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Caring for calluses on your hands

Yoana Gaydova

You want to keep your hands soft, supple and well-groomed. It is irritating if there are hard calluses that can also hurt. This is how you remove hard spots of calluses on your hands and prevent them from coming back.

How do calluses develop on hands and fingers?

Calluses have the function of protecting your top layer of skin against persistent friction and pressure from outside. Your body produces extra skin cells, causing thickening in certain areas. It feels rough, hard and is yellowish in color. It prevents sensitive areas on your skin from becoming thin and irritated. People who work a lot with their hands often notice that they develop calluses. Musicians often get it, but also people who wear rings, people who write a lot with a pen or, for example, use a broom or mop quite regularly. Calluses on your hands occur on your palms, fingertips and on the sides of your hands. But calluses also occur on the soft spots of your fingers. If calluses on your hands thicken so much that they put pressure on your skin, it can start to hurt. Your hands can also dry out, for example due to cold and wind, causing painful cracks. If you catch it early and take the time to care for the calluses on your hands and fingers, you can easily nip this problem in the bud and prevent painful spots.

How can you remove calluses on your hands and fingers?

Okay, so you've got calluses on your hands. Now it's important that it goes away so you want to remove the callus. Soft calluses are easier to remove from your hands and fingers than hard calluses. Therefore, first soak your hands in a bowl of warm water and a soothing oil. For example, you can use Organic Oil for this. This oil contains eight different oils, such as almond oil, calendula oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil and moringa oil, all of which have a soothing and moisturizing effect. After ten to fifteen minutes your skin is soft enough. You can also take a bath or shower. Then dry your hands gently. Use a callus scraper or a pumice stone to remove calluses. Gently run the grater or pumice stone over the callus to thin the skin. Calluses will not disappear in one go. You often have to repeat the treatment after a few days for a smooth result. Afterwards, rub your hands thoroughly with a moisturizing cream. The Cream For Chapped Skin contains shea butter, vitamin E and aloe vera, all of which have soothing properties.

Preventing calluses on your hands and fingers

To prevent calluses from returning to the same places on your hands and fingers, it is important to maintain your hands. By regularly applying a moisturizing cream to your hands, you keep the callus soft and prevent cracks and painful thickenings. Hand Cream Daily Protection is a good cream for every day. Your skin is intensively cared for with moisture binders and gains firmness and shine. The 24 Hour Protective Hand Cream is also a cream for every day. It not only makes your hands very soft, it also leaves a thin - non-greasy - layer that strengthens your skin and prevents dehydration. You will see clear results within two weeks. If you continue to lubricate regularly, you will see that the calluses on your fingers and hands remain soft and within limits.


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