Home Remedies For Corns And Calluses

Dancers generally develop callused feet in order for them to be able to dance better. But, if you are not a dancer, it can become quiet painful, extremely uncomfortable and looks ugly. Corns are normally caused by the too much pressure on the feet or from wearing tight shoes. The skin forms natural layers over these areas, which hardens, in order to protect the feet from being harmed. This is why we have come up with a few home remedies for corns and calluses on your feet.

DIY Home Remedies For Corns And Calluses:

1. Warm Water and Pumice Stone

This particular home remedy is possibly the most common known of all the homes remedies for corns and calluses on your feet. It is highly common as it is very efficient!

How To:
  • Take some warm water and soak your feet in it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Grab your pumice stone and gently scrap off the dead callused skin from your feet.
  • Repeat this every night until the corn disappears from your feet.
  • This method does take long but, it works very efficiently!

2. Baking Soda

This method works faster that the first method and is quite efficient since baking soda is a natural exfoliant agent.

How To:

Method 1

  • Take a basin of warm water and add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda into it.
  • Soak your feet in it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Take your pumice stone and scrub your feet gently.
  • Repeat this every night until the corn disappears.

Method 2

  • Mix one spoon of baking soda, a little water and some lemon juice together, until it becomes a paste.
  • Place this paste on the corn and wrap it with a bandage.
  • Leave it overnight and wash in the morning with lukewarm water.
  • Proceed to scrub it gently with a pumice stone.

3. Garlic Clove

Garlic contains many antibacterial properties that are great for the skin.

How To:
  • Take a glove of garlic and grind it down into a paste.
  • Apply this paste over the affected area of your foot and bandage it.
  • Leave it over night and then wash with warm water.
  • Gently scrub the dead skin off with a pumice stone.

4. Castor Oil

Castor oil is considered to be the Mother of all home remedies for corns and calluses on your feet!

How To:

Method 1

  • Soak your feet in warm water and scrub gently with a pumice stone.
  • Apply castor oil over it, using a cotton ball.
  • The corn should peel away after approximately 10 days.

Method 2

  • Instead of using plain warm water to soak the feet, try using a little bit of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar mixed in the water.
  • Apply castor oil as directed in method 1.

Other Remedies

1. If you prefer store-bought remedies, chose products that contain the ingredient ‘Salicylic acid’ to get the best of the product.

2. Dr. Scholl’s One Step Corn Remover is quite effective and a highly recommended product. You can also try the Dr. Scholl’s Liquid Corn and Callus Remover.


1. Unlike your face and hands, much more pressure is placed upon your feet throughout the day. This is why it is essential that you keep your feet moisturized and rested as much as possible.

2. Always use socks with your shoes. The rubbing of your foot against your shoes can cause friction, making the skin hard and callused. Using socks prevents this from happening.

3. Avoid walking barefoot on rough surfaces, so that your feet remain soft and supple.

4. Like all beauty challenges that we face, our diet plays a major role in healing as well. Avoid fried, processed and sugar-filled foods. Instead, stock up on foods enriched with vitamin A, E and potassium.

5. Treat yourself to a foot spa every few weeks to keep your feet soft and supple.