7+ ways you can heal calluses at home

Wearing sandals and flip-flops during the summer means calluses for your feet. Ill-fitting shoes rub the same area over and over and eventually create a callus.
Once the callus has formed, additional layers may be added, making them painful. Removing the callus is the only way to make your foot look and feel good. Here are 7+ ways to heal your calluses.
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1. Warm water. The first line of defense, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), is to soak your feet in warm water to soften the callus. Let them soak for five to 10 minutes before trying to remove it. You can use an emery board or sandpaper that's designed for calluses after the soak.
2. Apple cider vinegar. If the warm water doesn't do enough to soften the skin, Healthline says you can add apple cider vinegar to the solution. Make it 4 parts water to 1 part vinegar. The vinegar acts as an additional softening agent.
3. Baking soda. A baking soda paste can be used to massage the callus. Howstuffworks says to add just enough water to the baking soda to create a paste.
4. Castor oil. Healthline combines softening and moisturizing in one step by adding castor oil to the water. Add 5 tablespoons of castor oil to your warm water.
5. Pumice stone. The AAD recommends using a pumice stone to remove the callus. Use it after you have soaked your callus to soften it first. The AAD also recommends getting the stone wet in the warm water before using. Rub with a circular motion.
6. Lemon juice. By combining lemon juice and aspirin, howstuffworks states that you get the benefit of acid going to work to soften the callus. Crush 5 to 6 aspirin and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the paste to your callus and wrap it in a plastic bag. Wait 10 minutes before using a pumice stone.
7. Moisturize. To both prevent and treat a callus, the AAD says to moisturize the area. Use a moisturizer that contains salicylic acid, ammonium lactate or urea for the best results.
8. Cushion. According to best health, once you've removed the callus, you need to use cushioning on the area that forms the callus to keep it from returning. Wear cushioned socks and shoes with proper cushion and a good fit.
9. Vinegar. If you don't feel like soaking your feet, howstuffworks says you can soak a cotton ball in vinegar and tape it to the callus. Leave it overnight to let it do it's magic.
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Say goodbye to your calluses. These remedies may help you get rid of them quickly and keep them gone.
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