BeautyHow to soften finger calluses with natural treatments

How to soften finger calluses with natural treatments

If you have calluses on your fingers and you want to remove them naturally and easily at home, you can soften them with foot baths and other natural remedies.  We explain how to do it at home.

Today we are going to guide you and recommend how you can soften the calluses on your fingers with a recipe based on home treatments such as foot baths. But before we begin to expand on this topic, we need to inform you a little more about what footbaths are about.

The pediluvium defines itself as the foot bath that is carried out for a certain amount of time on natural water or loaded with some medicines . Another property of these is that they act as a revulsive and that they are also beneficial to combat cerebral congestion, laryngitis, bronchitis…

They should be used with water at a temperature not higher than 35º nor lower than 30º, gradually increasing the heat and adding additives such as: ash, vinegar, mustard, etc.

The immersion has a maximum time of between 8 and 10 minutes and the feet must be kept very warm to avoid a possible adverse reaction.

What are calluses on the hands and feet and how do they occur?

Next, we will tell you how calluses and their derivatives originate on the hands and feet.

But in principle we will start by telling you that corns and/or calluses are a thickening that the skin produces as a protection or wall to limit the action of external agents. Almost always these hardnesses tend to disappear at the moment the friction that caused them ends. But in the “meanwhile” you can use creams and perform care such as paraffin baths, abrasion with brushes

Other suggested items are pumice stone and the use of gloves or patches to protect the area.

Traditional treatments

How to combat calluses on a daily basis? From here we suggest that once a week you submerge the affected part in warm water. This will undoubtedly help to soften the hardness in a large percentage.

After this procedure, a specific tool is used to remove the hardness or the area is rubbed with a pumice or abrasive stone.

Other suggested procedures:

  • Exfoliate with a homemade preparation made from two tablespoons of cream and two teaspoons of sugar, and apply on the calluses with an energetic massage to loosen dead cells.
  • Use a manual lathe with a small disc of fine sandpaper that removes dead cells with rapid circular movements.

Home treatments

Below we will give you a list of natural products that, helped by other elements such as pumice stone, work as palliatives to fight against the definitive disappearance of the war against corns and calluses.

  • Garlic: Crush a clove of garlic and add half a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply to the affected area and cover with gauze. Leave on for two hours and rub with a pumice stone.
  • Aspirin: crush 5 or 6 aspirin and mix them with a tablespoon of water and lemon juice.  Place on the callus and wrap with a hot towel for 10 minutes. Then rub with a pumice stone.
  • Chamomile: soak your feet in an infusion prepared with four tablespoons of chamomile and a liter of water.
  • Bread and vinegar: soak a breadcrumb in apple cider vinegar for two days. Soak the hardened area in warm water and then apply the breadcrumbs holding it with a gauze.  Leave on overnight and repeat three days in a row.
  • Onion: every night before going to bed, rub the area of ​​​​the calluses with a piece of onion. Repeat this operation for several days, until the callus disappears.
  • Tomato: crush the tomato until it forms a pulp, place it on the hardness and wrap with a gauze. Perform this operation every night until the callus disappears.


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