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I used to dance up to 6 times a week, but now, once in…... a very long while? So do I still call myself a dancer or an EX-dancer?
Or, once a dancer always a dancer? 🙂
I don’t do ballet nor dance en pointe, but during those few years that I was dancing actively, in tight Latin heels for long hours, calluses, corns, blisters grew like mushrooms. I also grew a bunion due to the stress put on my big toe. A bunion is formed when your big toe pushes against your next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out. Walking hurt.
That’s why they say dancers have the ugliest feet in the world. Lol. But we wear those calluses, corns, blisters and bunions like a badge of honor and experience. We lament about the wreckage on our feet, but we willingly do it day after day, week after week. Dancers need to develop some thicker skin over vulnerable areas for protection but calluses sometimes become so thick and hard they cause pain.
I know of people whose calluses are so severe they CRACK and BLEED. And they're not dancers. @[email protected] To avoid that, my mum wears bedroom slippers around the house and my mother-in-law uses a metal scrapper to scrape off the thickened skin at the bottom of her feet.
Instead of those, I shall get them the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File is an electronic foot file that gently buffs away hard skin on the feet effortlessly and instantly.
That hard skin is calluses, a thickening of the skin on the bottom of the foot. Many people don't like foot calluses because they look unsightly in sandals, but they actually keep feet from sticking to the floor and protect against blisters. However, too much of it can hurt too. If calluses become overgrown or cracked, they can be uncomfortable and are susceptible to infection.
So it's all about striking a balance. If your lifestyle requires that you have calluses to make the activity easier, keep them but trim if they are overly thick and causing pain.
For most people who do not engage in such activities as twirling and having constant abnormal pressure over an area, let's aim to keep hardened skin at bay!
How To Use Scholl Express Pedi Foot File
Easy peasy, yea? 😀 Simply remove the plastic ring and orange protective film (batteries included), twist the cap back and switch it on. Now beautiful salon-finished feet can be achieved in the comfort of your own home.
What's super cool is that the Replacement Roller Head can be removed for rinsing or replaced when it wears out. Actually if you want to save money, just buy one device for the whole family to share, and everyone can buy their own replacement heads for hygiene purposes. Hoho. Savings, YAY! ^_^*
You don’t need to apply much pressure at all, just roll it over your feet and you'll know it's doing a fine job when you see dry skin turning into powdery bits of dust.
Remember: Use it on dry skin.
To be honest, I've never witnessed anyone remove calluses from their feet until 2 months ago when I saw my mother-in-law doing it. She first soaked her feet in warm water for several minutes, dried it, used a pumice file to sand off the top layers, then a metal scrapper with a hole to 'dig' out the harder parts. It was so much work and she was at it for at least 40 minutes.
Now that I've personally tried the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File, I'm going to show her how it can achieve what she wants in under 3 minutes. Beautiful feet doesn't have to take too long! Oh, I also like how the chubby and non-slip handle makes operating the device easy and comfortable.
Before & After
Uneven, chipped, unfiled toenails, but I guarantee you this is the most beautiful my feet have ever looked. Hahaha. I’m serious!
Because I haven't been dancing consistently for so long, the calluses and corns are no more, and my bunion no longer hurts. But I do still have some hardened skin, especially under the big toe.
I think the before-after comparison says it all! That took like, 10 seconds? There was no pain and took almost no effort.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File retails for $49.90, but you can get it for $44.90 at Redmart (valid till 31 October 2015). On top of that, get additional 10% off when you purchase it from Redmart with my special code (valid till 31 December 2015).
Redmart Discount Code: >> rmjuli <<
Also check out more Scholl items on Redmart!
Now, the Scholl Express Pedi Foot File has got the hard skin under your feet covered, but there's one thing it cannot do - help you decide what shoe to wear for the day. HAHAHA!
We've all been in this familiar 'a wardrobe full of clothes/shoes, and nothing to wear' situation, haven't we! 😆
Till next time!