For women having pretty feet is important, and nothing besides corns on toes is uglier than having calluses on the feet. Many women and men worldwide suffer from having calluses on their feet and wonder how to get rid of calluses? Men sometimes can deal with having calluses on their feet, in fact to some men it's considered manly to have calluses because it's a sign of a hard working man who works lots of hours. But then on the other hand for women, having calluses, corns, or bunions is one of the last things one want on their feet because it can be very unsightly!
First to find out why you are getting calluses, one must know what calluses are?
Plain and simple calluses on the feet, or hands is nothing more than tender skin that continually rubs against something. When this happens, the tender skin then forms what you know as a callus. Your skin does this to protect itself because it feels this area is in danger of being hurt. So the area you see after that is the area that was always being rubbed against to form protection in the form of a callus.
The most common place for calluses is on the hands and feet and there are several good products one could use for callous removal. I must be honest though and tell you that Calluses are not something that can be accomplished overnight. So if you're looking to get rid of calluses on your feet so that your feet can look prettier, you must be patient and realize that it won't happen overnight. Although it can happen very quickly if you be smart and pay attention to your feet and apply the right methods for getting rid of corns and calluses for healthier and better looking feet.
How to get rid of calluses – Home remedies for callous removal:
1- First things are first, STOP wearing too-tight or poorly fitting shoes that squeeze your feet and toes! So remember to wear roomy shoes that don’t put pressure on your toes and to keep your feet pampered. Calluses can also be easily treated at home by simply scrubbing away built-up layers of dead skin after soaking your feet to soften the calluses. Doing this has been found to be very effective and fairly easy while the feet are soft and if not too painful, you can also try the same technique with corns. But whatever you do, DO NOT try to cut off the dead skin of your feet because in doing so you can really hurt yourself if you don’t know what you're doing!
2- One way that you can get rid of those calluses is to use what is known as a pumice stone, or super fine grit sand paper (500 or 600 grit, which you can find most of the time in automotive stores or home repair stores) to begin the exfoliating process, some people also use specially designed files for that process. You can also even add Epsom salt which I suggest you do, or fragrant essential oils. Get off as much of the calluses as you can, rinse well, and massage in essential oil or body butter, then put on socks or gloves (to hold in the moisture.) It's best to do this at nighttime, and when you awake you will find your skin softer and smoother!
3- You can also wear special slippers, that you put on when taking a shower that will help clean and get rid of calluses while you shower!
4- Try soaking your foot in warm water mixed with Epsom salt for about 20 minutes, then afterward scrubbing the area with a brush and applying a softening cream.
5- You can use a custom-made orthotics (insoles) that will not only relieve the pressure on the painful callus but also redistribute the abnormal forces causing the callus.
These are but a few ways which show you how to get rid of calluses. Although if you apply them, you will be on your way to healthier and prettier looking feet! but remember the best way to get rid of calluses is to prevent them from happening by taking care of your feet and by being smart and using the right foot care treatment!