How do you soften rough heels with a home remedy?


Quick Answer

To soften rough heels, apply crushed aspirin to the area, and use a pumice stone to remove the dead skin. Daily care may be necessary if corns or calluses are recurring or severe. Treating rough heels requires at least a few minutes each day.

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  1. Soften the affected skin

    To soften dead skin, crush five aspirin and mix the powder with 1/2 teaspoon of water and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to the affected areas, and allow it to remain on the area for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. If aspirin isn't available, soak your feet in a mixture of warm water and Epsom salts.

  2. Remove the dead skin

    Immediately after soaking, use a pumice stone or foot file to remove the dead skin on the heels. Pumice stones can damage sensitive skin, making it necessary to remove the dead skin slowly. If calluses are severe, use the stone after bathing each day.

  3. Apply a moisturizer

    Apply lotions or balms every day to your feet daily to soften the skin. For a deep moisturizing treatment, apply the lotion or balm in a thick layer, and cover it with a pair of socks. Allow the moisturizer to remain on your feet overnight.

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