An average person walks a total of 5,900 steps every day. Walking is so far one of the easiest and best ways to exercise. However, if you have corns on your feet, walking can become uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Plus, they make your feet look a little unpleasant.
Corns develop because of the pressure from walking daily.Perhaps you walk improperly or you wear the wrong kind of shoes.This may come as a surprise though, but corns are a way for the body to defend sensitive skin.
There are two types of corn: hard corn, which is thickened and has a central core and soft corn, which are generally softer, thinner, and will appear on your fourth and fifth toes.
Although they are a defense mechanism by the body, no one wants corns, whether they are hard or soft. There are products you can use, but if you want them removed the natural way, here are some effective procedures:
Crush three pods of garlic peel, roast the cloves, and crush them until they become powdery. Mix the peel and powder cloves and then put it on the corns. Use cotton balls and gauze to secure them into place.
Scrape the white sides of the banana peel until you get about a tablespoon of it.Add two drops of tea tree essential oil and apply the mixture on the areas needed to be treated. You can use a bandage to secure this DIY treatment.
You will need six crushed aspirin tablets mixed with a tablespoon of lemon juice in order to make a lemon solution that can remove your existing hard and soft corns. Then, apply the mixture on the affected areas. You can use a plastic bag to wrap around the corns, so the treatment stays in place.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
Create a potato paste by grating uncooked potatoes and mixing them with aloe vera gel. You have to apply them on the affected areas three times a day for best results.
These procedures can be effective to some, but others may not find the results satisfying. If you still have trouble with corns that kept on coming back, it is best that you seek the help of a podiatrist. Remember to wear proper fitted shoes and moisturize your feet daily, so you corns would not be a bother to you anymore.
Soaking: 4 Alternatives to Soak Your Callused Feet
1. Soak your feet in chamomile tea to soften hardened skin for about 30 minutes. Don’t worry if your skin gets stained because you can remove any tea stains easily later with soap and water.
2. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to warm water and soak the affected area. This will help dissolve the dead skin and begin the healing process. Soak for approximately 30 minutes.
3. Soak a bread slice in apple cider vinegar for about 10 hours o form a paste. Before going to bed put the paste on the callus and secure with a bandage. wrap it in a plastic sack and leave it on overnight. Remove in the morning.
4. 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.