Things You'll Need
- Lemon juice
- Mixing bowl
- Plastic wrap
- Pumice stone
You don't need expensive creams or have to go through extensive trouble to remove unsightly and uncomfortable calluses. You can treat a callus with a simple mixture of aspirin, which drys the skin, and lemon juice, which softens the skin, for easy removal of the callus with a pumice stone. A hardened area of skin, calluses develop in response to repeated irritation, such as friction or pressure. They occur on areas exposed to repeated irritation, such as the hands or feet. Calluses protect irritated areas of skin and can happen to anybody.
Take about five to six 325 mg aspirin pills and crush them. This can be done by putting them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a spoon or by using a mortar and pestle until finely crushed.
Put the powdered aspirin into a mixing bowl and add equal parts (about 1/2 tsp. each) of lemon juice and water to create a fairly thick paste. Increase the lemon juice to 3/4 tsp. lemon juice and decrease the water to 1/4 tsp. to make the treatment stronger.
Apply the aspirin, lemon juice and water mixture generously to the callused area.
Cover the entire area with plastic wrap.
Wet a towel in warm water. Put the towel over the plastic wrap to keep the callused area and the salve warm.
Let the towel and the mixture sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the towel and plastic wrap and rinse the callused area with warm water.
Use a wet pumice stone with circular motions to gently rub the callused area.