When given the choice between thickened, hardened skin or soft, smooth skin, the question is really a no-brainer. No one wants to have rough, scaly, or callused skin, especially in prominent parts of the body such as the hands and feet. Areas of tough, thick skin, also known as calluses, most commonly occur on parts of the body where excessive friction or pressure occurs. Calluses are definitely not a desirable skin trait, but it is often possible to treat them at home or to seek professional help to remove them.
While not indicative of a serious health condition, calluses can be unsightly and troublesome to those who have them. They can be somewhat painful as well as being a pain to remove. The success rate and ease of callus removal typically depends on the size and thickness of the callus as well as its location and the amount of time it’s been there. With a little patience and determination it is possible to remove the calluses on your hands and feet so you can enjoy soft and smooth skin instead.
Manually soaking and buffing the callus with pumice can be effective while applying a callus removal product with salicylic acid as the active ingredient is also an option. Medical professionals may also assist in the removal of the callus. Always check with your dermatologist.