11. Lemons + Cloves
So, we have come to the easily-available fruit from the kitchen — lemon. The citrus acid can assist in softening the hard skin of the corn. Lemons are one of the best ways to treat your corns naturally. With lemons, the corns are less inflamed or irritated and disappear faster. When you rub the fresh lemon juice on the corns, the citric acid assists them to become soft. You can even apply the juice with the help of a pumice stone or just tie a few lemon slices on the corns overnight. Next morning, have them removed and clean the infected region with an antiseptic or a disinfectant. But, you need to follow the remedy at least for a month for best results. To treat tour feet corns using lemons, follow the steps written below:
- Step 1: Squeeze a lemon and take the juice.
- Step 2: Apply on the affected part and let the area dry.
- Step 3: You can even soak some cloves in lemon juice and apply.
- Step 4: You can do the procedure three times a day for four weeks for best results.
How Does This Work?
Lemon has been in use as a bleaching agent for dark spots, acne scars, suntans, etc. However, the cure for corns can come about slowly. Kindly note, the chemical component is citric acid, and it softens the hard, tough upper layer of the corns and gradually helps in removing them. Lemon juice has been in use for fighting skin damage caused by pollution and the sun. In all, it improves the overall texture by enhancing the creation/formation of collagen, vital component in the skin. The medical components of lemons are flavonoids, calcium, iron, copper, fiber, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Heating of lemon juice leads to the formation of salicylic acid.
The Remedy Is Not Good, If:
- You have sensitive skin. The citric acid might enhance sunburn in individuals whose skins are very sensitive.
For natural corn treatment, garlic is something we cannot miss to write about. Garlic is one of the best available antioxidants from the kitchen. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties to prevent any skin infection. According to a clinical research published in the International Journal of Dermatology, garlic extracts have amazing healing properties to treat common corns and warts. If your corn is small, then a home remedy with garlic, when applied for a few weeks, can easily treat it. To try a remedy using garlic, follow the steps given below:
- Step 1: Cut a garlic clove into two and rub one piece on the corn before going to bed.
- Step 2: Let the skin dry. You can place the garlic clove on the corn and cover it with a bandage.
- Step 3: The next day morning, wash the area with warm water.
- Step 4: Continue the procedure until the corn disappears.
How Does This Work?
There are many antioxidants present in garlic and the chief among them is allicin. This compound and the sulfide assist in fighting the bacterial and fungal infections in the corn. A rich source of selenium, garlic also contains manganese, vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber and required amounts of iron, copper, potassium, etc. Sulfur assists the body in producing collagen to prevent wrinkles. Also, you also have polyphenols to protect the skin. Regular application of garlic and following of safety procedures may eliminate the corns within a week.
Garlic Is Not Good, If:
- You are suffering from burns. The juice can make the skin burn more when applied directly.
- You are administering a child. Be careful when you are using garlic, especially on children’s sensitive skin.