With these remedies you can reduce or even get rid of calluses
It’s not that calluses on your hands hurt or harm you, but most of us don’t like them. Do you want to get rid of calluses on your hands? Then the following remedies can help.
You don’t have to reach for the big guns right away. Soaking your hands in warm water for twenty minutes can sometimes be enough. After soaking, dry your hands and see if you can gently rub off the callus. The warm water will make your skin soft and this is sometimes enough. This may sound very simple, but it is the best remedy to try first, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Apple cider vinegar
The acid content in apple cider vinegar can soften the hard skin of a callus. Make a solution of four parts warm water and one-part apple cider vinegar, and soak your hands in this for 20 minutes. Then dry your hands and try to rub the callus away, or pull it off. However, only pull the callous if it is loose. Don’t tinker with it if it doesn’t come away freely, otherwise a skin infection can develop.
Castor oil can help you get rid of your callus. It can be bought at a pharmacy. The oil contains properties that can soften the callus on your hands, so you can rub the callus away. This works best if you soak your hands in a solution of warm water and 5 tablespoons of castor oil. The castor oil also soothes the skin around the callus.
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