Naturally Treat Summer Corns and Calluses

About 10% of American women (and 5% of the general population) have unsightly, often painful corns and calluses. 

Extreme weather—hot summers and cold winters—exacerbate the problem, as skin tends to become drier during these seasons. 

“Corns and calluses are caused by friction and pressure on the feet, either from wearing shoes that don’t fit properly or from conditions such as arthritis, trauma, bunions or various deformities,” explains New York dermatologist Joshua Fox, MD.

 Be proactive, and you can look forward to wearing sandals and exposing your bare feet. Start by exfoliating dead skin: Soak your feet in water laced with organic essential oils, and treat rough spots with a pumice stone or foot file. Next, apply your favorite organic moisturizer to soften skin.

“If you are in good health, you don’t have to see a professional for corns and calluses, unless they hurt or bother your walking” Dr. Fox says. “But if you don’t like the way your feet look, are having pain or have certain medical conditions—including diabetes, poor circulation or numbness in the feet—it’s important that you see a doctor or podiatrist who can evaluate the problem and help you remove the corns and calluses.”

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  • Manchester Podiatrist  August 18, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Great post! A podiatrist can remove corns and callus with a scalpel, this is usually a painless experience. It is also possible for certain products to be used to break down the excess hard skin. In many cases corns and callus can be prevented. Using a good emollient on the foot will help keep your skin supple. Wearing cushioned footwear can also help.

    A podiatrist can make devices which can reduce the pressure over problem areas, or correct the way that feet work by controlling their movement in the shoe. This can prevent the formation of callus and corns.

    Don’t leave your callus and corns unchecked.

  • Electric Callus Remover  November 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    This was a pertinent post. an interesting and well-written article! Corns are nothing but a hardened area on the skin in or feet. Corns and calluses are a result of tight footwear which doesn’t allow free movement of the feet and no air. These are generally cut under medical supervision. It’s important to seek your doctor’s advice on how to care for corns and calluses, especially if you have diabetes or another condition that increases your chance of complications.

  • beautytipshub  December 23, 2010 at 4:25 am

    really like this post..Want to hear more from you in future @beautytipshub Thanks for this one:)

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