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Old 08-12-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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After years of suffocating my feet in shoes and socks, I decided to start going barefoot and wearing flip flops and sandals on a regular basis in the summer. My feet were in decent condition at first but I noticed that as the summer went on, they started getting rougher on the bottom with dead skin. Is this a sign that I need a pedicure? Do you ladies know of any way I can take care of this myself? Being a guy I don't think I could bring myself to go in to get one LOL
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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get a ped egg and go to town with it on your feet!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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You can get a pumice stone or a foot file at the drug store. Use it on the rough patches either in or after your shower while the skin is still damp. Once a week or so, put lotion on your feet and wear socks for a few hours to let it soak in.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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Good for you! It's nice to see a man take care of his feet. My feet callus easily, so this is what I do.

1. Get a Ped Egg and a brush/pumice combo, one with a handle. Ped Eggs are about $10 and can be found at Target, Walmart or any drugstore. If you live in a dry climate or have chronically thick calluses, you might get some special lotion for your feet too.

Amazon.com: Telebrands Ped Egg for Men: Kitchen & Dining

Amazon.com: AquaBella Pumice Brush (Twin Pack): Beauty

Amazon.com: Callus Eliminator- Dry Heel Eliminator Combo: Beauty

2. For a first-time slough, take a nice, hot, soapy shower. Better yet, a bath or soak your feet. Use the Ped Egg to get a lot of the callus off. It's basically a handheld cheese grater. I know, gross, but it works.
3. To finish up the first-time slough, and to maintain the smoothness, use the pumice two or three times a week after a shower, or in the shower. It's like sandpaper; rub in one direction. DO NOT try to get all the callus off at once, lest you expose very sensitive skin. Get the completely dead, dry stuff off and hone the rest down over time. And be careful of any deep cracks in the callus. Those will hurt like heck if you expose them too much or pull them open.
4. Be sure to get the back of your heel, the sides of your foot, and the balls of your feet.
5. Moisturize. Foot cream can be very thick and almost greasy. It will work very well but take a while to penetrate, so you might want to put it on before you sleep. I like these, and they won't make you smell like a girl:

Amazon.com: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream 2 oz.: Beauty

Amazon.com: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Moisturizing Treatment, Cracked Heel…

6. Cut your toenails once a week.

Anyone sharing your bed will thank you!
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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After years of suffocating my feet in shoes and socks, I decided to start going barefoot and wearing flip flops and sandals on a regular basis in the summer. My feet were in decent condition at first but I noticed that as the summer went on, they started getting rougher on the bottom with dead skin. Is this a sign that I need a pedicure? Do you ladies know of any way I can take care of this myself? Being a guy I don't think I could bring myself to go in to get one LOL
Well, Duh!

Don'tcha think the body might need some extra protection on the bottom of a bare foot? It's a natural "sole" that all who go barefoot will develop so don't be crazy enough to remove it and still go barefoot.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Its best to use stones over blades. Blades can make it worse in the long run. But they are good for the occasional heavy duty clean ups.

I have been mixing crushed aspirin in with my nightly foot creme. It is suppose to aid in getting rid of the dead skin. Its cheaper than the acne pad per use. (oprah trick)

Take a chapstick with you. Rip off the label so you don't use it on your mouth by accident . Lip balm is good for quick swipes when you are out and are easier to carry than lotion when you don't have a bag.
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