If you are searching for the best method to safely remove calluses, consider using an effective callus file for the job. Callus files come in a variety of sizes and types, from natural hand-held files to more powerful electric files. First decide how you will be using yours to remove the built-up and unsightly rough skin on your heels, feet or other areas of your body that take the most abuse. Choosing the best callus file for your needs can be made easier if you know more about the types of files available on the market.
When choosing the callus file that’s right for your needs, it’s often best to start out with a simple low-cost option that can be purchased in a health and beauty store. Hand-held callus files come in natural wood or colorful plastic handled forms ranging from just a few dollars to more expensive name brands. The surfaces of the callus rasp or pumice can range from light to very heavy, depending on your needs, so you may need to try a couple different varieties for assorted body uses.
Another option in files includes the type that includes a handle with a metal scraper or replaceable blade in the base. By gently applying pressure, a callus file of this type can be very effective in removing large calluses in areas where they are continually building up, such as the soles or heels of the feet. This type of file should be used with caution only for removal of the worst calluses or under doctor care.
Many consumers prefer double-sided files which may feature a pumice stone or ceramic callus remover on one side and a metal grater or blade on the other side. This versatile callus remover is easy on the budget and can be used to treat calluses all over the body instead of necessitating buying several files. With proper use and storage, a dual-sided callus file will last a long time.
One of the best options for long-term use is the electrical callus file system which can be found in specialty health and wellness stores. This type of unit features a base with a rotating head mount which is powered by a cord or battery and interchangeable heads which come in different sizes, shapes and textures to treat a number of calluses on the body. Placing the heads onto the unit and then placing them against the callused area grinds them down to reveal softer skin.