Archive for the ‘Callus’ Category

Are your feet ready for summer weather?

       
Monday, June 10th, 2013

Are your feet ready for summer weather?

Before you hit the beach this summer, you're going to want to make sure that your feet are soft and smooth to the touch. Doing so can spare you from embarrassment when it comes time to slip on your flip-flops. If you've been hiding your feet in sneakers and boots all winter long, they likely need a little TLC. Here are some tips for soft, callus-free feet.

Exfoliate regularly
Just as you do with your face and other parts of your body, Daily Glow stated that it's necessary to use an exfoliant on your feet. This removes dead skin and makes it easier for moisturizer to be absorbed.

Soak your feet
Global Post claimed that soaking your feet in hot water for five to 10 minutes on a routine basis can help you prevent them from drying out and cracking.

Wear comfortable, breathable shoes
The key to healthy feet begins with what you wear on them. Ideally, you should wear shoes that fit your feet properly and allow them to breathe. This can prevent the development of blisters and hard-to-remove calluses over time.

Head to Toe Naturally Beautiful

       
Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Head to Toe Naturally Beautiful

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Looking for some natural solutions to all your beauty needs? Gotcha covered.

  • Split Ends: The fatty acids in avocados feed your dry hair. Make a paste with egg and olive oil and rinse out.
  • Acne: Use a cotton swab to dab tea tree oil onto pesky acne. It’s a natural (and ancient) remedy.
  • Calluses: Pumice stones are a traditional fav, but lava rocks are new “it” treatment for your calluses.
  • Shaving: Applying witch hazel to razor burn can reduce unsightly bumps and make them sting less.

Do you struggle with calluses?

       
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Do you struggle with calluses?From tight-fitting stilettos to flats that pinch your feet throughout the day, looking fabulous can have it's price, and it often comes in the form of calluses and dry heels. If you struggle day in and day out with calluses, now is the time to take action. With a few of these quick tips, you can get rid of calluses once and for all and rejuvenate your feet.

Ill-fitting shoes are the main culprit behind calluses, and if you spend most of your time rushing around the office, it's easy to understand why they can have such a damaging effect on feet. Once you get home, it's important to put your feet up – literally. With a nourishing sugar and mango foot polish, you can hydrate the dry skin on your feet and give your heels a vital dose of nutrients.

When it comes to treating stubborn calluses, you'll need to call in the big guns. A fluid designed to slough away tough, hardened skin, and soften calluses can be an excellent resource and deliver spot-specific treatment to coarse heels.

But above all, if you want to prevent calluses, you should consider changing up your footwear. If heels are mandatory around your office, try slipping into sneakers when you're driving or traveling to work. While at your desk, you can change your pointed heels for comfortable sandals that won't place pressure on your feet. 

Pretty Piggies and Nail Polish Trends – Spring/Summer 2012

       
Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Prefect Pedicure and Nail Polish Trends - Spring/Summer 2012

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Five Steps for perfect pedicure:
1) Soak: Add essentials oils to water for an at-home spa experience.
2) Scrub: Slough off those rough spots with a sugar or salt-based exfoliant.
3) Trim & file: Clip toenails straight across, then smooth the edges with a nail file.
4) Moisturize & Massage: Giving your feet a mini-massage will relax your feet and reduce swelling.
5) Polish: After applying a basecoat, swipe polish center, left and right.

Expert advice for removing calluses

       
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Expert advice for removing callusesAs the warm summer weather continues, it’s the perfect time to wear your newest pair of sandals, whether they are casual flip flops or gladiator-style platforms. However, before you don a pair of shoes that shows your toes, make sure your feet are well-groomed and ready to be seen.

Calluses, layers of tough skin formed by pressure and friction, can be both unpleasant to look at and uncomfortable. Luckily, removing the annoying skin abnormalities may not be too difficult.

“The safest way [to remove calluses] is to use a pumice stone or file to buff away a callus after a bath or shower, when skin is at its softest,” Rock Positano, podiatrist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, told Allure magazine. Tweezerman Pedro Callus Stone features a rough side for removing calluses and a fine side for smoothing and massaging feet.

Women can also use liquid formulas that contain salicylic acid, like like Babor Feetness Callus Remover Fluid, but Positano suggests testing the formula on a small patch of skin first, to make sure you aren’t allergic to the product.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19923450-ADNFCR