Whenever I present to the Students at the schools I am affiliated with, I always hope for them to learn at least “1” thing from my presentation.
What is so great about presenting at the schools, is the complete obvious lack of interest most of the students have in learning about feet. The rolled eyes, the Ewwwws, the look of disinterest, the boredom, all play a part in my presentation.
Why? Because I know, by the time I am done with my presentation, this will all change. The “1” constant change, is helping them realize it isn’t just about Pedicures…..it’s about Feet. “Their feet” And, to get right to the point, I share with them the importance of calluses, whether the skin on the feet is healthy or not.
WHAT IS A CALLUS?
A callus is a protective thickening of the skin. They are found on areas of the foot which bear most of our weight. Calluses are a “natural” protective mechanism.
When we walk, our footwear AND our gait are blame for a callus forming. Constantly rubbing or pounding on the same area time after time after time, our brain will send a signal to our skin on our feet telling it to do something before we wear the skin down straight to the bone. Hence, a callus forms.
When we remove that callus, the brain again sends a signal that the skin on our feet hasn’t done it’s job. Hence, a thicker, harder callus forms.
Calluses are our friends. They are their to protect us. However, we don’t want it to look bad or feel bad do we? Fortunately, there are steps we can take to make them look better AND feel better.
Use a foot soak or shower gel with a moisturizing base
When getting or giving Pedicures, use a moisturizing base callus softener
Don’t “shave” or “shred” the callus to remove
Use a daily moisturizing based skin care product for the feet
THE SKIN ON OUR FEET, JUST LIKE THE REST OF OUR BODIES IS THERE TO PROTECT US. TREAT IT KINDLY. KEEP IT HYDRATED, MOIST, LUBRICATED AND INJURY FREE TO HELP
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