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Oh, my aching feet. That’s a common refrain from those who spend too much time on their feet. Unfortunately, it’s also heard a lot from those who fail to deal properly with their feet, especially when it comes to calluses and other forms of toughened skin. Fortunately, there are a number of ways out when it comes time to smooth out those nasty, painful, and unattractive calluses. The best way is with callus removers. These handy tools come in a variety of forms, manual or battery powered, but the end result is the same: beautiful, soft skin.
We pitted the most popular brands of callus removers against each other in our effort to bring you the very best of the best. This list will provide you with everything we found out, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s always a good idea to start out by looking at all of your options, which is the general function of this article. From there, it’s probably best to try more than one, then decide which is best for you. In some cases, not only is trying more than one a good idea, but having more than one on hand is also a good way to make sure you are always covered.
How to Choose the Right Callus Remover
If this is your first time buying a callus remover, you will first need to do some reading on the Internet about what you are looking for. This might seem like a little bit of overkill at first, but let’s face it: you are dealing with your feet, and you only have two of them. One look through the options will show you that there are a lot of callus removers on the market today. One of the problems with callus removers is that not all of them are effective. This is why you should consider buying a remover that comes from a well known and reputable brand. Always read the reviews that are left by other customers before you buy or place your order.
One concern that nearly any person will tell you, whether they are a doctor or not, is to be careful of anything that cuts your skin. This is why so many doctors say to avoid any callus remover that has a blade. And even those that have a rasp on them should be used with great caution since after they have gotten through the callus they can continue on the plain skin, which can then break, opening you to infections.
Schemes through the reviews that are available, learn about the causes, and consider different approaches of treatment.
Callus removers usually have a few basic components such as an on/off switch, whether they are battery or electrically powered. Abrasive rollers are another major component of many callus removers. In some cases, this is what makes the difference between a great callus remover and a good one. As it rotates, it sands away the dry and dead skin using its abrasive surface.
How to Use a Callus Remover
If you have calluses that are not treated properly and effectively, they can become a serious problem for you. These problems can be not only physical but psychological as well. Let’s face it, having a big, ugly callus on your body can have a detrimental effect on your self-esteem. It is also possible that you would avoid places where such part of your skin can be seen, such as the beach or swimming pool.
The best way to get rid of calluses is by buying a callus remover, which is specifically designed to remove this dead, ugly skin patches. A callus remover is much safer and more gentle on your on the skin than many other methods and treatments, including acids that are commonly sold for this purpose. Some of the methods that people have used to remove calluses include sharp metal blades and stones. These methods are often considered safer than others, but they also have their issues. The best advice you can take when dealing with calluses is to use your head. If a remover of any type begins to hurt or cut your skin, you should stop using it immediately and consult with a doctor.
The key to using any callus remover effectively and safely is to use them as directed. Don’t use a callus remover in any way other than the way they were intended and instructed to be used. Using a callus remover incorrectly, or in a way contrary to the directions is unsafe and potentially dangerous. Before you use any callus remover in any way, read the directions and make sure you understand how it should be used. Simply said, your feet will thank you for it.
Most doctors agree that the primary causes of calluses on your feet are ill-fitting shoes. There are other places on your body where calluses can occur since the primary cause of causes is friction against the skin, but your feet are usually an especially troublesome area. This problem of calluses forming on other parts of your body is the primary reason why callus removers are designed in different ways. The primary design is with a head that serves as an abrasive roller, but others have single points on them that can be used on other parts of the body such as the hands. Don’t use a callus remover on your feet that was designed for use elsewhere. Likewise, don’t use a callus remover that was designed for your hands and other places that was designed for use on your feet.
In order to treat callus comprehensively and completely, you may need to make a few changes in the way you care for your feet. This is because if you do use a callus remover you should try to use it only when it is needed. A callus remover is not a general use tool. It is also true that repeated need for using a callus remover is an indicator of a more serious problem, such as ill-fitting shoes.
There are probably few tools in a given home that get as much use as callus removers. After all, calluses are a problem of society. They always have been as long as people have worn shoes. They become the rage suddenly, then no sooner fade away. The best ones, however, are those that have withstood the test of time. Fortunately, the ones that stay with us the longest are normally the safest and most efficient, but it also depends, to a great extent, on how they are used. This is because even the safest can be used incorrectly and end up hurting you.
If you have questions, check with your doctor. Chances are good that he will refer you to one of the devices described above for your home callus care. This is simply because they are generally considered safe to use, but as stated above, use your common sense. You will not only feel better, but you will look better too. And calluses on your feet or other parts of your body will be a thing of the past.