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Will sunlight heal my feet? (NSFW)

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (16971points) 1 month ago

I have dried out feet. They are all callously around the heels and balls of my feet.

I tried using a mini-pedi form Wal-Mart and it did not help much. Usually when it gets that bad I go to a salon and get my feet scraped. I can’t due to Covid-19 for maybe a month or so.

What different things can I try?
Also will direct sunlight help my feet?
Or should I wait for the salon to open?

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lastexit's avatar

I don’t think sunlight will do anything to help get rid of calluses. Try soaking your feet for ten minutes every night in lukewarm water with epsom salt (exfoliates), baking soda ( breaks down dead skin cells), Dr. Bronner’s castile soap and several drops of peppermint or lavender oil (smells good). Make sure the epsom salt and baking soda are dissolved first by running hot water over them. Use a pumice stone to gently scrub the calluses, rinse, thoroughly dry and apply lotion.

This helps me, although I admit I don’t always do this every night. Try for at least four nights a week.

si3tech's avatar

My foot doctor is great. He knows how to deal with all that stuff. He wore a mask and so did I.

anniereborn's avatar

After you soak them, it’s good to put lotion on them and put on clean socks. Sleep like that if you can.

PaisleyFaye's avatar

There’s a set of gel socks that contains a solution to getting rid of callous skin on the feet, its called Baby Feet. You can check ot out the reviews on Amazon or YouTube. I hope this helps you out!

anniereborn's avatar

You have to be really careful with the “Baby Feet” type of foot peels. It’s basically a chemical burn that removes the skin.

PaisleyFaye's avatar

anniereborn is right, so please be sure to read the full directions.

kruger_d's avatar

I do a foot bath with lavender Epsom salts and use a rasp style pedicure tool followed by pumice stone, then a peppermint foot lotion and socks. Epsom salts also sooth achey feet.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Ok I took a hot bath with baking soda. I scratched my feet and most of the dead skin fell off. It felt good. I will repeat if nescisary.

PaisleyFaye's avatar

@ RedDeerGuy1 Hey I’m glad you did that, sometimes simple solutions tend to work out best!!

LadyMarissa's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 You will most definitely need to repeat!!! I suggest that you repeat after every bath for the next several weeks. Then you can probably drop back to every other bath. IF you gradually slow down, you will get to the place where you won’t need to do it until you feel the skin becoming rough once again.IF you’re lucky, you could possibly only need to do it once every 3 or 4 months, but you’ll need to do it on a regular schedule first. Good luck!!!

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