Calluses are patches of rough, thick skin. They can occur on many areas of your body, but one of the most likely areas you can expect calluses is on your feet. If you are suffering from calluses, here are some tips for treating the calluses on your feet.
The first, best step for callus treatment is to make sure your shoes are fitting properly, because the most common causes for calluses are ill-fitting shoes. Calluses can occur on your toes, heels, and arches when your shoes rub against the skin on your feet and produce friction.
What should you do if you already have calluses? First, you will want to soak your feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Don’t soak your feet in water that is too hot, you want to be able to comfortably soak them. After your feet have been soaking for a while, the skin will be softer, and the calluses will be easier to remove. Use a pumice stone to gently remove layers of thickened skin. While one soaking may be enough, you may find it takes several soakings to remove the calluses from your feet.If your calluses are very rough and thick, you may want to add some additional treatments to your soak. Many people add apple cider vinegar to the water, which will help you remove thick, callused skin. You can also try vapor rub on your feet at night, after you have soaked your feet. Massage the vapor rub into your feet, and then put socks on. Don’t try cutting or grating your calluses, the gentle method works best, and the results will last longer