Why Get Rid of Calluses?
Ill fitting shoes and boots are the
number one cause for calluses on the
foot. High heels and pointy toes may
create a certain “look” but they play
havoc with your toes and soles. Mr.
Birkenstock never won points for
style but you can bet he had some
Calluses are nature’s way of protecting your skin
from frequent and repetitive rubbing. The best way
to avoid calluses is to wear sensible shoes and gloves
and avoid actions that entail senseless trauma to
your skin. We recommend guitarists, gymnasts and
professional bowlers to continue their avocations. If
you already have a callus the best way to get rid of it
is to soak the callus for about ten minutes then gently
exfoliate the soft, dead skin. Repeat daily until the
callus is gone. Good luck with your campaign against
Stop the Insanity
of Bad Footwear
There are a few reasons that you would want to get rid
of calluses. Hand calluses sometimes grow large and
oddly shaped which would be rather embarrassing if your
plans include shaking hands with royalty in the near future.
Seriously though, the only reason you should consider
removing a callus is if it has become painful or infected.
Corns are a type of callus that form on your feet and
sometimes cause great anguish. See our article on How to
Get Rid of Corns for this specific callus. So stop reading
here unless your are suffering from pain or embarrassment.
For those unfortunate few, this is how to get rid of calluses.
Get Rid of Calluses
Handymen, carpenters, loaders, haulers, roofers, assembly line workers,
bloggers and shortstops should wear protective hand gear if their work entails
continuous and frequent skin-rubbing. Think of gloves commercially made
calluses. After all, isn’t that what a glove does – protect the skin?
Never cut or slice off calluses. Remember, calluses are protecting your body.
Slashing them away is unnatural and can only cause resultant pain and
infection when you blow it. Don’t do it, no matter how tempting. You may be
very sorry you did.
Simply soak your callus in warm water for
about ten minutes then use a pumice stone or
callus file to gently scrub away the dead,
softened skin. Repeat this process daily until
the callus is gone.
Soak and Scrub
Sites and Blogs about Calluses
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The title of this article should really be “Get Rid of Calluses – Not!” You see, calluses are our
friends. Calluses are the hardened skin that forms as a result of constant friction and rubbing
at a certain point of the body. The most obvious places for calluses to develop are the hands
and feet because they experience repetitive motions like walking and writing. Or, if you walk
on your hands, just walking. Callus formation is our body’s way of protecting skin that might
otherwise cut or tear open and make us susceptible to pain and infection.
You Can Get Rid of Calluses – If You Want
Conditions like bone spurs and hammertoe can
force the skin into an unnatural location that can’t
help but be rubbed unmercifully. All the soaking and
lotion in the world won’t fix these problems and you
should seek medical advice in these instances.
Other Callus Causes
Never, Ever, Ever
The marketing men can tout yet
another benefit of their product.
Regular use of lotions will keep the
skin moist and slowly resolve your
callus problem. Bowlers are always
using lotion between frames to ward
off calluses causes by unnatural
keggling styles. That’s why you see
so many grown men in bowling shirts
that say “Richard” slathering their
hands in lotion. Why, if I had a nickel
for every time …
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