How to Get Rid of a Callous on Your Hand

by Alicia Bodine ; Updated September 28, 2017

If a callus forms on your hand, you can take steps to remove it.

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According to the Mayo Clinic, a callus will form on the skin as a result of constant pressure or friction. Calluses are commonly found on hands. You can recognize a callus because it appears as a raised bump that is hard and rough, and it will either be yellow or gray in color. Because calluses can be slightly painful and uncomfortable, take measures to get rid of them.

Fill a large bowl with half a gallon of warm water and 1 tsp. of a mild hand soap.

Place your hand in the bowl so that the callus is completely submerged. Wait 10 to 15 minutes before removing your hand.

Dry your hand off with a towel, and rub a pumice stone back and forth over the callus to remove some of its hard, dead skin.

Rub a moisturizer over your hands, being sure to completely coat the callus.

Repeat each day until the callus is completely gone.


  • Wear gloves to protect your hands while using home or garden tools, or grips when practicing gymnastics. This will protect your hands from getting calluses in the first place.

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Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for 13 years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, GoBankingRates and WiseGeek. Bodine is passionate about gardening, travel, education and finance. She has received awards for being a top content producer.