how do you get hard skin off your feet

(58 Posts)
PussInBrogues Wed 30-Apr-14 14:34:12

trying to get sanda/flip flop ready

EasterSundaySimmons Wed 30-Apr-14 14:39:05

I do to get hard skin because I keep up a daily maintenance on my feet.

However, you could start by soaking your feet in bowl or bath and use a pumice stone to remove the build up of skin.

Then use a moisturiser of your choice, flexibility is popular and rub all over feet and wear a paid of cotton ankle socks over them and sleep overnight in them. Then continue to moisturise your feet every morning and night and once a week or more, sleep with the socks on.

It works for me.

EasterSundaySimmons Wed 30-Apr-14 14:39:22

I do means I don't,

ThatBloodyWoman Wed 30-Apr-14 14:40:13

Newtons chiropody sponge followed with flexitol.

Go barefoot as much as possible.

RubyReins Wed 30-Apr-14 15:30:39
HazleNutt Wed 30-Apr-14 15:36:53
PussInBrogues Wed 30-Apr-14 15:36:56

here was thinking of this

HazleNutt Wed 30-Apr-14 15:40:25

or that, I think all those micro/express pedi things are quite similar. Use that one, then slather on some thick cream and put socks on overnight, and voila, perfect feet.

FoxyHarlow123 Wed 30-Apr-14 15:41:10

They look revolting Ruby!

Soap n Glory foot file and any old moisturiser.

uggmum Wed 30-Apr-14 15:41:55

I have a 'soap and glory' foot file. I file daily and then apply a heel cream. After 2 weeks you will notice a real difference. My heels are now smooth.

However, you have to keep doing it. If you stop the skin builds up again.

itiswhatitiswhatitis Wed 30-Apr-14 15:42:22

I have them scraped by a podiatrist and then use flexibility everyday

Annianni Wed 30-Apr-14 15:44:41

Flexitol, it's the best.

RubyReins Wed 30-Apr-14 16:03:00

Oh yes they are positively disgusting but the results are brilliant.

squoosh Wed 30-Apr-14 16:04:07
MeanwhileHighAboveTheField Wed 30-Apr-14 16:06:04

Sandpaper, honest! A good coarse 60grit, works really well.

BeCool Wed 30-Apr-14 17:18:07

I don't have much of a hard skin on feet problem - this along with very modest body hair is my blessing in life smile (I am fat though).

I use a pumice stone (plucked from the shores of Lake Taupo in 1996) occasionally and a bit of moisturiser.

WildBill Wed 30-Apr-14 19:49:57

BeCool - bwahaha you made me laugh :-)

When my are bad I visit the chiropodists. She cuts toenails, uses a scalpel to remove hard skin and corns/callouses then uses an electric sander to buff then a massage. Feels like brand new feet after. Sounds violent but doesn't hurt and feet feel great.
Newtons chiropody sponge is excellent - buy on e-bay. followed by any foot cream.

WillowMoo Wed 30-Apr-14 20:24:54

Footner socks left on for a couple of hours. 3-5 days minging scaly days later : PERFECT feet smile

BeattieBow Wed 30-Apr-14 20:29:15

I'm on day 6 after my footners - I can't take my socks off because there's chunks of skin falling off. I love it.

Snapespeare Wed 30-Apr-14 20:37:20

Footner! There is nothing more satisfying than picking dead skin off of your feet. I did mine last September.. I must be due another go soon!

Bibbitybobbetyboo Wed 30-Apr-14 22:29:03

Another one for Newtons chiropody sponge followed by flexitol. You can get them on amazon and after just one use I saw an amazing difference. Now use it for a few days every month to keep the hard skin and cracked heels at bay.

CointreauVersial Wed 30-Apr-14 22:33:38

Just googled Footner - sounds right up my street. I'm getting me some of those bad boys.

But I don't dare do it until the autumn when I'm wearing socks again.

BarbaraPalmer Wed 30-Apr-14 22:40:30

lloyds do a corn and callous knife
you just shave all the horrid skin away
you only cut yourself the first four or five times, after that it's great grin

and yy to flexitol - I use it daily in the summer, and then the shaver knife thing weekly. you definitely need to do regular maintenance otherwise the horrid skin takes a grip really quickly. it's worse than japanese knotweed TBH.

BarbaraPalmer Wed 30-Apr-14 22:41:00
DougalTheCheshireCat Wed 30-Apr-14 23:00:06

Marking place. There's loads of useful info here

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