How do you get rid of foot calluses?
THE BEST FOOT CALLUS REMOVERS :
1. Electronic callus remover :
With the progress in technology, everything nowadays has gone electronic. And so has your conventional foot file. A callus bothering you? Are your daily activities getting disturbed? The electronic foot file can get rid of it fast. Much faster than the other methods available out there.
The Amope Pedi perfect is easy to use and gentle on your skin making it the most preferred product out there for the removal of foot callus. After only a few uses your feet feel smooth and soft.
The electronic file is manufactured and designed keeping in mind the fragility of the human skin and at the same time the notorious nature of the foot callus. Made to remove the hard tough callous skin to give smooth results after just one use.
An electronic callus remover is an electric device that contains a coarse roller at one end. This can rotate at variable speeds and when placed on the callus scrapes off the excess skin that is present on it thus removing it.
This process removes the callus in a matter of minutes and serves as a rapid solution in foot callus treatment.
But the roller has impregnated abrasives and hence care must be taken not to overdo it.
2. Callus Shaver :
A callus shaver consists of a blade that shaves the through the dead skin layers of the callus thereby reducing the amount and thickness of dead skin and thus the callus.
A callus shaver is one of the cheapest equipment out there to get rid of your calluses.
The Tweezerman callus shaver combines a shaver with a rasp at the other end so as to give a smooth finish to the cut callus at the end by using the rasp completing the foot callus treatment
3. Callus file or rasp:
A callus file uses the same technique as that of an electronic callus remover but without the electronic part. The callus file provides a large surface area that scrapes over the callus and removes small amounts of the callus in increments.
A large surface area is provided so as to deal with callosities of all sizes. The stainless steel material makes it more durable for use.
The foot file here designed specifically for the skin.
And this too can remove the callus quite fast in comparison to that of the electronic version.
OTHER CALLUS REMOVAL METHODS :
4. Callus peel :
Callus peels mainly consist of chemicals that act on the callus and gradually decrease its size. The most common chemical includes salicylic acid and glycerin. This is a keratolytic agent ( kerato = cell; lytic = destroy ). This increases the moisture and basically dissolves the molecules that are responsible for holding the cells in the skin together.
This method is rather inexpensive. But can take quite some time for its action to be evident and to reach the results of an electronic callus remover when it comes to foot callus treatment.
5. Callus remover solutions and gels :
Callus remover solutions mainly consist of an acid most commonly glycerine that softens that callus which can then be peeled off.
There are a variety of callus eliminating solutions and gels that are available in the market. Top among them being :
1. Prolinc callus eliminator solution :
The main ingredient here being glycerine has many functions like being an exfoliating agent, moisturizing agent, maintaining water balance and enhancing healing.
2. PurSources Urea 40% Foot Cream for Callus removal:
Combines urea and glycerine to produce a formula that is aimed at targeting and removing callosities.
3. Tea Tree Oil:
Tea tree oil helps in the treatment of callosities due to its natural positive effect on the skin such as antiseptic properties, reducing inflammation and healing properties.
4. Foot cream – O’Keeffe’s exfoliant cream:
A combination of glycerine along with many other ingredients to boost its efficacy and penetration effects to make it one of the most preferred products in the market for foot callus treatment.
Click the above links for a complete review of each product and their use for callus removal.
6. Pumice stone :
A pumice stone is nothing but an abrasive and was the first used method for the removal of callosities. It is also effective for the treatment of calluses in combination with other methods. The foot can be soaked in lukewarm water followed by rubbing of the pumice stone against it to abrade the callus and thus reduce its thickness.
7. Metatarsal pads and cushions :
Metatarsal pads and cushions are gel-filled pads that are mainly aimed at reducing stress at stress points and areas of callosities. Callosities mainly develop as a result of continuously applied stresses and friction at a particular point.
Removing these stresses is necessary. In certain conditions of the foot which require special measures to dampen the frictions, they can help in the negation of any triggers that still keep your callus alive.
A callus always has to be addressed at the cause also to make sure that it does not return after its removal. These pads and cushions play a very important role in addressing the cause n foot callus treatment.
8. Surgery :
In certain cases as an immediate cure for certain large and notorious calluses, surgery can be adopted as the treatment of choice for the patient. But there is no guarantee that the callosity will not recur and originate again in that area.