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Remove calluses? This way you get silky soft feet again!

Yoana Gaydova

Do you suffer from pressing pain on your feet after a long day? And does it feel like your toe is being pressed against the side of your shoes? Then calluses can be the annoying culprit. Everyone suffers from calluses sometimes. You often cannot prevent calluses on your toes, but how can you remove and prevent calluses? We will give you the redeeming answer!

What exactly is a callus?

The skin consists of several layers that produce new skin cells every day. During the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we cover quite a few steps. And don't we walk? Then our feet are still squeezed in shoes that are sometimes too tight. To protect the feet, the skin produces extra cells at known pressure and pinch points such as the sole of the foot, heel or the sides of the toes. You can recognize this cell accumulation by the white-yellow color. Better known as calluses.

A little bit of calluses is actually no problem. It is a neat reaction of the skin to protect us from damage. As soon as calluses on the toes do not look nice or become painful, you can consider treating/removing your calluses with the right foot care.

Different types of calluses

Removing all calluses on your feet is therefore unnecessary. But if you don't take good care of your feet and don't keep track of the calluses, they can feel painful and even burning. We explain to you which "callus variants" it is wise to take action.

  1. Excess calluses: this is when the thickening of the skin begins to compress the other layers of the skin. The skin's cell production is working overtime, causing the calluses on your toes and feet to become thicker. Your shoes will pinch and walking will become painful. This callus layer can eventually tear. Cracks are created, giving bacteria and viruses free rein, with all the consequences that entails.
  2. Bunions: Buncions on the toes are especially common. Pieces of calluses have grown attached to your joint.

How do you remove calluses?

Removing calluses can sometimes be quite difficult. Do you suffer from a bunion or an extreme amount of calluses and therefore excess calluses? Then we advise you to consult your doctor or opt for a professional pedicure treatment.

In less extreme cases, you can of course remove calluses yourself. To remove calluses on your toes and feet you will need the tools below:

  • Basin with lukewarm water
  • Soda
  • Glass Pedicure File

Placing your feet in lukewarm water with some soda softens the hard parts of the skin. From then on it is child's play to remove calluses. To do this, use the Glass Pedicure File. This fine foot file has a coarse and fine side. The coarse side removes calluses and the fine side polishes your feet for a beautiful and nourishing end result.


Our 3 tips to prevent calluses

Tip 1: Avoid tight shoes

Heels are also not recommended if you suffer from calluses. The pressure and friction increases blood supply and therefore the production of your skin cells. So alternate heels with sandals or nice sneakers. An arch support can also offer a solution. This sole distributes the pressure on your feet to prevent the accumulation of calluses in one place.

Tip 2: Take a foot bath regularly 

A foot bath is a perfect way to care for your feet. By keeping the skin soft you can quickly and easily remove calluses. Try theHerome Revitalizing Foot Tablets to provide your feet with wonderful care.

Tip 3: Lubricate, lubricate, lubricate

Dry skin is also a risk factor for the development of calluses. Therefore, regularly apply a cream to your feet such as the Daily Protection Foot Creamfrom Herome. 

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