Foot Scrub Recipe For Treating Calluses And Corns

There are many tips that will help someone take good care of their feet.  All of them, however, require a person to take some time out and put some effort into caring for their feet.  You’re worth it, so go ahead and give your tired feet the rest they deserve…

How To Get Rid Of Calluses And Cornsfeet water splash

  • Do not wear sandals or flip-flops – these cause calluses and corns. This is due to the repeated friction of the foot on the shoe.
  • Use a pumice stone or foot file, every day after showering.
  • Use over the counter creams that contain lactic acid.
  • Avoid medicated callus pads because these can burn the foot.
  • Avoid wearing ill fitted footwear.
  • Straight after a bath, rub the foot with a pumice stone.
  • An emery board can be used for soft corns.
  • Soak and moisturize corns and calluses until they are soft.
  • Castor oil can be used for corns on the toes.
  • Soak corns and calluses in water containing Epsom salt.

Why Calluses And Corns Develop

People who wear sandals during the summer months, usually notice that they develop calluses. It is the frequent flapping of sandals against the heels that causes calluses to develop. Corns and calluses are frustrating, thick, hard layers of epidermis that occur due to pressure rubbing against the skin. They are hard, raised, circular bump surrounded by inflamed skin.

In healthy individuals, they only need to visit a doctor if their calluses become inflamed, red or infected. Also, if a callus is painful or uncomfortable it is a sign that medical help is needed. If people have diabetes, they should visit the doctor straight away. Home remedies should not be attempted if a person has diabetes.

Here are some other reasons to consider:

  • Walking without shoes on
  • Wearing shoes with a thin soul or those that are too narrow
  • Wearing high heeled shoes
  • Badly stitched shoes
  • Loose shoes
  • Wearing sandals or shoes without socks
  • High arched feet
  • Abnormal gait
  • Being overweight
  • Flat feet
  • Poor fitting socks

Foot Scrub Recipes For Calluses And Corns

Foot Scrub Recipe For Calluses And Corns # 1

Materials Needed:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Salt
  • Pumice Stone

Directions:

  • Leave feet in hot water with the baking soda and salt mixed in. Leave feet to soak for half an hour.
  • After half an hour, lift one foot out of the water and start to scrub it with the pumice stone. You need to do this very gently as the foot is tender after soaking.
  • Rinse the stone in the tub as required, rinse off often as loose skin will build up on the pumice stone.
  • Repeat this on the other foot.
  • When both feet have been done, rinse them off and pat dry. Apply moisturizer and cover them with cotton socks.

Callus Recipe # 2

Materials Needed

  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • pumice stone
  • dry skin cream
  • cotton socks

Directions:

  • Pour the pineapple juice into the foot bath. Pineapple juice contains acids that help to remove dead skin. Next, add the coconut milk to the foot bath so both the ingredients combine.
  • Relax for 15 minutes and let the mixture do its work.
  • Rinse the feet with warm water and use the pumice stone to scrub the feet.
  • Apply the dry skin cream once the feet are completely dry. Don’t forget to dry in-between the toes.
  • Place the socks on immediately after the dry foot cream has been applied.

Callus Recipe # 3

Materials Needed:

  • White sugar 1/2 cup
  • Sweet Almond 1/2 cup
  • Cayenne Pepper 1 tablespoon
  • Orange essential oil, 5 drops
  • Ginger essential oil, 2 drops

Directions:

  • Combine the almond oil and sugar together and add the essential oils.
  • Make sure that the grainy texture of the sugar remains.
  • Mix the cayenne pepper in last and then use it as a foot scrub.

Sugar scrubs help to restore the natural oil balance of the epidermis and get rid of blemishes.

How To Buy Running Shoes That Won’t Cause Calluses

When a person is taking up running, they must have the right shoes for their shoe size, pronation, body weight and running surface. Finding a shoe that fits into these categories will result in a comfortable, snug fitting shoe that allows a person’s feet to breathe, yet holds them in place to prevent calluses.

When choosing a shoe, if it contradicts the foot shape and stride, then it is usually a bad fit. A shoe that fits too broadly allows the feet to slip back and forwards, creating an environment where blisters will grow. A shoe that is too narrow will place unnecessary pressure on the feet. Always take into consideration, your pronation when buying shoes. If unsure, buy shoes from a specialized store. Shoes must be tailored for arch support.

There are many stores where running shoes can be bought. Stores such as Foot Locker or The Athlete’s Foot are great places to buy running shoes. There are also Internet stores like Road Runner Sports and Runner’s World.

The best running shoes will not be the cheapest. However, it is still possible to buy low cost shoes, but they will usually be a generic fit and not a specific fit to your needs.

How To Properly Use A Pumice Stone

Pumice stones are sold in a number of different shapes and colors. Basic, unadorned pumice stones only cost a few dollars at a local drugstore.

In order to get the most out of your pumice stone, make sure to follow the instructions below:

  • When using a pumice stone always smooth rough skin. The recipe’s above will help to soften the skin.
  • Dip the pumice stone in soapy water in order to get it wet.
  • Store the pumice stone in an area where it can get lot’s of air to dry out. The shower rack is a good place to store it.
  • It takes time to remove corns and calluses, it cannot be done immediately.
  • Use the pumice stone gently
  • Take the stone in the hand you feel most comfortable with. Rub it gently backwards and forwards across the rough patches on the skin. Do this for around 30 seconds. Feel with your hand, how soft the skin is. Repeat the process on the other foot.
  • Each time you have used your pumice stone, wash the dead cells off. Do this with soapy water and rinse well with clean water.
  • Every so often, get a stiff brush, soapy water and rinse well.
  • Store the pumice stone in an area where it can get lot’s of air to dry out. The shower rack is a good place to store it.

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