- Wearing shoes that don't fit properly - Tight shoes and high heels can compress areas of the foot. Shoes that are too loose can also cause the foot to repeatedly rub against the side of a shoe.
- Skipping socks - Wearing shoes without socks can cause excess friction on your feet.
1. Castor Oil
- Dip a cotton ball into some castor oil, then place it on the corn and tape it. Let the castor oil work its magic on the corn overnight and remove the cotton ball in the morning.
- Apply more castor oil to the area several times a day, and repeat until the corn is gone.
2. Pumice Stones
- Soak your feet in hot, soapy water for about a half hour to soften your skin.
- Next, gently massage your foot with pumice stones back and forth through the corn for up to 5 minutes, then dry your foot. Pumice stone has a rough surface that removes dead skin without scratching it.
3. Lemon Juice
- Rub fresh lemon juice on the corn and let it air dry. Lemons are rich in citric acid that softens corns and allows them to eventually fall off.
- Repeat this method at least 3 times a day.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
- Put your feet in hot, soapy water with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar for about 15 minutes. After the foot bath, put castor oil on your corn.
- Repeat this process for 10 days until your corns peel away.
5. Epsom Salt
- Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt into warm water and soak the affected foot for about 20 minutes. Epsom salt baths help to remove dead skin.
- After the foot bath, apply a moisturizing cream and wrap your foot for a few hours to let the cream soak through the skin.
- When you remove the wrap, gently rub the corn with a pumice stone.
- Rub 1 garlic clove on the corn and let it air dry, then cover the corn with a bandage overnight.
- Take the bandage off in the morning and wash your feet with warm water. Repeat this process until the corn disappears.