How do I remove calluses from my feet and heels?
Q:I have very thick calluses on my feet and heels. I want to remove them and have softer skin there. I was thinking about using that salt treatment to remove them. Does that work, or is there a better way to do it?
More Answers to “How do I remove calluses from my feet and heels?“Registered Nurse here; First it will take some time, like 3 to 4 months of daily care for the calluses to resolve. Soaking your feet for 30 minutes per day in warm water, followed with scrubbing with a sea sponge, there in expensive and can be purchased at bed and bath, wal-mart, target, etc. Don’t scrub hard enough to break the skin, but enough to began to break away the dead tissue, that’s basically what calluses are. After soaking, scrubbing, then apply deep moisturizer, such as pure Vaseline, or other rich lotion. Then cover your feet with thick socks to sleep in. In morning, apply lotion and rub each foot for about 5 minutes. Sorry there are no fast fixes for calluses, it takes time, dedication, and tender loving care to your feet. Thanks for the opportunity to address your question.
Yeah, you can use a giant file thing. I know it sounds weird but they have special ones for your feet. I don’t remember what they’re called though. And put some good lotion on it after. =)
The thing you mentioned works. You can also buy foot care products in stores since it comes in complete package – foot soak, foot scrub, foot lotion, foot powder,etc. They are not that expensive and it makes your feet smell really good. l’ve tried foot spa before and it was so relaxing. They remove the calluses,too.
-Soak the corn or callus in warm, soapy water for 10 minutes each day, then use a pumice stone to gently rub away the hard skin. -Use moisturizer regularly to keep skin soft.
You don’t scrub with a sea sponge, you scrub with a pumice stone. After soaking your feet, with or without Epsom salt, you gently scrub away the rough skin. You can use Vaseline or Vitamin E oil. Rub in. Wear socks over night. Repeat everyday. It will take some time. You have to be persistent.
A good method is to soak your feet in nice, warm water. That’ll already feel soothing, but after soaking your feet for at the very least 10 minutes, you should use a file to soften down the rough spots. You can find special files for feet at a drug store. To lock in the moisture in your feet, rub in a good lotion.I’m not entirely sure how long this holds out–it might be a week or more–but, if your calluses come back, just repeat the process. It’ll not only make your feet softer, but the water and the lotion will be a soothing way to wind down.
Sea salt treatment is good, but it won’t take them away all at once. The ingredients in Podiatrist’s Secret Total Foot Recovery Cream are very good – alpha hydroxy acids and urethin. This type of cream is best to use in the evening when you do not need to wear shoes–you can apply it, then wear white socks to walk around in. After the calluses subside, then perhaps you can move on to a mild salicylic acid cream alone–I like Bliss Spa’s “Foot Patrol” once or twice a week to help keep them away.Hope this helps!
go to a foot spa regularly.