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.
Here I am again finishing off my notorious right heel with a scalpel, foot file and urea cream.
As I mentioned in my previous video, I get thicker callus here than on my left. It also comes back faster.
This happens because my right foot hits the ground harder than on my left.
Inside of my shoe, it gets churned and turned against the insoles I wear.
I find I always get a ridge of hard skin on the outside of my heel that's denser than the rest.
So it had to go!
Your humble pinky toe is an unsung hero. Thanks to it, you know where the next unstable inch of ground lurks.
(Or if that step from the cab is too far after six Mojitos)
But what do you do as a way of thanks? You clamp, pinch and crush it all day long.
Yet, like a fairground fighter, it takes its licks. It recovers in silence and does the same the next day. And the one after.
Sometimes, though, those bouts take their toll. Instead of a slur and thick ears, you get callus and pain on your pinky toe.
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.
It's that time (again) for my favorite dinner-table topic: thick yellow foot skin.
This one is all about pinch callus. That hard skin ridge that runs up the base of your painful pinky toe.
Or a mustard-colored clump on the side of your big toe.
Why do these areas attract pinch callus? Why do you get it?
(It means you've got a little toe that juts under — or a big toe that twists off to the side)
And how do you get rid of it? At least for a while.
Most people come to me for skin-related foot problems. By that, I mean warts, foot corns and callus.
I've written about corns vs warts before, but what about with skin callus added to the mix?
All three are ugly and uncomfortable. They're also tough to tell apart.
This confusion means you waste money on useless remedies. You limp on and on, ashamed to bare your sole.
So, here's a pro guide on wart vs callus (including pinch callus on toes).
You'll soon know the difference — and how to treat them!