Calluses on your hands? These are some ways to easily get rid of them

Pumice stone

A pumice stone is most commonly used for calluses on the feet or the elbows, however, you can also use it for your hands. In this case, make sure to use a smaller pumice stone. First, soak the callus in warm water (or treat it after a shower). Then rub the callus area in circular movements with the pumice stone. Don’t do this for too long: it’s best done in multiple stages to make sure you don’t damage the skin around the callus too much.


Since the callus on your hands is sometimes difficult to treat with a pumice stone, you can also use very fine sandpaper. Again, it is important to first soak your hands in water, and don’t rub with sandpaper for too long. It is much better for your skin to do this lightly several times. If you try to sand it off in one go, you’re likely to damage your skin.

Tea tree oil

Some people call tea tree oil a miracle cure: it is antibacterial, anti-fungal and a natural antiseptic. You can also soak your hands in this oil to get rid of a callus. To do this, fill a container with warm water and add a few drops of tea tree oil. Soak your hands in the water for 15 minutes. Don’t do it longer than that because the oil can also damage your skin. After soaking, gently rub away some of the callus.

Baking soda and lemon juice

Finally, you can make your own remedy to loosen a callus more easily. You do this by mixing lemon juice with baking soda. The acidic component (the lemon juice) and the chemical component (the baking soda) can achieve this in combination. First, mix a few tablespoons of lemon juice with warm water and soak your hands in this. After a few minutes, add the baking soda and soak your hands in the water for a while. Then try to gently rub the callus away.

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Source: Healthline | Image: Unsplash