Calluses are thickened sections of skin which commonly form on the feet. They can be caused by frequent walking, walking barefoot or any other type of activity that causes friction or pressure on the feet. Dirt can embed deep into calluses, but it can be removed by proper cleaning, which involves removing some of the callused skin to expose the dirt.
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Fill a tub with warm water. Use just enough water to cover your feet. Put your feet in the water and soak for a minimum of five minutes.
Scrub the callused area of each foot with a foot file or pumice stone while the skin is still moist. Rub gently over the skin, moving the stone or file in only one direction until the skin on the foot feels smooth.
Moisten a scrub brush or loofah with water. Apply a few drops of a moisturizing exfoliating scrub to the brush or loofah.
Scrub the callused area of your feet until all the dirt is gone. Rinse your feet with warm water to remove the soapy residue, dry them thoroughly, then apply a moisturizer.
References and ResourcesOrganic Authority: 5 Steps to a Pretty Feet Natural Pedicure
Blue Ridge Community Health Services: The Dos and Don'ts for Fabulous Feet
The Huffington Post: Healthy Feet: 7 Tips For Summer
Medical News Today: What Are Corns And Calluses? What Causes Corns And Calluses?