Your favorite shoes can take your outfit to the mountaintop of style, but if they are too tight, you could pay the price for fashion. Shoes that do not fit well stress your feet and cause a callus or an accumulation of thick, hard skin. Corns are usually painless, but if the accumulation of the skin becomes very thick, those hard mounds can become painful. If you want to treat your callus naturally, try soaking it in lemon juice. Juice acid softens calluses, allowing you to polish gently with a pumice stone.
– a large bowl or tub
– mild soap
– adhesive strips
– lemon juice
– cotton balls
– tea tree oil
Fill a large bowl or tub with warm water. Add drops of mild soap running water.
Soak your feet in soapy water for 10-15 minutes.
Soak the gauze pad of an adhesive bandage with a small amount of lemon juice. If you do not have fresh lemon juice, bottled juice works just fine.
Cover the callus with a bandage soaked in lemon juice. Press firmly.
Raise the dressing few hours after. Soak a cotton ball with tea tree oil, then apply oil to corn. Press the dressing. Repeat this application of tea tree oil two or three times per day.
Replace the dressing with a new one every day. Apply a few drops of lemon juice to each bandage before putting it on. Keep doing this until callus has softened.
Gently rub the callus with a pumice stone, once callus has softened. Use small circular motions to polish the rough skin. If the corn is not completely out, you may have to smooth it over again. Apply another bandage soaked in lemon juice and remove the corn again the next day.