K Benjamin
by on August 14, 2022

What are calluses?

Based on the doctor. Warmuth, a callus is a region of skin that is hard or thickened that is exposed to constant friction. The feet and the heels are the two most commonly used locations, and are also present on hands.

Our skin's defense mechanism in response to extreme stress is to thicken (or to strengthen). Calluses, on the other hand could become more painful when not treated and/or prevented appropriately. Calluses on the feet can result from a variety of problems, including a damaged footwear (work boots or high heels, shoes which are too small and so on. ) and repetitive exercise (any kind of exercise including dancing, jumping, running and so on.) or simply dirty.

How to treat a callus at home

Warmuth and Hartman offer a few simple at-home remedies that are able to stop future calluses from forming and reverse the effects of the existing ones. We've listed their recommended treatment along with some of our favorite products:

1. The callus should be soaked in warm water.

Prior to you go to bed, Warmuth and Hartman suggest soak your calluses (or taking a relaxing full body bathtub) to ensure that the heels' skin becomes soft (about five to ten minutes). Dermstore recommends following this up by applying a softening treatment such as The Original Deep Exfoliation of the Skin on feet with Baby Foot. It addresses one of the primary causes for the growth of calluses. The treatment offers specially designed "socks," to defeat dry skin and dehydration. They are designed to easily slip on the feet of your foot, "soaking" the calluses as you sleep. These socks help to peel off dead, hardened skin using glycolic, malic, and the lactic acids.

2. File to get rid of certain layers of hardness

Warmuth and Hartman suggest using a pumice stone smooth out your calluses and remove the tougher layers of skin that are thicker and more dense. They caution against over-filing, however. which could cause bleeding and infected. Take care when handling the stone and make certain to stop when you begin to feel discomfort or discomfort.

3. Apply lotion or moisturizing cream each day

In order to soften the appearance of calluses and avoid future ones, our specialists suggest applying a moisturizing cream or lotion applied to the areas affected every day. Dermstore suggests Glytone Ultra Softening Heel and Elbow Cream. This powerful cream works to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin of the elbows and feet. Glycolic acid, when combined along with Vitamin E softly exfoliates, and revitalizes the damaged skin on your feet.

4. You can also add padding to your shoes

If you opt for heavier socks or shoe insoles some padding could make a difference in stopping calluses from your heels. The cushioning helps cushion your feet and reduces the amount of friction your feet experience in your daily walks.

5. Cleanse the bottoms of your feet

Exfoliation is essential because it eliminates dead skin cells, allowing your skin to absorb better lotions, moisturizers, as well as other products. Dermstore recommends Dermelect Runway The Ready Luxury Treatment for your feet. The exfoliating treatment also functions as a moisturizing moisturizer for your feet. It makes use of a blend of alphahydroxy acids to remove dead skin cells that could form the formation of a callus.

6. Find products that contain salicylic acid.

Warmuth and Hartman inform us they believe that salicylic acid is a very effective treatment for calluses. Search for moisturizers, cleaners or treatments that contain this exfoliant that is gentle. We suggest patchology's PoshPeel-PediCure. Another sock with a fancy exfoliating design that makes use of the ability of salicylic acid to soothe and diminish irritation calluses, while also hydrating your feet to give them softer and clearer skin.

*Patients who suffer from underlying illnesses which could have an influence on the skin like diabetes, need to consult with a physician before trying to do any of the above-mentioned procedures.



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