What to expect?
Calluses form when your skin dries out. Pair that with the amount of steps you take every day and calluses are likely to form. But fear not! A callus peel couldn’t be simpler and is usually performed in four easy steps. First, your therapist will apply a specially designed skin patch to the bottom of your foot and your heel to soften your skin. Next, a plastic scraper will be used to gently peel off the callus. Trust us, this is nowhere near as painful as it may sound. In fact, the sensation is often described as a soothing one and many people compare it to the relaxing experience of reflexology. Who would have thought? After the callus has been removed (hallelujah!), your therapist will polish the healthy skin found beneath before moisturising it with nourishing and hydrating cream. You may want to find out the name of it at this point, as we have a feeling you’ll be impressed. And there you have it! You’ll be free to go and can expect a spring in your step straight away.
###Know before you go
- Callus peels only take 20 minutes, so you can head to your local salon on your lunch break and still have time to run other errands!
- Although a callus peel is a simple treatment, it may not be suitable if you have particularly dry heels. If your calluses are extremely thick or you’re also suffering from corns, it’s probably best to see a podiatrist first.
- Some people compare a callus peel to peeling an orange. This may not be the prettiest mental image, but it does go to show how effective it is!
If the thought of getting your feet out in front of others leaves you in a slight state of panic, a callus peel is bound to work wonders for your confidence. After all, life’s too short to be worrying about your feet…