Corns usually appear on your feet as a small circles of thick skin which has been developed by excessive pressure and friction. The most common place for a corn to be developed are the feet, the tops and the sides of the toes to be more exact. But these are not the only places where a corn can be developed. Corns can develop on other parts of your body as well.
Walking and running in shoes that don’t fit your feet is one of the most common causes of corns on feet. Corns can also develop on your feet from only standing for longer periods of time and wearing ill fitting shoes. There are some people who are more likely to get corns than others. Some of them are people with hammertoes and bunions, scars or warts on their feet, damaged sweat glands etc.
Corns can usually be healed by eliminating the source of pressure or friction. But, if you don’t find this helpful there are a lot of medicines as well which can help you treat them, you can find this medicines in the form of lotions, creams and corn caps. And last but not least there are some natural remedies which can help you eliminate the corns on your feet once and for all, and in the following few articles we are going to present some of them to you!
1. Pumice Stone:
- The first thing that you are going to need to do before going to bed is to soak your feet in hot water for about 10 to 15 minutes in order to soften the hard skin.
- Pumice stone back should be carefully rubbed back and forth for a time period of 3 to 5 minutes and after you’ve finished you should pat your feet dry.
- Take some castor oil and dip a cotton ball in it. Secure the cotton ball on the feet with a tape and leave it to stay over the night.
- Once you get up the following morning remove the tape and apply some castor oil few times along the day.
- For optimal results you should repeat this process for a few days up to a week until you remove the corn from your feet completely!
2. White Vinegar
- Mix a part of white vinegar with three parts of water before going t sleep.
- The diluted vinegar should be dabbed on the corn.
- Leave the area covered with an adhesive bandage to stay throughout the night.
- The following morning, once you get up, you should exfoliate the thickened skin using a pumice stone or, if you don’t have one you can also use emery board.
- Moisturize the area using olive oil or coconut oil.
- For optimal results you should use this remedy once on a daily basis until you fully get rid of the corn.
3. Baking Soda
- All you need to do for this recipe is to add 2 to 3 tbsp. of baking soda into a basin of lukewarm water. Put your feet into this mixture and keep them in it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Rub the area affected by the corn with pumice stone in order to eliminate the dead skin.
- You can also try mixing a tsp. of baking soda and a bit of lemon juice into the water in order to make a paste like mixture. Next, you should carefully apply this mixture on the area with the corn. Put a bandage over it and let it stay over the night. The following morning, once you got up, wash the are and rinse of the paste with warm water and exfoliate the corn using pumice stone.
- The first thing that you are going to need to do is put some freshly squeezed lemon juice onto the area with the corn. Next, you should leave that to dry off by itself. Repeat this process at least 3 times on a daily basis.
- You can also try and soak 2 pieces of cloves in a tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice for about 15 minutes. Take out the cloves and rub some lemon juice on the corn. Like before, allow it to dry off by itself and apply the juice one more time. Repeat this process for a few times along the day in order to experience the optimal results.
- Another option that you could try is to mix a tsp. of Brewer’s yeast and a small amount of freshly squeezed lemon juice so that you get a thick looking paste. Apply the paste all over the corn, put a bandage over it and leave it to stay along the night.
- Rub half of a garlic clove on the corn. Let the skin dry, cover it with a bandage and leave it on overnight. The next morning, remove the bandage and wash your feet with warm water. Do this every night until the corn disappears.
- Alternatively, cut two to three garlic cloves into small pieces, add a pinch of salt and then make a paste of it. Apply the paste on your corn, secure it with an adhesive bandage and leave it on for three days. On the third day when you remove the bandage, the corn will also come off. If needed, repeat the process.
- Another option is to make a paste of two garlic cloves, add a little vinegar to the paste and then apply it directly on the corn. Put a cotton ball over it and secure it with tape. Leave it on for two to three hours and then remove the tape and clean the area. Repeat the process daily for several weeks.