Whilst visiting a beauty salon takes out the time of having to give yourself a pedicure at home, it can be pricey dishing out the money for salon pedicure, when sometimes all you need is a little foot scrub with a foot file. If you want to treat a salon pedicure as more of a luxury treat, in the meantime you can achieve at home pedis with professional beauty tools.
The Tweezerman Safety Slide Callus Shaver and Rasp is the 2-in-1 wonder tool for double duty removing of hard calluses and smoothing rough, dry skin for day to day activities. This safety first pedi essential achieves soft feeling and looking feet without having to visit the beauty salon for a pedicure.
A callus is formed when feet are exposed to hard surfaces and friction causes skin to become rough leading to a callus. Pedicures are very effective ways of removing them to bring your feet back to their natural softness, but not everyone feels comfortable having their feet touched by someone else.
How to use a Callus Shaver and Rasp Foot File
Whether you’re taking a hot bath or using a foot spa, it’s important to take time to pamper yourself and soak your feet to prepare and soften the skin ready to use a Callus Shaver or foot rasp. We’d recommend adding a little Epsom salt and some sliced lemon to help soften calluses and sanitise your feet.
When you’ve finished soaking pat your feet dry and if you’re going for a full pedicure at home, we’d leave your feet to dry for around 5-minutes for your nails to harden before trimming them with clippers or attending to cuticles with a cuticle nipper.
Dampen your feet once more and then gently glide the Callus Shaver against any hard skin in an upward direction (front of heel pad to back). This will remove dead skin layers without overworking or scrubbing the area with the shaver. Don’t use the Callus Shaver like you might a pumice stone - short, soft strokes will work best.
Press the silver button to slide and switch heads on the Callus Shaver and lock into place. Use the foot rasp to smooth skin once shaved for a silky soft finish.
Use your favourite moisturiser or foot mask to give your feet a boost of hydration to nourish skin and keep it supple. If you’re planning to paint your toenails after, don’t use an oil based moistoriser as this will leave an oily residue on your nails making them difficult to paint and dry.