Electric Hard skin remover for feet recommendations

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Posted 26th Jul
I need to get some hard skin off the bottom of my feet, it's so bad I'm limping as I work walking on hard concrete all day plus then go walking most weekends....

But how do I judge the different ones realistically so I need some help please

Thank you in advance
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If you can spare £30 or so, go and see a podiatrist as a one off and they will sort your hard skin out so much better than any at home treatment. If it's that bad that it's painful then a specialist like that seems like the best place to go! You could then just buy any foot file and keep on top of it yourself regularly, the Body Shop do a good one which I think is about £5.
Get one of the small cordless dremel type devices then using on of the softer sanding pads.
It's what the foot health practitioners use (the small discs so they can throw them away after each use).
I've used one of these before amazon.co.uk/dp/…5D/ - cost me around £17 at the time and is great for this kind of thing. Small, light, rechargeable and enough power for the job.
Banggood and the like have clones/copies for £15 and under last time I looked.
Psychobunni26/07/2020 14:16

If you can spare £30 or so, go and see a podiatrist as a one off and they …If you can spare £30 or so, go and see a podiatrist as a one off and they will sort your hard skin out so much better than any at home treatment. If it's that bad that it's painful then a specialist like that seems like the best place to go! You could then just buy any foot file and keep on top of it yourself regularly, the Body Shop do a good one which I think is about £5.


That was my idea but truthfully I can see me doing this job for the next 20 years, I'm going to need a tool and "manage them" to some extent so I will probably do both the podiatrist and the tool
nopartylikeansclubparty26/07/2020 14:29

That was my idea but truthfully I can see me doing this job for the next …That was my idea but truthfully I can see me doing this job for the next 20 years, I'm going to need a tool and "manage them" to some extent so I will probably do both the podiatrist and the tool


Ah I see, not just a short term problem then! Hopefully somebody here can recommend a good electric file for maintenance between podiatrist visits. A good quality foot cream might help manage them too if you use it regularly, something like the Body Shop Hemp foot cream is pretty heavy duty
Soak your feet in a plastic basin with as hotter water as you can take until the water goes stone cold do not take your feet out until the water is cold. That will get rid of most of it.
You can then rub your feet with a towel to take some more of the dead skin off & then when dry just file the rest.

Repeat in a week & it should nearly all be gone.
Willy_Wonka26/07/2020 15:21

Soak your feet in a plastic basin with as hotter water as you can take …Soak your feet in a plastic basin with as hotter water as you can take until the water goes stone cold do not take your feet out until the water is cold. That will get rid of most of it. You can then rub your feet with a towel to take some more of the dead skin off & then when dry just file the rest. Repeat in a week & it should nearly all be gone.


My mum used to do this sat in front of the tv on a sunday night after the roast when I was growing up. She had better feet than most of my friends throughout my life!
Willy_Wonka26/07/2020 15:21

Soak your feet in a plastic basin with as hotter water as you can take …Soak your feet in a plastic basin with as hotter water as you can take until the water goes stone cold do not take your feet out until the water is cold. That will get rid of most of it. You can then rub your feet with a towel to take some more of the dead skin off & then when dry just file the rest. Repeat in a week & it should nearly all be gone.


I'm willing to try owt but I've think you've got dead skin mixed up with hard skin, the hard skin is set hard a fair depth under the surface like a large callous on the base of my foot so like walking on lego permanently
Psychobunni26/07/2020 14:41

Ah I see, not just a short term problem then! Hopefully somebody here can …Ah I see, not just a short term problem then! Hopefully somebody here can recommend a good electric file for maintenance between podiatrist visits. A good quality foot cream might help manage them too if you use it regularly, something like the Body Shop Hemp foot cream is pretty heavy duty


Thanks I was going to raid the missus moisturiser stash but happy to have to buy my own
nopartylikeansclubparty26/07/2020 16:39

I'm willing to try owt but I've think you've got dead skin mixed up with …I'm willing to try owt but I've think you've got dead skin mixed up with hard skin, the hard skin is set hard a fair depth under the surface like a large callous on the base of my foot so like walking on lego permanently



Dry skin is dead skin. I know it sounds gross but you could even put your feet in a bowl of maggots. They only eat dead skin.

And believe me or not if you wish but they even use maggots in surgery to eat the dead stuff.
Willy_Wonka26/07/2020 16:43

Dry skin is dead skin. I know it sounds gross but you could even put your …Dry skin is dead skin. I know it sounds gross but you could even put your feet in a bowl of maggots. They only eat dead skin. And believe me or not if you wish but they even use maggots in surgery to eat the dead stuff.


I use them for fishing so they don't phase me 😁
The maggots used in wounds are sterile so they won't become flies.
I use my old razor blades, (fusion) work a treat dry or wet. Better than scraping a scalpel blade over them which is what a chiropodist would do
sounds meh but there's a contraption not dissimilar to a cheese grater. soak your feet in hot water for a looong time) and then go for it - it's the best thing.
nopartylikeansclubparty26/07/2020 16:41

Thanks I was going to raid the missus moisturiser stash but happy to have …Thanks I was going to raid the missus moisturiser stash but happy to have to buy my own


Maybe go to podaitrist and then moisterise feet every day. Hubby moisterises every other day using vaseline and skin on his feet in great condition....no dead skin at all.
Ped egg (like cheese grater)
Emjoi pedi file (uses rollers, get mains one if can find)
Salicylic acid (paint on to peel off layers of skin)
Moisturise with foot cream (high urea content) best for maintenance.
Once you’ve sorted the hard skin, get proper fitting shoes/insoles. The hard skin builds up in places of bad fitting.
Try the Leighton Denny footfile, far better than any other hard skin remover that i've tried and that includes the electric removers.

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Just a end to this, I bought a dozio foot sander thing for £13 off amazon, best £13 I've ever spent as I would need to manage the foot after the podiatrist anyway.... Well after a week of shower, sand and moisturise my feet are near enough perfect now without a podiatrist... Best 13 quid I've ever spent
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