Our skin has a unique way to safeguard itself from injuries. The outermost layer of the skin when rubbed too much against friction or when applied to too much pressure, piles up dead tissues to form a callus that eventually develop into core or corn. Generally found on hands and feet, these can be formed in other body areas too that remain exposed to excessive pressure over the time. Core can be painless and protective, but when developed on a pressure point, can be extremely painful and feel like a pebble twitching between your toes. To stop core, causing your problem, try these home remedies to peel it off.
Corns are nothing but a bump of dead skin tissues. It can be alleviated rubbing the area with a pumice stone. To begin with, soak your feet for 15-20 minutes in warm water and gently rub using a pumice stone or skin file to remove visibly white dead skin. Repeat this for several times to get rid of the corn.
Baking soda accelerates the peeling process. It loosens the dead skin and speed up healing. To get effective results add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to tub containing warm water and allow your feet to soak in it. Massaging the affected area with a paste of baking soda and water in the ratio of 3:1 is also one of the most common home remedies to remove corns.
Sprinkle some cornstarch on the areas between the toes in order to remove moisture and keep the area dry. There should be no moisture between toes as moisture can make the corn worse and promote fungal infection. Cornstarch is able to absorb sweat, keeps the skin moisture free.
You can soothe your corn soaking your feet for a few minutes in the diluted chamomile tea. It helps dry out sweaty feet by changing the pH of the skin temporarily. Though your feet get stained from the tea, but it can be easily removed using soap and water.
Using pineapple peels can also help you removing core from the skin. It contains certain enzymes that soften core and facilitate its removal. To get visible results wrap a piece of fresh pineapple peel over the core using a clean cloth every night until you get rid of it.
Vinegar has been found effective in treating corns. Tape a vinegar-soaked cotton ball over the affected areas and leave it there for overnight. In the morning, exfoliate the area using a pumice stone.