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What is a callus?


A callus is a protective thickening of the skin. They are found on areas of the foot which bear most of our weight. Calluses are a "natural" protective mechanism.

When we walk, our footwear AND our gait are blame for a callus forming. Constantly rubbing or pounding on the same area time after time after time, our brain will send

a signal to our skin on our feet telling it to do something before we wear the skin down straight to the bone. Hence, a callus forms.

When we remove that callus, the brain again sends a signal that the skin on our feet hasn't done it's job. Hence, a thicker, harder callus forms.

Calluses are our friends. They are their to protect us. However, we don't want it to look bad or feel bad do we? Fortunately, there are steps we can take to make them look better AND feel better.

  • Use a foot soak or shower gel with a moisturizing base

  • When getting or giving Pedicures, use a moisturizing base callus softener

  • Don't "shave" or "shred" the callus to remove

  • Use a daily moisturizing based skin care product for the feet

THE SKIN ON OUR FEET, JUST LIKE THE REST OF OUR BODIES IS THERE TO PROTECT US, TREAT IT KINDLY. KEEP IT HYDRATED, MOIST, LUBRICATED

AND INJURY FREE.


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