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Rough, callused skin is unattractive. Calluses are more commonly found on hands and feet, although calluses can develop elsewhere on the body. There are many approaches to reducing or getting rid of calluses, as well as commercial products for them, but a simple mixture of aspirin, water and lemon juice is a long-time home remedy.

Crush 6 aspirin tablets into a fine powder. Use a mortar and pestle or the back of a spoon. Do not use coated aspirin; it doesn't crush as well as regular aspirin.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of water and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice to the powdered aspirin. Mix to form a paste.

Apply the paste to your calluses. Place your foot or hand, depending on where your calluses are, into a plastic bag. Make the top of the plastic bag snug, but not tight around the top. Place a towel in hot water, as hot as you can comfortably tolerate. Wring out excess water and wrap around the plastic bag. Leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the towel, take your hand or foot out of the plastic bag. Use a pumice stone to easily remove all of the hardened callused skin. Wash your hand or foot and dry. Apply a good moisturizer. Repeat as needed.


Do not use this method if you are allergic to aspirin.