How to Remove Calluses Quickly and Painlessly

Who says feet have to be ugly? If you know how to remove calluses and do your own pedicure at home, you can have gorgeous feet!

Who says feet have to be ugly? If you know how to remove calluses and do your own pedicure at home, you can have gorgeous feet!


How to Remove Calluses Quickly and Painlessly


1. Soak Your Feet


To start your DIY pedicure, grab a big bowl, a good book, and a salon-quality foot soak such as OPI Pedicure Soak. Fill your bowl, lean back, and let the foot soak work its magic. After about 10 minutes, the water will have cooled off, and you can take your feet out.


2. File Your Feet


To remove calluses painlessly, you need a top-notch file such as the Tweezerman Sole Mates Foot File + Smoother. This handy 2-in-1 tool has a micro-file on one side that gently removes calluses and another side that smoothly files down the remaining skin.

PRO TIP: Be careful not to get too crazy with your foot file. Removing calluses and dead skin should never hurt. If it’s irritating your skin, stop. You don’t need to go deep or file for a long time.


3. Grab a Good Foot Cream


After you've soaked and filed your feet, slather on a good cream. For a soothing fix that leaves your feet feeling amazing for hours, check out OPI Pedicure Smooth. Once you try this deep-penetrating AHA treatment with avocado lipid complex, you'll never be able to go back to watery body lotion.


How to Remove Calluses Quickly and Painlessly


4. Sleep on It


One of the best things you can do for your feet is to give them an overnight DIY pedicure treatment. All you need is a thick lotion and a pair of socks. For a high-quality overnight treatment, we love Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Foot Cream.

Slather on the cream and massage it into your skin. Then slide your socks on top. When you wake up, your feet will feel amazing. What could be easier?


5. Get the Right Shoes


Shoes that fit properly are so important! Tight shoes cause irritation and calluses.

To find the perfect fit, go shopping for shoes at the end of the day, when your feet are most swollen. If your must-have pair fits like a dream late in the day, then they were meant to be yours.

PRO TIP: Keep your toenails trimmed and filed. Nails that are just slightly too long can cause your feet to push harder on particular spots in your shoes, and calluses will form over time.


6. Get It Checked Out


If you have hard patches of skin and foot pain that won’t go away, talk to a doctor. Recurring calluses in particular spots could be an indication that you need custom inserts to prevent irritation.

 

How to Remove Calluses Quickly and Painlessly