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While many of us have been stocking up on press-on nail kits and our favorite nail shades to get us through quarantine, there is one thing we certainly shouldn’t deny — our feet. And if you’re trying to figure out how to remove foot calluses safely while at home, well that’s another obstacle along the way.
To spare all of you photos of my feet, just trust me when I say I haven’t done the best in ensuring my stompers are cute, polished and sandal-worthy. Since my normally-scheduled monthly trip to the nail salon for pedicures has been placed on hold for the last seven months, I was tasked with finding my own solution. Of course, to find the best foot callus remover, I had to head to Amazon.
Thankfully, this $9 foot callus remover from Amazon has saved the day (and my heels). I mean, how can you beat a $9 buy?
Shop: Colossal Foot Rasp Foot File and Callus Remover, $8.95
Firstly, this file gets the job DONE, ya hear me? After only one use, my dry, chaffed heels felt as smooth as a baby’s bottom or Beyoncé’s skin. The paddle handle made it very easy to hold and the file could be used on both dry and wet foot surfaces. I prefer it on wet skin, like after a shower or a quick five-minute foot soak, for best results.
If you don’t believe me, the proof is in the pudding: Y’all, this foot file has over 27,000 reviews on Amazon with a collective 4.7-star rating. One customer, who said that they “basically have hooves for heels,” (I, too, have hooves) calls the foot file the “holy grail of extraneous foot skin removal.”
They did, however, point out that when using this product it’s important to not be heavy-handed. They wrote, “A word of warning — this thing will take off the tips of your toes if you’re not careful. I nicked my pinky toes twice before I figured out how to NOT do that.”
Okay, so how do you avoid nicking off too much? It’s easy: Ensure that the skin is soft once you’re finished soaking or are out of the shower, and then gently and slowly scrape against the parts of your feet that need attention. Even if there’s still a bit of hard skin after a few swipes, leave it and come back another day to avoid over-scraping. It’s sort of like a cheese grate, but without the back-and-forth motion.
The high-quality stainless steel surface works instantly to shave off layers of dried callouses and skin. And with ratings this high, can you even question how effective it is?
The best part is if you are at home with others who want to also use it, you can take an alcohol wipe or spray and gently sanitize the tool for use. I sanitize mine after each use, even though it’s just me. Hey, you like it, I love it.
Go on and grab this highly-rated foot file for only $9 on Amazon! You and your feet will certainly thank me!
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