A callous is an ugly lump of dry, dead skin. Though usually found on the hands and feet, a callous can develop anywhere on your body. A callous commonly develops due to heavy friction on a certain spot of skin. The skin builds up and dries out, causing a small to large lump to form.
Usually, a callous is not painful and no cause for alarm. However, a callous on the foot can be very uncomfortable and even painful. That's why most callous treatment products focus on foot care.
The best way to remove a callous is to do it gently with a handful of patience. Never cut a callous off, no matter how tempting it may be. If a callous is bad enough to need a knife, you should go to a doctor and have the removal done safely. However, with some basic home care, most calluses can be slowly removed.
Resist the temptation to exfoliate the callous completely away in one sitting, this is much too harsh on your skin. It may take several treatments over several days for full results. Only soak and exfoliate your callous area once a day, but try to moisturize them at least two times a day.
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