Are your feet are your enemies? Do you usually suffer from painful corns and cruel calluses? You don’t have to worry anymore because the solution for smooth and soft feet can only be found in your kitchen.
WebMD has explained that there are numerous kinds of corns; most of them can be found on the tops and sides of the feet. A hard corn is a small patch of thick, dead skin, while the soft corn contains a thinner surface and it can usually be found between the fourth and fifth toes. You can also grow a tender seed corn on the bottom of the foot when the sweat ducts are plugged.
On the other hand, a callus is different from an acorn. It can be obtained anywhere in the body that experiences friction, which includes the chin of a violin player. On the feet, however, calluses are most commonly found at the bottom of the foot. In order to cure both of calluses and corns, follow these following home remedies:
- Castor oil and apple cider vinegar
Reader’s Digest has recommended creating a foot bath of hot soapy water with a cup of apple cider vinegar. Douse your feet for a minimum of at least 15 minutes. Use a pumice stone in order to rub away the callus and dab some amount of castor oil on the softened corn. Continue this treatment for 10 consecutive days to heal the corn entirely.
You may actually be surprised to know that applying a slice of lemon peel to the corn, securing it with a bandage and sleeping with it in place overnight can treat acorn. Reader’s Digest has said that you need to continue on using this method every night until the corn disappears.
Reader’s Digest has suggested putting a slice of white onion in a container and pouring some amount of white vinegar in it. Let the onion to be marinated during the day and then at night, apply the vinegar-tainted onion to the corn. Sleep with the onion in place in order to make the corn a lot softer.
This may sound odd and a little weird but dousing half a slice of stale bread in apple cider vinegar and then securing the bread on the affected part of the foot with adhesive tape can actually help in letting the corn dissolve according to Reader’s Digest.
- Baking soda and hot water
Heal Dove have sworn by the simple and easy home remedy of dousing the feet in a tub of hot water that is treated with at least 3 tablespoons of baking soda. You may also find it useful to massage the affected area with the help of a paste that was made out from three parts of baking soda and one part of water.
This amazing fruit is loaded with enzymes, which has been known to have the ability to make the corns soft and help in their removal. Heal Dove had advised to attach a piece of pineapple rind to the affected area and leave it to do its work overnight. The next day, use a pumice stone in order to rub the corn away.
- Chamomile tea and Epsom salt
This nourishing, pleasant-smelling foot soak is very effective in treating calluses, as well as preventing corns, according to The Fit Indian. Just simply add a handful of Epsom salt into a hot foot bath that was treated with chamomile tea. Douse your feet for some time and then use a pumice stone in order to make the calluses soft and get rid of the corns, too.
- Licorice and mustard oil
Raw licorice is a potent agent against infections and other kinds of illnesses. The Fit Indian has suggested grounding at least 2 to 3 licorice sticks to a fine powder. Add about a half teaspoon of mustard oil and then apply the paste to the corn. Cover the foot and leave the healing lotion soak in overnight.