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DIY Spa Treatment: A Tropical Callus Tonic

Pesky calluses (aka layers of bulky dead skin cells) often appear on your feet, especially in the Summer months when you tend to be barefoot more. It's true that they help desensitize your feet from the sharp edges of pebbles and seashells, but for those of you who aren't taking extensive walks on the beach, they are unnecessary and unsightly. Calluses look dry, cracked and flaky, so it's a great idea to treat them if you're planning to flaunt your feet in sexy sandals this Summer. To create a moisturizing coconutty-pineapple tonic, you'll need:

  • A foot-bath (or a wide bucket)
  • Two and a half cups of pineapple juice
  • One half-cup of coconut milk
  • A pumice stone
  • Moisturizer for dry skin
  • A pair of cotton socks
  • For step-by-step instructions on how to create your own callus treatment,


    • STEP 1: In a foot-bath, or a bucket large enough to soak your feet, pour in the pineapple juice (the fruit acids help the dead skin dissolve) and the coconut milk. Stir well.
    • STEP 2: Sit back, relax and let your feet soak in the tropical mixture from anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. Then, rinse well with lukewarm water and begin to scrub your calluses with the pumice stone. Tip: Judge how vigorously you should scrub by how dense or thin your calluses are. You don't want to rub your feet raw, so when in doubt, use a gentle hand.
    • STEP 3: Dry your feet and massage a generous amount of moisturizer into your skin. Once you're all lubed up, slip into your socks. For optimal results, wear them while you sleep.
    aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
    ccullum ccullum 9 years
    omg i tried this last night and it did miracles!!! u have 2 try this!!!
    raieven raieven 9 years
    gonna try this!
    jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
    oh la la!!
    thewavingcat thewavingcat 9 years
    omg pugglelover!! i had the exact same problem! and the pedegg really did help me! i tried EVERYTHING to get rid of my calluses and nothing helped until i tried pedegg. lol i sound like one of those testimonials! but seriously...if you have calluses that you can't get rid of, get the pedegg.
    chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
    Neat, I could do this. But I can't sleep in socks, I always wind up kicking them off in my sleep. Everyone at my job's been talking about the ped-egg for the last week Pugglelover, so it must work! I have to get one.
    kahribar kahribar 9 years
    Thanks, gonna try this out this weekend!
    emalove emalove 9 years
    ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
    I read in ALLURE magazine that regular milk is good for this too. The latic acid is good to soften skin.
    pugglelover pugglelover 9 years
    No what you need is the ped-egg that you can buy for $9.99 @ walgreens. It's the only thing that worked on my feet and I've always been a pumice user but since I started running my feet rub on my shoes and soaking and pumice could not help. The ped-egg is like a mini cheese grater for your feet.
    Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
    If I used that I might make myself hungry. I might have to have a light Pina Colada around for afterwards.
    ALSW ALSW 9 years
    Oh, I could do this!
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