If you’d like soft, smooth, healthy-looking feet, then it’s important to learn how to remove dry dead skin and calluses from your feet safely. Don’t worry! It’s totally painless and only takes a few minutes. In this blog, we’ll take you through the whole process from start to finish.
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO REMOVING CALLUSES AND DEAD SKIN FROM FEET
You may have seen guides asking you to wear exfoliating socks for hours on end or wrap your feet in clingfilm, but that’s actually not necessary. Removing dead skin and calluses from your feet is an easy process and we’ll take you through each step.
- First, make sure your feet are clean and dry. Simply wash them with warm soapy water and gently pat them dry with a clean towel.
- Next, spray your feet with LOVASKIN Instant Foot Peel spray. You want to ensure your heels and the side of your feet are well covered. Use eight to 10 sprays.
- Leave the spray on for 60 seconds. Don’t touch your feet for now!
When 60 seconds are up, massage the first of the dead skin off your feet with your fingertips. It should come off easily.
Use the rough side of your LOVASKIN stainless steel foot file to remove any remaining excess dead skin.
Next, use the fine side of a file to smooth and soften skin.
- Finally, rinse your feet off with water and apply the LOVASKIN Instant Moisturizer to nourish and rehydrate your skin. You can now feel and enjoy having soft, smooth, healthy skin!
That’s it! The whole process should take less than 2 minutes. The LOVASKIN INSTANT FOOT PEEL Deluxe Kit contains everything you need to complete this process yourself at home. Don’t worry; all the products in the kit are gentle on the skin, they contain no harsh chemicals, no parabens, are cruelty free and they really work. That’s why it’s loved and used by thousands of professional pedicurists and nail artists in 25 countries around the world.
CAN YOU USE A PUMICE STONE TO REMOVE DEAD SKIN ON YOUR FEET?
A pumice stone is a light stone with an abrasive surface. Pumice stones form when lava and water meet and they’ve been used to remove dead skin on the feet for hundreds of years.
A pumice stone can remove dead skin on your feet, but be careful when using one. If you press too hard, you can wear away too much skin, which can cause irritation or even leave you vulnerable to infection. If you notice that your pumice stone starts to irritate your skin, stop using it immediately.
CAN YOU USE A VINEGAR SOAK TO REMOVE DEAD SKIN ON YOUR FEET?
Vinegar soaks are another method of dead skin removal. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which is why it works well as a cleaner. However, too much acid could irritate your feet, so be sure to dilute your vinegar with water if you are tempted to use this method. If you experience any irritation, stop using this method immediately.
WHAT CAUSES DEAD SKIN AND CALLUSES TO BUILD UP ON YOUR FEET?
Now you’ve removed the dead skin and calluses from your feet and they are smooth and soft, you’re probably thinking about how to stop the dead skin from building up again.
Calluses are hard and thick patches of skin that naturally form at the bottom of your feet, mostly on the heels and side of the toes. Some degree of callus formation on the bottom of your feet is normal, but if not regularly removed, calluses can tear, create cracks and become painful, and even get infected.
Certain activities make your feet more prone to a build-up of dead skin and calluses. For example, as explained on Healthline.com, “Dead skin can build up because of a lack of moisture if your feet are constantly in closed shoes or socks, or from the friction of walking or running.”
WHAT CAUSES DRY SKIN ON THE FEET?
Dry skin on the feet is uncomfortable and can be unsightly and normally means your skin doesn’t have enough moisture. This can happen for a variety of reasons:
- Our bodies produce fewer natural oils as we age
- Too many hot showers or baths can damage the skin barrier, affecting the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
There are also some conditions associated with dry skin on the feet, like eczema, Athlete’s foot and diabetes. If you think you might have diabetes or over-the-counter medication isn’t working for your eczema or Athlete’s foot, you should speak to your doctor.
Our blog on the causes of calluses and hard, dry skin on the feet covers the topic in more detail.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO FOR DRY SKIN ON YOUR FEET?
Fortunately, there’s a simple treatment for dry skin on the feet: just follow our guide (above) for removing dead skin and calluses, once a week, and moisturise your feet once or twice a day. Preventing dry skin from building up and a good moisturiser will help to prevent thick, tough, cracked skin and calluses and keep your skin feeling smooth.
We’ve developed LOVASKIN Instant Moisturizer for use on the hands and feet. Our moisturiser contains a potent blend of Swiss glacier water, shea butter, prickly pear, baobab oil, coconut oil and edelweiss flower to leave your skin feeling and looking silky soft.
As well as moisturising, you should also drink plenty of water and eat a nutritious diet for healthy-looking skin. Our blog contains plenty of advice on the best things for dry feet if you’d like to learn more.