Calluses are dead skin areas formed to protect the epidermis from pressure, friction, or trauma. Calluses can have a yellowish color and are sensitive when touched, having an irregular aspect. Calluses on the hands and feet of an active person are normal, becoming a problem only if they grow enough to be painful. Hand calluses usually come next to the lower side of the fingers. For example, a carpenter can have calluses that will protect his hands from abrasion or cuts that may occur due to his work. Feet calluses are formed on the sole, heel and under the thumb. You should know that calluses are not caused by a virus or bacteria and are not contagious. Symptoms include pain when walking or wearing shoes, or difficulty in putting the shoes on. Pressing and squeezing the calluses can also cause pain.
If you have painful calluses, treat it with a homemade cream
An excellent treatment for calluses is comfrey cream. Comfrey is a well-known plant, used for many affections since long time, including calluses. To make your own comfrey cream you will need:
• 50 g fresh comfrey root
• 200 g shea butter
• 50 g beeswax
• One spoon honey
• ½ tablespoon propolis tincture
Finely shred the comfrey root. Meanwhile, add the shea butter in a pan. Once melted, add the shredded comfrey root, and leave it on medium heat for 15 minutes. Put it on the side for 24 hours. Once the 24 hours passed, reheat it and strain it. Place it again on low heat and add the honey, propolis and beeswax. Stir until the mixture is homogenous and then remove it from the heat source. Transfer the cream in glass containers, wait until it gets cool and thick and then keep it in the fridge, covered with a lid. Use the comfrey cream twice a day, after shower, and you will get rid of calluses in a short time.
Your skin is absorbing all the ingredients you apply on it, transferring everything in your blood stream. This is why the best way to treat a skin condition is to use homemade treatments made of natural ingredients – no side effects, just incredible results.