What is a callus?

September 16, 2015

 

 

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. 

Please reload

Recent Posts

October 16, 2019

October 11, 2019

September 19, 2019

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

© 2010 SKIN GEEKS®

7869992035 - skingeeks@gmail.com

5915 Sheridan St. Hollywood, Fl 33021

By appointment Wed - Sat 10 am to 7pm