If you take a look at the toes, or at the heel, it is quite likely that you will find some hardness Or any callus . They become a fairly common, extremely normal and common condition. In the case of corns, for example, they basically consist of a zone of the skin in which an accumulation of keratin occurs, which is mainly caused by the compaction of inert dead cells belonging to the epidermis.
And why is this compaction produced? They appear especially as a result of repeated and prolonged friction, either by pressure or friction on the skin. Therefore they appear on the top or on one side of some of the toes, by the use of shoes that do not fit well. And for that reason they are shown as a an area of thick and hardened skin .
Although they can be considered as a problem (especially as a purely aesthetic problem), we are actually faced with a protective reaction of our skin, since it appears in those areas of our body that have been subjected to an excess of pressure or friction. Hence, not only can we find them in the feet, but also in the hands, especially in those people who work daily with them (for example, in the case of a carpenter, a bricklayer ...).
But the use of inappropriate shoes It is also one of the usual causes, especially when you use a badly adjusted shoe or even too tight. Therefore depending on the first case or the second, hardness may arise in the sole of the foot, or thickened areas and hardness where some friction has occurred.
Useful tips to avoid the appearance of calluses and hardness on the feet
Wear proper footwear
At the time of avoiding the appearance of annoying calluses and hardness in the feet (either in the heel, on the toes or on the sole of the foot), the use of adequate footwear is essential .
But for footwear to meet this basic quality it is very important that it fits well on the foot , not advisable to use large shoes that do not fit our size.
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On the other hand, It is also not advisable to wear shoes that are too tight , since they would also produce friction in certain areas. Therefore, the recommendation is simple: Wear a footwear suitable to our foot size .
Change shoes more regularly
If you usually use shoes with a pronounced heel, either because they 'demand' you at work or because you simply like them a lot, It is advisable to alternate high-heeled shoes with other planes . Moreover, it is best to use cordoned shoes that have much broader hornas.
Apply moisturizer or petroleum jelly
It is very common to worry about taking care of our skin, applying creams and lotions every time we shower daily, but it is also common to forget about feet, about which we do not tend to worry so much.
However, a useful option to prevent the appearance of calluses and hardness in the feet is to apply a little Vaseline or moisturizer all over the foot, after the daily bath.
Every time you shower ...
In addition to apply Vaseline or moisturizer after each bath or shower, it is also very important dry your feet well , especially between the fingers, since otherwise you will not only favor the formation of hardness and calluses, but will increase the dryness of the skin.
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