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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