How To Treat Corns On Your Feet

Written by Dayle PereiraSep 19, 2018
How to treat corns on your feet
Whether it was the latest trend that coerced us or a flat 50% Sale, we’ve all bought shoes that barely fit us. They pinched, cut and bruised us but hey, they looked good right? From the outside maybe, but once we took ‘em off no one saw the dreadful corns they left all over our feet! If you’ve been there, done that follow these 5 corn removal methods to get rid of them right away.

Get washing

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The right beauty product to soften and scrub away stubborn foot corns is the Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash. Its unique exfoliating beads drive dead skin cells away without being too harsh on the body. It also consists of Nutrium Moisture technology that goes deep into the skin and delivers natural nutrients to it. Together, they soften and nourish your feet while getting rid of your corn.


Lemon never fails

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Whether it’s in the kitchen or in a face mask, there’s no ingredient quite like lemon. For corns on the feet too, it can do miracles—who would’ve thought! To use lemons to remove corns, cut an inch thick slice of lemon and place it directly over your foot corn. Secure it in place with a cotton bandage, place your foot in a sock and leave it overnight. Continue this practise for a week to ensure that the acidic nature of lemon and its clarifying properties loosen away the corn.

Shield yourself

Foot corns arrive on areas of the body which receive plenty of friction. Many of us wear tight, ill-fitted shoes which is why we have corns in the first place. To get rid of them, wear shoes that don’t pinch or exert pressure on your foot in any way. On areas of the feet that receive excess friction like the heel or toes, apply gel pads or Band-Aids to create a barrier between the shoe and stop corns from forming.


Jelly up

Jelly up

Vaseline’s Original Pure Skin Jelly is a trusted member of every household so it’s no surprise it can be used to remove foot corns too. The triple purified formula seals moisturise within the applied area so that it gets soft and hydrated. To treat foot corns with petroleum jelly, apply a thick layer of it directly over the corn and leave it untouched overnight. Within a few weeks, the corn will be soft enough to come off by itself.

Go natural

Here’s a home remedy that you can use for corn removal which is completely natural. Fill a basin with hot water and mix a few drops of liquid soap and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to it. Soak your feet in the mixture for 20 – 30 minutes. Once you are done, dry your feet completely and generously apply castor oil to the affected area on your feet. Then wrap your foot in a sock and leave it overnight. Continue this treatment for 10 days for best results. The acidity of apple cider vinegar and deeply nourishing properties of castor oil soften the skin and loosen the foot corn so that it eventually comes off.

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