How to Use Baking Soda to Remove Foot Calluses
The pictures of smooth pampered skin that surround us on TV, in magazines, and throughout movies just aren’t realistic. Reality is that the majority of people use their bodies (you know, walk around, garden etc.) and eventually our daily routines start to wear on our skin.
A great advantage of using baking soda to treat calluses is that it is alkaline in nature, with a pH of 9. This makes it easier to disrupt the callus’s tough external barrier and treat it effectively.
1st Method: Baking Soda Paste
You will need:
- Baking soda – 1 tbsp
- Water – 2 to 3 tbsp
Mix the baking soda and water to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on the callus and wait for it to dry.
After about 15 minutes, add a few drops of water to the paste and massage the callus gently with it. Rinse off with lukewarm water after another 5 minutes.
Do this at least once a day or to get rid of the callus quickly.
2nd Method: Baking Soda and Warm Water Soak:
A warm water soak with baking soda can be considered as one of the best home remedies for calluses on feet.
Baking soda is an exfoliating agent, which can easily remove the dead skin cells from the calluses. This would make the callus peel away automatically after a week or so.
You will need:
- Baking soda – 3 tbsp
- Warm water – half a bucket
Mix the baking soda in the warm water and soak your feet in the solution for about 20 minutes.
Dry the area with a soft towel. Follow this remedy twice every day to get rid of callus on feet quickly and effectively.