Corns and calluses known as hyperkeratosis are Keratin or thickened skin is quite common in this fast paced world. Often occurring on feet and hands due to constant pressure, rubbing and or friction. Calluses or tylome are generally painless, flat thickened patches of skin.
Calluses are common and found in some sports and even in playing the guitar. Some examples of this rubbing is calluses from weightlifting or Ju Jitsu or some even complain of calloused knees from praying. Martial Artists thrive on calluses on the knuckles and feet as it protects them and even makes them stronger against blows.
Corns or helomas can be a variety of shapes including flattened hardened thickened skin, dry hardened skin with a painful bump, patched of dry, flaky skin, or milky white hardened thickened skin. Commonly occurring on weight bearing parts of the body predominantly the bottom of the feet especially the ball and soul of the foot, in-between the toes, or on the outside of the pinkie toes.
When corns appear in-between the toes they are referred to as soft corns or heloma molles. Corns are caused from ill fitting footwear and or constant pressure causing excessive irritation. There are many over the counter helps or cures for corns and calluses but if you like me prefer a natural remedy here is a home made natural corn and callus removal.
Calluses Treatment Home Remedies
1 clove of Garlic
1 splash of Lemon juice
1 teaspoon of white vinegar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of bi carb soda
1 pumice stone
Moisturiser or caster oil
Cut garlic clove up into a fine paste, add in all the other ingredients and mix into a paste. Cover with cheesecloth and set aside for later use. Soak feet for 5 – 10 minutes in a warm water. Pat feet dry and lightly pumice. Be careful to only remove the dead skin. Add the paste to the band-aid and apply directly over the problem area. Leaving it on over night, it might also be a good idea to wear socks to bed to prevent any garlic spills. Remove in the morning and soak, dry pumice and moisturize. Repeat before bed until problem skin is gone.
It is important to not over pumice the area. By doing this you can create a legion into the healthy skin which can lead to infection. Only ever remove the dead outer layer. Your body will push the remaining dead skin towards the surface This is not recommended for people who suffer with circulation disorders or diabetes. Consult a podiatrist. When it is possible attempt to give your feet a little treat. © Ange Marxsen