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Home Remedies for Hard, Dry, Calloused Feet

Updated February 21, 2017

Dry, calloused feet can be unappealing and even painful. Callouses and dryness of the feet can be caused by environmental factors or just being on your feet constantly. Try a home remedy to get calloused feet feeling soft again. You may already have the ingredients for the perfect remedy in your kitchen pantry.

Socks and Lotion

Slather lotion over your feet and put on socks. Let the lotion soak into the skin overnight. Do not rub the lotion into the skin, and wear snug socks made of 100 per cent cotton. Find lotion socks, which are made with exfoliating fibres, at beauty supply stores.

Pumice Stone

Use a pumice stone to soften up those tough soles. Soak your feet in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften callouses, then rub them with the pumice stone. Get in the habit of rubbing feet with a pumice stone every time you take a shower or bath.

White Vinegar

A white vinegar soak can help soften dry skin on your feet. Mix a couple of quarts of warm water with 1 1/2 cups of white vinegar. Soak your feet in the solution for 10 to 20 minutes. Do this once a week to prevent dryness and callouses. This method is also effective in treating foot or toenail fungus.

Oil And Salt

Look in your kitchen cabinet for low-cost callous remedies. Rub olive or vegetable oil mixed with a little salt on your feet to help remove the dead skin of callouses. Rinse feet afterward and rub a tablespoon of oil onto your clean feet, allowing it to soak in for a few minutes.

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Amy Davidson is a graduate from the University of Florida in Gainesville, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She also writes for local papers around Gainesville doing articles on local events and news.