Who else has experienced that moment when you crawl into bed after a long day, but then you feel your heels scratch against the sheets. It can't only be me.
The thing is, we can't all afford to go get a pedicure every month, so we need to find a cheap and effective way to solve this problem. Turns out, it's not all that difficult after all! Here are a whole bunch of easy solutions that will make your feet feel softer than they ever have before.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Soak
Use a basin that will fit your feet and fill it with hot, soapy water before adding in one cup of apple cider vinegar. Then, soak your feet for 15 minutes and it should help soften those hard calluses enough to use a pumice stone to file them off.
2. Bread Trick
You can also soak half of a slice of stale bread in apple cider vinegar and then attach it to your foot using medical tape. Wrap it in plastic and put a cotton sock over top. This helps with calluses and corns!
3. Tea Tree Oil
Using a large basin with warm water, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil into the water and soak for 15 minutes. The tea tree oil will act as an antibacterial and antifungal treatment that will help soften and lift the callus. Just make sure not to use this treatment for more than 15 minutes because prolonged exposure to tea tree oil can be damaging to the skin.
4. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
Once again using a large basin with water, but this time you are going to create a bit of a chemical reaction. Add in two or three tablespoons of lemon juice and begin soaking your feet. Then add in three tablespoons of baking soda and continue to soak. You will find after 15 minutes the calluses will become soft enough that you can remove the dead skin with a pumice stone.
Those aren't the only tricks to get your feet softer...
5. Baking Soda Foot Paste
You can make a strong foot paste using three parts baking soda to one part water and mixing it together and spreading it onto your feet. Let it soak in for a bit, but then when you wash it off you should find your feet are soft enough to rub with a pumice stone.
Crush six Aspirin tablets until they are in powder form. Adding in a half of a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a quarter teaspoon of water, you will find yourself with a paste that is suitable for treating calluses. Spread it over the callus and then wrap it in a warm towel for 10 minutes. Wash off the paste and then use a stone to file off the dead skin.
Soak a slice of onion in white vinegar, then apply it directly to the callused area. Hold it in place with a cotton sock and leave it there overnight. When you wake up, it should be significantly softer!