Summer brings sandals and open-toed shoes, but they can cause dry skin, calluses, and corns on your feet. Don't worry, we've got you covered with the solution - a pedicure knife! Learn how to use it and say goodbye to foot problems.
Choosing the right pedicure knife is crucial before you start scraping off dead skin, calluses, and corns. Grip it between your index finger and thumb, and use it gently on your feet and toes. But wait, there's more! Read on to discover which knife to use for each specific foot ailment.
Hot weather can cause dry and peeling skin on your feet. To make moisturizers and foot masks more effective, use a pedicure knife to gently remove dead skin. Choose a curved blade for the best results.
To remove calluses with a pedicure knife, treat them first, and be gentle while scraping off the dead skin. Finish with a pumice stone. Different types of pedicure knives may be used depending on the callus's location.
To remove a painful corn, dry it out with juice or a corn remover before using a pedicure knife. Use a curved knife to remove dead skin and a straight or inclined knife for the core. Repeat as necessary.
Expand your foot grooming options with these similar instruments to complement your pedicure knife.
Also known as a cuticle trimmer, this tool has a sharp fork on one end and a gripper on the other. Soften the skin with cuticle oil or cream, then use the trimmer to push against and remove the excess cuticle.
Foot files are a common tool in pedicure kits for removing calluses and dry skin. They work like a grater with small blades that catch and remove dead skin when pushed against the foot.
A callus shaver is a tool designed to remove dead skin from callused areas. It has a sharp blade that scrapes the skin when pushed over it. However, it can be risky and should only be used on painless, dead skin.