9. Sea Salt
Sea salt works as a natural scrub to help get rid of dead, dry skin. This in turn helps repair callused feet.
- Mix together equal amounts of sea salt and olive oil and set it aside.
- Soften the callused area by soaking your feet in warm water for 10 minutes.
- Gently scrub the paste over the callused areas in circular motions for a few minutes.
- Rinse your feet with warm water and pat dry.
- Rub moisturizing cream, lotion or oil on your feet.
- Follow this remedy once daily until the calluses are healed completely.
Chamomile is another popular remedy for calluses. This herb has a soothing effect on the skin and its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the discomfort.
- Brew one to two cups of chamomile tea. Fill a small foot tub with some water and add the chamomile tea to it. Soak your feet in this soothing water for 10 minutes. Do this daily for a few days in the evening before going to bed. This will help keep your feet moisturized overnight.
- You can also prepare a mixture with one teaspoon of dried chamomile, one teaspoon of lemon juice and one crushed garlic clove. Mix it well and apply it to the affected area. Repeat once or twice daily until the callus is gone.
- Never try to remove calluses by cutting or slicing them as it increases the risk of infection.
- Make sure to wear comfortable footwear. If your footwear is tight or does not fit properly, change it immediately.
- Wear shoes made from natural materials, such as leather.
- Sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on the inside soles of your shoes. This will help keep your feet dry and free from infections.
- Avoid heels whenever possible if you have calluses on your feet.
- Pad your shoes with shoe liners designed to get rid of calluses.
- Along with shoes, you must wear socks that fit properly. Make sure to wear cotton socks only.
See a physician if your calluses do not respond to these home remedies and tips or if your skin is painful or inflamed.