More than just looking unsightly, calluses can sometimes be extremely painful. As layers of hardened skin, calluses and corns might not be a reason to visit the doctor, but they definitely stop some of us from feeling totally comfortable. If you’ve ever wondered how to get rid of your calluses, this list has you covered.
While most calluses are caused by either ill-fitting shoes or not wearing socks (or a combination of the two), most of us have had or will have calluses at some point in our adult lives. So, what can you do to make them go away? There are plenty of easy remedies you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home. For instance, electric foot sanders use a fast-spinning roller to sand away hardened skin. If you’ve never used one of these salon tools, they instantly and painlessly sand away calluses like magic. And there are plenty of other options available, too.
From snagging one of the newer (and more powerful) callus remover creams to treating yourself to a nice pedicure and more, we’ve compiled the best products for you to get rid of uncomfortable calluses once and for all.
1. When Tight Shoes Are the Culprit, Try These Callus Cushions
Worried about walking around all day in those awesome (but uncomfortable) new pair of shoes you just bought? Instead of just grinning and bearing it, add some relief to your feet with these callus-removing cushions. Dr. Scholl’s Callus Removers are designed to provide all-day relief by helping to pinpoint your calluses and soften them immediately. Sold in packs of four, these ultra-thin cushions are designed to be placed directly over your callus, giving you instant relief so you can continue to stand on your feet without feeling uncomfortable.
2. Treat Your Dry Feet By Adding a Little Tea Tree Oil to Your Bath
Sometimes relaxation is the best medicine, especially when it comes to cumbersome calluses. Fortunately, this tea tree foot soak features a soothing seven oil blend to help calm your achy feet and soften hard calluses. Made with eucalyptus, peppermint, cajuput camphor, rosemary, and lavender, it’s a therapeutic way to help you relax while working to get rid of those pesky calluses.
3. Give Your Feet a Pedicure With This Callus Remover Gel
Designed to help soften calluses and help maintain healthy, happy feet, this potent callus remover gel instantly removes rough and dead skin, helping your feet feel (and look) their best. It only takes a few minutes to apply, and reviewers have been raving about how good their feet feel afterward. Note that it’s important that you wear gloves when applying this product.
4. Grab a Foot Filing Kit and Remove Them Yourself
It may look painful, but these foot files are designed to exfoliate dead and dry skin cells, remove hardened calluses and help your feet look and feel their best. Best of all, it’s totally painless. This pedicure set comes with three different-sized foot files for varying degrees of use. Able to be used on both wet and dry skin, they’re made from stunning stainless steel to help stand the test of time — even when your calluses don’t.
5. Follow That Up With This Organic Foot Balm
Designed to repair and replenish chaffed, dry and callused feet, this organic foot cream is 100 percent natural and features a hearty blend of six raw oils to pinpoint those pain points and offer immediate relief. Made with sweet almond, cold-pressed olive, grapeseed, sunflower essential oils and lavender oil, it’s also used to help treat eczema, psoriasis, discoloration and athletes foot.
6. Take It a Step Further With This Electronic Callus Remover
Taking this whole DIY thing a step further, this electric foot sander may look more like an electric razor than a callus remover, but it does wonders for your feet. This particular electric callus remover is designed to be 100 percent waterproof. You can use this nifty device to help clean your feet and chip away at those pesky calluses in minutes. Watch as dry, dead skin vanishes before your eyes. Packed with a powerful (and rechargeable) 600mAh Li-ion battery, it can be used up to 45 minutes straight without needing a recharge. If you’ve never used one of these electric foot sanders, we highly recommend giving it a spin. Watching calluses and dry skin disappear is immensely satisfying.
7. And When All Else Fails, Use a Pumice Stone to Scrub Your Skin
One of the oldest tricks in the book, pumice stones are popular for good reason. This extra-large option is easier to hold and is designed to target and exfoliate calluses, corns, dead skin and more. These naturally occurring stones are designed to stand the test of time, and because this one’s roughly twice the size of normal models, it’s really able to get in deep where your feet need it most. Sure, it might be a little more painful than, say, soaking your feet in a warm bath, but it’s sure to help rid those pesky calluses once and for all.