Walking is the most essential thing all people do every day of their life. According to statistics, an average person walks a total of 5,900 steps every day. Beside being one of the easiest ways to exercise, it is also a great neccessity. However, sometime walking can be painful and uncomorftable due to corns on your feet. They also make your feet look a little unpleasent.
The reason why they develop is because of the pressure from walking daily. If you have corns, it is very likely that you are walking impoperly or you are wearing the wrong kind of shoes. This may come as a surprise though, but corns are a way for the body to defend sensitive skin.
Two types of corns are known, the first being hard corn, which is thickened and has a central core and the other type – soft corn, which are generally softer, thinner, and will appear on your fourth and fifth toes.
No one wants corns, eventhough they are a defence mechanism by the body. Luckily, there are some natural ways to remove them.
First crush 3 pods of garlic peel, then roast the cloves and at the end crush them until you get a powder. After that, mix the peel and powder cloves. Once the mixture is prepared, apply it on the corns. Use cotton balls and gauze to secure them into place.
All you have to do is to scrape the white sides of the banana peel until you get about a tablespoon of it. After that, add 2 drops of tea tree essential oil and apply the mixture on the areas needed to be treated. In order to secure this DIY treatment, use a bandage.
If you have corns, no metter soft or hard, you will need 6 crushed aspirin tablets mixed with a tablespoon of lemon juice in order to prepare the solution that will help you remove them once and for all. Once prepared, apply the solution on the affected areas. Secure the area with plastic bags.The acid in the solution will effectively soften your corns. Rub them with pumice stone afterward, so they easily detach from your skin.
Aloe Vera and Potatoes
All you need to do is to prepare a potato paste by grating uncooked potatoes and after that mix the paste with aloe vera gel. For best results, apply this mixture 3 times on a daily basis.
All these natural methods are extremely helpful for some people, but for others, not so much. So if non of the abovementioned methods is good for you, make sure to visit a podiatrist. Also you should wear more comfortable shoes and moistureze your feet daily in order to prevent corns from occuring in the first place.
Soaking: 4 Alternatives to Soak Your Callused Feet
- If you want to dissolve the dead skin and begin the healing process, you will need to soak your feet in a mixture of 3 tablespoons of baking soda and warm water. Soak for approximately 30 minutes.
- Soak the callus in warm water with Epsom salts. The warm water softens your skin, and the salts help scrub the corn or callus away.
- In order to soften hardened skin, you should soak your feet in chamomile tea for at least 30 minutes. If your skin get stained from the tea, don’t worry because you can wash it later with soap and water.
- Soak a bread slice in apple cider vinegar for about 10 hours o form a paste. You should apply this paste on the callus before going to bed and secure it with a bandage. After that, wrap it in plastic sack and leave it overnight.Remove in the morning.