Natural Beauty Care Guide

Corns

These are caused by friction and pressure when the bony parts of your feet rub against your shoes. The problem needs to be treated by a doctor. Change your footwear immediately. Use exfoliates, warm footbaths and moisturizing routines to ease the pain. There are a few home cures too that can cure newly formed corns. They should be treated at once. Any delay will require the attention of doctor.

MARIGOLD

The marigold flower belongs to the same family as the arnica. It has antiseptic qualities. The juice of the leaves is an excellent cure for warts. The sap from its stem is useful in curing warts, corns and calluses of the feet.
All one has to do is to slice the stem lengthwise and apply the juice of the stem on the affected areas. Leave it on. Use this treatment everyday at the first sight of the corn.

LICORICE

The dried roots of this plant and its underground stems are used as flavouring agents in food as well as the base in many cough medicines.
Take a few licorice sticks; powder them and add a little mustard oil. Rub this paste onto the corns and the hardened skin. Use regularly, especially at bedtime. Leave it on. All newly formed corns will disappear.

PINEAPPLE

This is an absolutely unique way to treat corns. At night, just before bedtime, soak your feet in warm water for 20 minutes to tenderize the corns. Cut out a square piece from the pineapple peel. Rest the inside of this directly on the corn. Use tape to attach this piece directly on the corn. Cover with socks and leave on overnight. Apply for four or five nights consecutively. This would be of great help in treating the corn. Pineapple contains an enzyme called Brometain that softens and breaks down dead skin. So don't throw away that pineapple peel. Use it to cure painful corns.

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