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How to Prevent Calluses: Tips for Smooth Skin on Hands and Feet

Calluses are a common but bothersome problem for many people. They form as a skin reaction to pressure or friction, particularly on the feet and hands. Fortunately, there are effective strategies to prevent or minimize callus formation. In this blog post, you'll learn tried-and-true tips and tricks to keep your skin smooth and healthy.

Wear Proper Shoes

One of the main causes of calluses on the feet is poorly fitting shoes. Ensure your shoes fit well and offer enough space in the toe area. Avoid high heels, which can shift pressure to your foot and promote callus formation.

Regular Moisturizing

Moisture is key to smooth skin. Regularly use a rich moisturizing cream or special callus cream for feet and hands. Creams with urea are particularly effective as they penetrate deeply into the skin and soften the horny layer.

Risks of Using Pumice Stones, Files, and Planers

Callus pumice stone pain

Tools like pumice stones, files, and planers are often recommended for callus removal. However, it's important to know that these methods can be harmful. Aggressive abrasion stimulates callus formation and can lead to injuries. A gentle alternative is the Lopalmed Hand and Foot Care Box, designed for gentle care.

Peelings and Lopalmed

A weekly peeling helps remove dead skin cells. The Lopalmed Hand and Foot Care Box offers easy ways to gently soften and scrape calluses without injuring the skin. For more information, visit our product page: Lopalmed Hand and Foot Care Box.

Before and After Effect Callus with Lopalmed Remover

Avoiding Sweat and Moisture

Persistent moisture and sweat can soften the skin and make it prone to calluses. Change your socks regularly and wear breathable shoes to keep your feet dry. Foot antiperspirants can also help reduce excessive sweating.

Cushions and Insoles

If you stand or walk a lot, special cushions and insoles can help distribute pressure evenly and prevent callus formation. These insoles are available in various shapes and materials and can be individually adapted to your needs.

Proper Nail Filing

Calluses can also form on the fingers, especially if you frequently engage in manual activities. Make sure to file your nails properly and regularly care for the skin around them. A cuticle care oil can work wonders.

Wear Gloves

If you engage in manual labor or gardening, wear gloves. They protect the skin from excessive friction and stress and help prevent callus formation.

Nutrition and Hydration

A balanced diet and adequate water intake are also important for skin health. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals promote skin regeneration and keep it elastic.

Conclusion: Calluses can be uncomfortable, but with proper care and prevention, they can be effectively avoided. By wearing appropriate shoes, moisturizing regularly, and paying attention to your skin, you can significantly reduce the formation of calluses. Try our tips and enjoy the feeling of smooth and healthy skin on your hands and feet!

Do you have your own tips or experiences dealing with calluses? Feel free to share them in the comments! We look forward to your feedback.

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Ich verwende normalerweise immer einen Bimsstein nach einem Fußbad. Aber stimmt schon, es schmerzt schon manchmal…. Eincremen – das ist das wichtigste bei der Vorbeugung aus meiner Sicht!


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