Taking care of your hands and feet will help stop hard, rough skin developing. Follow these tips to help prevent corns and calluses:
1. Wear comfortable shoes
Always wear well-fitting shoes. Avoid wearing high heels and don’t try on, or wear, other peoples’ shoes.
2. Apply moisturiser daily
Moisturise your feed with foot cream after washing and carefully drying your feet, but avoid applying the cream between the toes.
3. Exfoliate regularly
Use a pumice stone to gently smooth hard skin away on a regular basis.
4. Avoid stress to hands or feet
Use protective gloves when performing repetitive tasks and avoid standing for long periods of time as much as you can.
5. Don’t go barefoot
Avoid walking around barefoot or in flip-flop sandals or open slippers.
6. Apply protective devices
Use a protective corn pad or soft cotton to relieve pressure on the affected area.
If you’ve developed bothersome corns and calluses, you should see a specialist right away to prevent the condition from worsening.