Home remedies for calluses


The calluses on hands or feet represent an important protective barrier of our skin against excessive stress. Nevertheless, in most cases it is perceived as annoying and cosmetically unsightly and should be removed. There are many different techniques and methods available today for removing the cornea. Nevertheless, well-known home remedies are still often used to combat the irritating cornea.

The most important thing is to always wear well-fitting shoes that do not cause pressure points. Regular foot care in the form of baths and balanced skin care also help prevent the development of calluses. Creams and ointments that are made from herbal products are often used.
The treatment with creams made from aloe vera, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar or even milking fat and urea ointments have a nourishing character, make the skin soft and supple and thereby facilitate the removal of the callus.
Foot baths or peelings are also particularly suitable for preparing for the removal of calluses. They also care for the skin and soften the hardened and thickened layers of the skin so that they can then be easily removed.

The use of chamomile packets, which can act on the affected areas of the skin, leads to a softer and more supple skin and facilitates later detachment. A pumice stone, which can be purchased in any drugstore, should be used to properly remove the callus afterwards.

Treatment on the feet, toes and heels

In most cases, calluses develop on the feet, toes and heels, as the skin is often particularly stressed and damaged in these parts of the body. The formation of calluses is a natural process that provides a protective function for attacked and damaged areas of the skin. The pressure and friction exerted by heavy loads are absorbed by the calluses on the feet. Nevertheless, the formation of calluses is perceived as annoying, annoying and unpleasant in most cases and also represents an enormous cosmetic flaw.

In order to effectively prevent the formation of calluses on the feet, toes and heels, care should be taken to wear well-fitting and comfortable shoes that adapt to the foot and do not cause pressure points or friction. You should also take care of regular skin care and take a foot bath more often.
Foot baths can be prepared quickly and are very relaxing. On the one hand, they soften the skin and facilitate the subsequent removal of the callus, on the other hand, they also stimulate the blood circulation in the feet and thus lead to a better supply of the skin areas. Both foot baths and peelings serve to soften the skin and make it more supple.
In order to provide the skin with sufficient care, foot baths can simply be supplemented with a few drops of tea tree oil, aloe vera, chamomile or vinegar. These products care for and soothe the damaged skin and promote regeneration and the development of a healthy and intact surface structure.

You can easily make a peeling from olive oil and a little sugar, apply it to the skin, massage it in and leave it on for a short time. Due to the coarse-grained mass of the peeling, the dead, upper layers of skin are peeled off and removed.
Another method to keep the skin of the feet supple is through the use of natural ointments and oils. In the evening you can rub your stressed feet with milk fat and put on socks overnight. This allows the fat to be sufficiently absorbed and develop its nourishing effect.
In the pharmacy you can buy so-called deer tallow. It is made up of beef tallow and soft soap and is also said to reduce the formation of calluses. After washing, dry your feet well and then rub in deer tallow and massage.

Please also read our page: Calluses on the feet

Calluses on the hands

Cornea that manifests itself on the hands is created just like the cornea on the feet by a Overload and Damage to the skin. To prevent the formation of calluses on the hands, the same home remedies are used as for treating the feet.
Because the hands are not only exposed to heavy loads, but also to many irritant substances are used daily, sufficient and careful skin care should be taken more seriously on the hands. Natural care products, like Aloe vera, chamomile or Tea tree oil can be in the form of Anoint or as Bath additive find their application. These substances not only effectively prevent the skin from hardening, but also give it enough nutrient, clean them and also care for damaged nail beds.
Furthermore you should use your hands do not wash too often, since soaps can also damage the skin structure and thus tend to promote the development of calluses. With care creams based on natural fats like milk fat or oils, the stressed skin is protected from further irritation and the hands feel soft and cared for.

Further information can also be found on our website: Cracked hands- causes and treatment options

Vinegar as a home remedy for calluses

Vinegar is a well-known home remedy, which is often used to prevent calluses on hands and feet. Using vinegar makes it easier to remove the cornea later. The acid in the vinegar attacks the damaged, dead skin cells that form the cornea and loosens them up. The cornea cracks, becomes brittle, loses stability and can be more easily detached and removed as a result.

In order to increase the effectiveness of the vinegar, you can use a normal cotton ball, soak it in vinegar and leave it to act overnight on the affected skin area that is affected with calluses. The next morning, the loosened and softened skin can simply be removed with a pumice stone.
Vinegar also contains many natural nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and trace elements, which nourish, nourish and firm the skin and thus lead to a healthy and intact new structure. After removing the old, dead cornea, the new, healthy skin cells can form a protective barrier. Furthermore, vinegar has an antibacterial effect and can therefore fight any germs and pathogens that are in the area of ​​the cornea. Vinegar also promotes blood circulation, which in turn supports the regeneration and supply of damaged skin areas.

Softening of the cornea

So that you can remove calluses quickly and easily, it is helpful to soften them sufficiently in advance. To break up the structure of the cornea and make it brittle, it is helpful to take a long, nourishing foot bath. By adding care substances such as aloe vera or apple cider vinegar, the dead and hardened skin cells are loosened and made soft.
The use of chamomile packets also produces good results. You put three to four tablespoons of chamomile oil on a linen cloth and then pour boiling water over it. Then you put the cloth on the skin that is affected by calluses and let it take effect. After about 10 minutes the skin is softened and can be easily removed with a pumice stone or rasp.
Another way to soften the cornea is to use Aspirin®. Simply crush 3 to 4 Aspirin® tablets and mix with a teaspoon of lemon juice and water to form a paste. Then apply on the skin and wrap with a warm towel. After an exposure time of 10-15 minutes, the skin can then be removed.
A warm bath with the addition of baking soda also softens the callus. The baking powder can easily break through the skin barrier and loosen it due to its high pH value.

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