Rough and ready winter cracked heel taken down a peg or two.
I used a small 15 scalpel blade which worked surprisingly well. This heel fissure is painful and split.
Ones getting deep like this need several skin removals over time. The callus itself is easy to chip off.
I then applied foot cream halfway through to thoroughly moisturize (Gehwol Fusskraft Mint)
In this foot skin shaving video, I went in dry. So to speak.
In other words, I went straight scalpel to skin. Without foot cream on first (my preferred method).
As I've said before, dry heel skin scalpel removal makes bigger chunks of skin fly off (great for video if you're into that sort of thing).
The downside: it's a lot easier to take too much off or get an uneven finish.
The type of scalpel planing blade I use is a Number 10.
Foot cream I used was Gehwol Fusskraft Blue. The foot file I recommend.
It's time we had a little chat about shoes — the bad ones.
Now, everyone knows the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
(Whatever happened to that saying?)
And there's no doubt about where footwear falls in a woman's life...
...just behind oxygen and in front of handbags.
The problem is: shoes are by far the biggest cause of foot pain.
But this rogues line-up isn't restricted to 6-inch high stilettos. This list of infamy also includes footwear that a lot of men spend all day wearing.
Or both if you're Steven Tyler.
Do you always get bad cracked heels in the winter?
Or have pale grey splits only appeared during this cold snap?
Ragged dry skin that catches your socks isn't just a warm-weather thing. The crisp frosty mornings can coincide with piercing heel pain and thick yellow callus.
Though often painful and unsightly, this condition is easily treated.