After your next foot soak, just a few extra minutes with the Gehwol Sponge for Hard Skin can take your soles smoothness to a whole new level. This dual-sized mineral sponge has a white, coarse side for removing corns and Corns & Calluses and a fine, blue side to smooth more delicate skin on the ankles and knees. Dead skin buildup is gone in a flash, and gorgeous feet are yours once again. Myhard skin gets very thick and sore from the way I walk aswell so removing itmakes my feet feel light and smooth like a babies bum. The relievement is unbelieveable. A couple of bad conditions that can develop from untreated hard skin are foot ulcers and calluses. Help prevent them happening by keeping the feet in check and seeing to them when they need caring for. Also, it is vital to use the proper tools to remove hard skin so you don't cause further harm to the skin Fill a basin with warm sudsy water and soak the feet for about 5 minutes. Or you could use Epsom salts or essential oils which will soften the skin prior to treating the hard skin When the weather warms up, people want to shed those heavy winter shoes and wear lightweight sandals or even no shoes at all. Unfortunately, exposing our feet to the elements can often cause them to end up looking a little shabby. Feet can easily get dried out and damaged during the warm weather months. By establishing a daily foot care regimen, you can keep your feet looking healthy and beautiful to match those great new sandals! You can save any unused was to use for future wax treatments. Store in an airtight container until ready to use again. Then simply re-melt and repeat the procedure whenever desired. To test whether your arches still have some spring in them look at your feet when you are standing. Do they have arches or not? Then sit with your legs dangling. Is the arch higher or are they still flat? If the arch is higher you still have some spring in them. You can work on that and strengthen them. If the arches are still flat you will need orthotics to support them. Podiatrists call orthotics, orthoses (from the Greek, orthosis - making straight). Corns and calluses are both caused by friction and pressure. They are usually a protective reaction to prevent damage or blistering of the skin. Hence educating normal diabetic patients about the common reasons why they end up in amputation would make them take steps to avoid it when they encounter similar predisposing factors for diabetic foot infections Since the feet of diabetic patients swells in evening with neuropathy,a shoe that fits well in the morning may be too tight by end of day when feet swells,since perception of pain is lost in diabetic neuropathy patient continues to wear tight shoes for prolonged periods without comfort,end result would be blisters/infection at most compressed region by tight shoes Practice good foot care. Take a look at your feet often; use a mirror to look at the bottoms of you feet. Look for cuts, blisters, and ingrown toenails. Ask a member of your family for help if you need it. If you have diabetes, be sure to check your feet every day. If you have a problem with your feet, your family doctor can help, or you can see a doctor who treats feet, called a podiatrist. Make Sure The Shoes Fit Fungal Infection This is quite common between the toes. This can affect nail plates, making them very hard, thick and brittle. In summers, this condition is caused due to loss of water from the skin. On the other hand, decrease of humidity leads to cracked heels in winters. Heel spurs can also lead to dry skin and cracked heels. Flat feet as well as high arched feet can also be vulnerable to this condition. If the skin becomes very hard, do not try to remove it yourself with a razor or blade. Get it removed from a health care professional, to avoid the risk of infection. Start on the person's right foot working the reflex points of each system in the body and then continue working on the left foot. Place onion slice on corn and tie a bandage around it to keep the slice in place. Maintain overnight and remove the next morning. This is an effective solution to the problem of corns. Grind 3-4 licorice sticks; add sesame oil or mustard oil to whip up a thick paste. Application of the paste on corns reduces corn size and softens them. Crush 5-6 aspirin tablets. Make a paste by adding half teaspoon lemon juice and water. Apply the paste on corns and wrap a warm, moist towel around. After 10 minutes , remove the towel and scrape with a brush or pumice stone. This is an effective corn treatment. Though caring for the feet needs the same amount of attention we give to other and more exposed parts of our body, it does not necessarily mean that it involves hard work. If you prefer to neglect your feet because you don't have time to regularly visit a foot clinic for a spa and exfoliation, then you must know that there are other easier and more affordable options which you can consider. Heel Tastic comprises of natural ingredients, which contain the anti- bacterial and anti-fungal agents. These agents nullify the effect of bacteria in the dry skin and cure the root tissue, which causes the dryness and cracks the skin.