also in other areas, you can use some of these following homemade remedies.
"Apply one or more of these homemade remedies until you remove foot calluses."
- Garlic againts calluses
Apply garlic juice on the calluses every day. Another option is to make a paste with chopped garlic and olive oil, or with garlic and pig or cow fat. Apply before bedtime and let it sit all night wrapped with a bandage. Once the callus gets soft , it can be easily removed.
Make an infusion with four tablespoons of chamomile in a liter of water. Let it cool for some minutes and soak your feet. This will help relieve pain and soften the thickened skin.
- Very effective homemade remedy made of aspirins and lemon
Crush 6 aspirins until dust. Then, add drops of lemon juice and water in equal parts until you get a paste. In case it gets very aqueous, add more crushed aspirins.
Apply the paste on the hardened area or callus and wrap it with a plastic bag very well, together with a warm compress for 15 minutes. The heat will make the paste enter into the skin and soften the callus. After that, remove the paste with a warm bath, dry and rub the area with a pumice stone. Repeat the treatment until the callus disappears.
Apply an ointment made of calendula petals 2 or 3 times a day. This will soften the tissue quickly and; what is more, it acts as an anti- inflammatory.
- Fig trees to remove callosity
Apply the milky juice that comes from a fig trees branch or leaf on the callus every day. Also, you can apply a fig tree leaf dipped into warm water.
- Leek and vinegar recipe
Marinate many leek leaves in wine vinegar for 24 hours . Then, apply the leaves on the callus several times a day. After that, remove gently rubbing the area with a disinfected non- cutting instrument.
- Lemon recipe
Before bedtime, apply a lemon slice on the callus wrapped with a bandage. Let it sit all night and due to the citrus acid, the callus will disappear.
- Mustard foot bath
Boil 2 tablespoons of dry mustard in a half a liter of water for some minutes. Let it cool and soak your feet in this preparation for 10 minutes. Then, dry your feet and apply a bit of castor oil to soften the area.
- Castor oil
Rub castor oil on the callus twice a day.
- Onion to soften and remove calluses
Roast an onion and then crush it. Apply on the affected area with soft massages for 5 minutes. After that, apply a layer of glycerine and rub with a pumice stone, an emery or a handful of wet salt to remove the dead skin.