Hard, dry and rough skin
Calluses on the soles of the feet are actually a normal protective reaction of the skin. An impaired skin barrier, loss of moisture and pressure or friction can lead to the formation of large calluses. The skin is then extremely dry and prone to cracking, so that further moisture is then lost.
Tip: A relaxing foot bath softens the skin, and then a pumice stone can be used to carefully remove the dead skin cells. An alternative is Curaped Callus Remover, a special cream which removes unsightly calluses from the toes, the balls of the feet and the heels. Thanks to the special ingredients and high urea content, the troublesome hard skin is naturally removed after about four weeks and the skin is intensively moisturised.
These painful calluses are caused by shoes repeatedly pressing and rubbing the skin in the same place. They grow into the deeper layers of the skin, where they come into contact with nerves, which is what causes the pain.
Tip: Never attempt to remove a corn yourself. Special corn plasters are available from the pharmacy.
The best way to cut toenails is with nail scissors. The tip of the nail should be cut completely straight. In order to prevent nail bed inflammation and ingrown toenails, the corners should not be filed into a curved shape. As a finishing touch, a splash of colour can be added with nail varnish.