See Why She Wraps Her Foot With Vinegar-Soaked Bread

See Why She Wraps Her Foot With Vinegar-Soaked Bread

3. Castor Oil

Most oils are at least partially good for skin, and the dry skin of a callus is no different. Castor oil has been around for ages and has been used to treat just about everything, but calluses respond particularly well to the oil. A light layer over the surface of the callus covered by a bandage can do wonders, but it may take several weeks to completely remove larger calluses since this is a milder remedy.

4. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is a great way to help remove calluses. The salt should be mixed with warm water, and the callus should be soaked for at least 10 minutes. The salt and the water will help loosen the dried skin that makes the callus, which in turn makes it much easier to scrape away. Once the callus has soaked sufficiently, you should scour the surface with a pumice stone or a wash cloth. This method may take several days to completely remove a callus, but it is also one of the least intrusive methods.

5. Onion

Onions are a natural remedy for many ailments, and calluses respond quite well to the naturally abrasive nature of the substances found in onions. Soaking an onion slice in vinegar for a few hours will unlock a greater potential for the onion. Once the onion is adequately prepped, it should be pressed into the callus and covered with a bandage. The combination of the vinegar and the onion should make the callus removable by morning.

6. Aspirin

Many people might not realize that aspirin is actually a natural substance. It was first obtained from meadowsweet and willow bark, and it has amazing natural healing properties. Aspirin is transformed into salicylic acid by the body, which is vital to human health. In order to treat a callus with aspirin, it doesn’t have to be taken orally. You can crush an aspirin tablet into powder and create a paste with it using water and a touch of lemon juice. The lemon juice helps activate the salicylic acid in the aspirin, which in turn loosens the dry skin of the callus.

Even though calluses are an ugly part of life, they don’t have to be ignored and covered. Any of these simple remedies can be used to alleviate the symptoms of a callus, and once the callus is gone, proper skin care will stop it from returning.

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