Learning more about hard skin and how to prevent it
There are different types of hard skin that form on the foot - one of which are calluses. Calluses are like the foot’s defence mechanism; hard skin forms over a cracked area of the foot as a protective barrier against further injury. Wearing shoes without socks, improper walking motion, overly-tight or loose shoes or lack of moisture can all cause hard skin.
Usually hard skin develops when thick skin on the soles of our feet quickly becomes dry, rough and brittle. An excess of new cells form in response to pressure and friction points and those areas rapidly become horny and dry with thickened dead skin and take on an unseemly yellowish colour. As result, there can be some areas on the feet with rough, circular patches of skin, especially around the heel area or on the skin under the ball of the foot.
Calluses are generally not harmful but can lead to painful cracked skin, bacterial infections, and bleeding if left untreated or if feet are lacking regular foot care like hard skin removal or moisture with special creams. Consequently, it is not only the most attractive look – especially during the summer months when sandals are in vogue, but it can also be a painful nuisance if it becomes severe and if it’s not treated.
To maintain beautiful soft and healthy feet it’s important to remove hard skin from your feet on a regular basis
Foot Care Routine
To maintain beautiful soft and healthy feet it’s important to remove hard skin from your feet on a regular basis. When it comes to Calluses, you don’t need to suffer for long as a podiatrist can remove them in no time at all. But there are foot care products that you can use in the comfort of your own home. To remove hard skin effortlessly use the Scholl’s Velvet Smooth™ Express Pedi foot file. It gently buffs away dead skin to reveal smooth, soft skin beneath.
When looking for skin removal products to gently buff and remove hard skin, roller heads with different coarse levels are the perfect tool to leave your skin looking visibly smooth. To help get soft beautiful feet in the comforts of your home you can chose from a range of rollerheads: from rollerheads with Diamond Crystals for the removal of thicker hard skin to rollerheads with Marine Minerals for more gentle hard skin removal for the perfect finishing touch. No matter which rollerhead, they fit all Scholl electronic foot files.
A good moisturising cream is another product which can be used to prevent hard skin and make sure that the skin of your feet receives necessary moisture. Moisturised skin has more elasticity and is better able to accommodate the movements of the foot. When skin is hydrated, it’s less likely to become cracked and damaged over time. To help keep your rough feet continuously smooth and improve your foot care, add Scholl Velvet Smooth™ daily moisturiser to your daily feet routine.