Soft and Smooth Feet - Rough Skin Remover Kit
Good foot skin care can prevent thick, rough skin and painful callouses and heel cracking. But you need the right combination of products including a powerful foot care cream that really softens the dry, hard skin and the best professional foot files that can effectively remove the dead skin from your feet once the skin on your feet is soft.
Rough and excessively thick skin on the bottoms of your feet can be unsightly, embarrassing, painful, and even just annoying because it snags fabric. Worse yet, the skin can become so dry and thick that the skin on your heels and on the balls of your feet cracks. The cracks hurt and they also put you at risk for infections.
You are more at risk for these foot skin problems:
- as you age,
- if you do a lot of impact exercise, and
- when you wear sandals for any length of time.
Problems with thick, rough foot skin also get worse for women after menopause.
In fact, post-menopausal callusing and thickening of the feet is so common that the condition has a medical name, keratoderma climactericum. (Loosely translated, this term means thick feet skin after the "climax" of a woman’s life, which is apparently menopause - thanks "forefathers" of medicine!) I say, to heck with keratoderma climactericum and to heck with rough, thick, yellow skin on the bottoms of the feet too. My Foot Care Kit can give everyone soft, attractive, and comfortable feet skin at any age.
If you have foot skin problems, you're not alone. During the course of my dermatology skin exams, I see a lot of rough, thick, cracking skin on the feet because it's so common. I am also prone to it. I developed my Foot Care Kit as a "turnkey" solution for myself and my patients.
The magic of my Foot Care Kit comes from the powerful AHA glycolic acid in the foot cream combined with the right foot file and synthetic pumice bar for physical exfoliation.
Why is glycolic acid the best remedy for thick foot skin?
Strong professional-strength glycolic acid eats through massively thickened foot skin. Glycolic acid is a keratolytic, meaning it loosens the 'glue' holding dead cells together so you can file them off. It also compacts the dead cell layer so it is less thick. This makes it softer. My Glycolic Acid Body Lotion does the trick - it's as effective at softening your feet as it is in giving you velvety soft body skin. I've used it for years and love the results.
I like it better than urea, salicylic acid, or lactic acid foot care products. Plus, most foot cream products just soften skin without loosening the cells so that you can easily file them off. Once the dead skin on your feet is softened by the Glycolic Acid Body Lotion it easily files off.
You also need the right tools to remove thick and rough foot skin and with my kit, you get the Mr. Pumi synthetic Pumice Bar to quickly buff away the softened skin. My Foot Kit also includes a finishing Professional Foot File to smooth your feet so that they're soft again. These are salon-quality professional products that work really well and are reasonably priced.
Prepare to have baby soft feet that look great in sandals. No more embarrassing "hoofs" that snag fabric, crack, and are embarrassing. Once controlled, soft, healthy, and attractive foot skin is usually easy to maintain with less frequent treatment.
Glycolic Acid Body Lotion
15% glycolic acid lotion
Mr. Pumi Synthetic Extra-Coarse Pumice Bar:
Synthetic pumice buffing pad
Professional Foot File:
Plastic two-sided file with 2 grades of grit - coarse and fine.
Wash your feet well with soap and water, then soak your feet for 5 or 10 minutes in warm water or take a bath or shower.
Apply the Glycolic Acid Lotion generously to the thickened areas of your foot skin and cover with a pair of socks for 8 hours or more.
The next day, soak your feet again, or take a bath or shower, and use the Mr. Pumi Pumice Bar to remove as much softened dead skin as you comfortably can. Be careful not to buff into tender skin. Finish by using the Professional Foot File. File first with the courser side then use the finer side of the foot file.
Repeat daily until your skin is soft. Then use as needed to maintain healthy, smooth foot skin.
A few words of caution for foot care:
Don't put the Glycolic Acid Body Lotion on open cracks. Seal these first with Bag Balm and keep the Glycolic Lotion away from the cracks. Slowly they will heal and, as your feet improve, you will be able to treat these areas too.
Take care not to remove all the dead skin that protects your feet.
Diabetics and people with neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease need to consult their physician before starting any new foot treatments such as this.
Remember, sometimes athlete's foot causes thick foot skin too. If your feet have a sour odor, itch, or have blisters, if you have toe nail fungus, or if you just think that you might have athlete's foot, then you may need to treat athlete's foot with over-the-counter medicated anti-fungal creams before starting this kit.
Glycolic Acid Body Lotion (6.7 fl. oz.)
Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclomethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Stearyl Alcohol, Ammonium Hydroxide, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phospholipids, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Ascorbic Acid, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Superoxide Dismutase, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Laureth-7, Chitosan, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Propyl Gallate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
Mr. Pumi Pumice Bar:
Synthetic pumice buffing pad weighing 0.16 oz and measuring 5 inches in length, 2 inches in width.
Professional Foot File:
Plastic two-sided file weighting 2.1 oz, measuring 10 inches in length, 2 1/2 inches in width. One side provides coarse 80 grit to get the job done and the other side has 100 grit to smooth skin to a fine texture and feel.