corns

Get Rid of Corns Naturally

Calluses that develop on pressure points are known as corns. They most often develop on feet, especially when bad shoes and poor foot care are a habit. Calluses and corns are patches of dead, hardened skin that build up over time. The difference is a callus can appear anywhere, while a corn is a callus on a pressure point. Corns are often smaller as well with a firm, waxy core that can lead to severe pain.

 

How do I know if I have corns?

  • Rough areas of skin
  • Hardened areas of skin
  • Raised, thick bumps on the skin
  • Tender skin beneath the bumps
  • Dry skin
  • Waxy Skin

 

How do I prevent corns?

  • Wear shoes that fit properly.
  • Always wear socks with your shoes.
  • Wear gloves to help protect your hands.
  • Be sure to stretch before an athletic event.
  • Treat conditions such as bursitis so that corns don’t develop.
  • Keep your toenails properly trimmed.

How can I treat corns?

  • Soak your feet in warm water, then gently exfoliate with a pumice stone.
  • Soak in a mix of baking soda and warm water to help remove hardened, dead skin that causes corns.
  • Massage the foot with a baking soda past to help wear down calluses.
  • Put cornstarch between your toes to help keep feet dry.
  • Rub vinegar over the corns and let sit overnight, then gently exfoliate the next morning.
  • Bandage the corn with a fresh piece of pineapple skin every night for a week. Gently exfoliate every morning. The pineapple peel has enzymes that will soften corns and make them easier to exfoliate away.
  • If you feel a corn forming, soak it in a warm epsom salt bag, then cover the foot or hand with a plastic bag for an hour, then exfoliate the corn away gently.
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