One of the most frustrating things that can happen to a woman is dry callused feet. However, what does this exactly mean? The skin of feet becoming harder and thick is identified as callused skin. Callused feet affect women the most. The dry calluses, also known as corns, emerge due only to a continuous friction of foot’s skin with unfit shoes or footwear. Fashionable women wearing the tight high-heel sandals or shoes are easily victimized of dry calluses or corns. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to give some practical solutions and some reviews about the best products that will eliminate those pesky corns.
There are some things you can do yourself to cure the calluses. You do not immediately have to buy expensive products. Try the following things first, if your calluses are not very serious.
1. Baking Soda
Mix the soda with warm water. Soak your feet in it for at least 45 minutes, and longer for better results. After your feet are dried, apply some calamine lotion to prevent moisturizing the feet.
This is almost the same procedure as the first method with baking soda, only this time you mix the warm water with white vinegar. You can do this daily. However, you will have to let your feet soak longer than with baking soda: Approximately 55 minutes.
3. Lukewarm olive oil
The last option is the least effective; however the advantage of applying lukewarm olive oil to your feet is that you can do it anytime. Just apply lukewarm olive oil to your feet and put on your socks, go to work or school and you will get rid of the calluses in a day or two.
Prevention is better than the cure, and this especially goes for corns. Even though earlier described techniques are quite effective for moderate forms of calluses, it will still take a few days for them to disappear completely. Against severe conditions of calluses, it may not work at all. Therefore try to avoid corns on your feet by:
- Wear only shoes that fit your feet well.
- Place soft pads inside the shoes.
- Clean your feet often.
If the corns are very severe, the earlier described homemade solutions may not be effective. Therefore, I have reviewed the most effective products against calluses. You can read about these products in the rest of this article.
Imperial Feet Corns & Calluses Solution
This lotion worked best for me personally. The corns on my feet were gone in less than eight hours. Moreover the lotion is not thick and feels good on the skin. I highly recommend this one, especially if you have many calluses on your feet. However, it has to be said that this brand of feet corn lotion is a bit expensive.
Curad Mediplast Corn, Callus & Wart Remover Pads
These are plasters that remove any unwanted skin: Corns, callouses and warts! What is even better about this product is that you will feel no pain anymore.
Tammy Taylor Callous Grinder
The Tammy Taylor Callus Grinder is very endurable. You must use it wet in the shower or bath to smooth away rough, dry skin. I highly recommend this to use in combination with Imperial Feet Corns Solution.
Corns are very annoying, especially if you have to walk a lot. However, there are enough things you can do about it. Be sure to try a homemade solution first, like white vinegar mixed with warm water. Then if this does not work for you, try out a product described in the review section of this article. Nonetheless, the best solution remains preventing corns at all, by following the tips given in the prevention part of the article.