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IN Health & Fitness ON 01 Jan, 2016
Calluses is a thickened and hardened part of the skin or soft tissue, especially in an area that has been subjected to friction.
This part is rough and dry. They are mostly found on feet as they are formed by regular contact.
Isn't it totally annoying?
I mean, all you want is soft feet and they betray you.
But, let's not worry, because we will give you ways as to how you can remove them naturally.
That irritating thing disturbing you and causing pain sometimes too, is callus. That body part is rough and dry, and needs constant attention.
People usually consider both of them to be the same, but they are not. Acorn is a specially shaped callus of dead skin, usually found between fingers and toes.
People believe slicing them off is a better option. This is something you should never do, because the risk of infection is very high. Also, this method is painful.
You can soak your callused body part in chamomile tea, a mixture of baking soda to warm water, sliced bread in apple cider vinegar (to be in a paste form) or warm water with Epsom salts.
You can use a foot file or pumice stone to your aid. Yes, agreed, this method is tedious and pain, so a better method to this is walking barefoot on a wet, sandy beach.
You can keep the area dry completely, making sure no wet thing is in contact with it. To make sure, you can sprinkle cornstarch there.
Mix lemon juice, dried chamomile and a clove of crushed garlic. Apply this twice daily. Mix lemon juice, a slice of onion and some salt. In lemon juice, mix water and some aspirin pills to form a paste. Apply the paste to the area and cover with a plastic sheet.