Hard skin accumulates easily on the feet easily, especially for ladies and gents on their feet all day.
When I was a kid, I used to watch my nan, mum and aunts, hardworking people that they are, cut off the hard skin off their feet with a razor blade. I actually did it for my aunt and nan a few times, quite cathartic, a little bit gross but highly effective.
But…it’s hardly safe. Drew blood a few times….
“You didn’t cut it too far in did you?”
*me, wiping off the blood* “No, of course not! I’m not an idiot!”
I’ve never had much luck with foot files or any kind.
Too soft! Chinese Feet + Light Exfolation = No joy.
Anyway, a decade on, a dodgy cuticle and a verruca aside I don’t have many feet problems. I discovered these Japanese feet razors:
They are AMAZING. So good but gentle at the same time – a testament to Japanese engineering methinks.
So a while later a reader mentions something called a Ped Egg. What a bizarre sex toy I think. After further research, its actually this:
There’s nothing I love more than these As Seen of Tv products. The nicer dicer? Got it. The halogen cooker? Got it. The 6 second abs? Got it.
Ped Egg is super cheap from eBay I got mine for £2.50.
It looks like….an egg. It comes with 2 files you can stick on the base if you wish.
I know, a cheese grater.
It comes apart to throw away all the dead skin cells. Yukky!
I like the Ped Egg, and yes, it does work. Mine leaked a bit though I have to say, and I had a nice sprinkling of er – foot flake. Aside from this, it has benefits over the Japanese foot razor because it has a place to catch the dead skin and is gentler. I still prefer the Japanese razor as it means business and really gets the dead skin off. This Ped Egg takes a bit more work and practise but it’s pretty good, for £2.50.
You can’t get addicted too or your feet will get raw and sore.
I see a business opportunity here – my family can ditch the razor blades and I can go round filing feet in return for Selfridges Vouchers. Oh, to be 14 again!