Dry, hardened skin that builds up on your feet can make you insecure about going barefoot or wearing sandals. The hardened skin, also referred to as calluses, forms because your body is trying to protect your feet from friction and pressure. Instead of cutting away the dead skin, use a Ped Egg to eliminate the unsightly skin on the bottom of your feet. The Ped Egg features a gentle filing and emery pad surface that sloughes away dead skin without damaging your feet.
Things You'll Need
Soak your feet in warm water for approximately 10 minutes. Soaking your feet, softens them. Soft skin is easier to remove than dry, hard skin. Pat your feet dry with a clean towel.
Cross your left foot over your right knee, while sitting down. This creates a solid base and gives you easy access to the bottom of your foot.
Hold your foot with your non-dominant hand, and hold the Ped Egg in your dominant hand. Place the Ped Egg over a patch of hard skin on the bottom of your left foot. Make a back-and-forth sawing motion with the metal filing surface of the Ped Egg. The filing surface has to scrape at the skin of your foot. Add more pressure to areas with thicker, dead skin.
Check your progress frequently. Avoid over-filing your skin because this may cause pain and irritation. Remove the Ped Egg away from your left foot and slide your hand over the filed surface. Keep filing and checking frequently, if the skin still feels thick and hard.
Peel a Ped Egg emery pad away from its backing, and stick it onto the outside of the Ped Egg’s bottom cover.
Brush the emery pad over the bottom of your left foot to smooth the filed areas. Repeat the entire process on your right foot.
Moisturize your feet with foot lotion to keep them soft.
Consult your doctor if you are diabetic and have dry skin on your feet; improper treatment of dry feet in people with diabetes can result in infections.
Clean the Ped Egg after each use. Open up the Ped Egg and discard the skin shavings. Wash the filing surface and the top cover of the Ped Egg with warm water and mild soap. Wipe the bottom cover clean with a moist cloth. Avoid getting the emery pad wet. Dry all parts of your Ped Egg with a towel.
References and ResourcesMayoClinic.com: Corns and Calluses
Ped Egg: Ped Egg Instructions