The Footlogix® professional line offers the best foot callus removing solution for stubborn foot calluses
Unsightly and uncomfortable foot calluses are formed when thick, hardened skin accumulates over areas experiencing continual friction or pressure. While it may feel like your feet have gone rogue, foot calluses are generally a protective mechanism—the body’s way of protecting the skin on the feet from breaking down under constant irritation. This protection is especially important for seniors, who have very thin skin on the feet, and diabetics, for whom a break in the skin can lead to a life-threatening infection.
Typically, eliminating the cause of the irritation (for example, ill-fitting shoes), one can stop a foot callus from getting worse; however, a stubborn foot callus will remain. So, what’s the best way to treat and remove a foot callus? In many cases, a professional pedicure using professional-grade foot callus-removing products, followed by consistent home care between pedicure appointments, is the best course of action.
The Best Foot Callus Removing Ingredients and Tools
The best foot callus removers contain gentle, but highly effective ingredients. If you suffer from foot calluses, look for treatments which contain ingredients such as Urea. It is a natural end product of metabolism and a humectant, which means it has the ability to attract and retain moisture. In addition, Urea has excellent exfoliating properties, helping to unlock skin cells which are tightly packed together (such as the cells that comprise a stubborn foot callus!), without disturbing the natural makeup of the skin. As a bonus, Urea is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.
The Footlogix® Professional Callus Softener contains a professional concentration of Urea, that delivers foot callus removing ingredients deeply into the layers of the skin. While incredibly effective, the Footlogix® Callus Softener is still gentle and moisturizes the skin effectively. In fact, it doesn’t have to be washed off like other traditional foot callus removing products. This product can be left on the feet and will continue to soften foot calluses long after the foot callus treatment is complete.
After the product is absorbed, the softened foot callus can then be gently removed using the Footlogix® Stainless Steel Foot File. This professional-use, multi-directional file is easily cleaned, disinfected, and sterilized. When used by a professional pedicurist, the coarse and fine sides easily remove the hardened, excess skin of a foot callus, without causing discomfort or shredding the skin.
Foot Callus Remover Treatments to Avoid
Before diving into the best foot callus removing treatments, it’s important to know how NOT to remove a foot callus. Rule number one: never cut a foot callus! Using a razor, rasp or other types of shaver or sharp instrument is not only dangerous but it’s even illegal during a pedicure service in some parts of the world. A proper foot callus treatment involves softening and reducing the foot callus formation. In this way, the feet are made more comfortable and attractive, while still offering appropriate protection from friction and pressure.
Also avoid strong, chemical foot callus removers which contain high concentrations of caustic ingredients such as salicylic acid and potassium hydroxide, which can cause irritation and even chemical burns on fragile skin. And while it’s tempting to apply thick salves or heavy emollients to a foot callus in an attempt to soften the hardened skin, these products are greasy, slow to absorb and usually provide only temporary results.
If your foot calluses are soft, spongy, or reddish-brown in color, foot callus treatment of any type is not recommended. These symptoms may indicate a medical problem that requires medical treatment. If you’re unsure, see your Footlogix® pedicurist. He or she will recommend you to a podiatrist or medical professional, if necessary.
The Footlogix® Professional Pedicure Offers the Ultimate Foot Callus Removing Combo
The 10-step Footlogix® Professional Pedicure is delivered by a trained, professional pedicurist who will help you to identify your foot callus and other foot-related concerns, as well as discuss any medical conditions or allergies. After a visual foot and leg evaluation, the pedicurist will soak the feet, exfoliate the feet and legs, and then begin the foot callus removing portion of the service.
First, the pedicurist will liberally spray the Footlogix® Callus Softener on foot calluses and dry skin and leave it to absorb for two to three minutes. When the skin is no longer wet, but slightly tacky, the soles of the feet are filed with the Footlogix® Stainless Steel Foot File and the Footlogix® Callus Softener is reapplied, as needed. The foot callus will simply roll off the foot with little pressure. The feet are then wiped off with a soft towel to remove any debris and the pedicurist will continue the pedicure including trimming and cleaning under the toenails, treating cuticles, and moisturizing the skin—all with Footlogix® products specially selected by your pedicurist to address your particular foot callus concerns and foot care needs.
Your pedicurist will then recommend the appropriate Footlogix® moisturizing home care products to maintain your soft, callus-free feet until your next pedicure appointment.
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