Hard skin on feet can be frustrating, itchy, aesthetically displeasing, and occasionally even painful. It’s entirely normal, however, and is nothing a little pampering can’t fix! Follow our top tips on how to get rid of hard skin on feet to achieve soft, smooth skin in no time.
What Causes Hard Skin On Feet?
Hard skin on feet is caused by repeated friction on the skin. When you wear shoes that don’t fit correctly or spend all day standing up, the skin naturally hardens to protect itself from continuous rubbing and pressure.
Dead skin is usually hard and waxy to the touch, and will either form calluses (rough skin around your heels or the balls of your feet that is yellow in colour) or corns (small lumps of hard skin on your toes). Although unsightly, they rarely pose any danger to your health, but they can become painful if unattended to. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do at home to get rid of the hard skin on your feet.
How To Get Rid Of Hard Skin On Feet
It’s dangerous to try to cut off corns and calluses yourself and scratching away at them will further irritate the skin. Instead, to get rid of hard skin on feet, soak them in soothing warm water infused with healing minerals, then gently exfoliate and moisturise the skin to support the natural renewal process. Corns and calluses will feel softer and smoother, and gradually disappear.
Step 1: Soak your feet in a warm bubble bath
When removing corns and callouses, you first need to soften the skin on your feet. We recommend soaking them in a warm bubble bath infused with softening and smoothening essential oils and vitamins that prepare the skin for the exfoliation process.
Our Sanctuary Spa Luxury Bath Float is infused with Baobab, Vitamin E, and Freesia Flowers to delicately pamper your feet. Pour generously under warm running water, then soak your feet for 15 minutes.