Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr If you’ve been dealing with calluses on your feet for any amount of time and have gotten absolutely sick and tired of having to go to the podiatrist or salon to have them removed regularly, you have likely stumbled upon the callus shaving devices out there and maybe excited to dive right in. But before you start to use these incredible little gizmos you’re going to want to make sure that you know exactly what you’re doing. After all, any time you talk about shaving off skin on your feet you need to know that you are doing so safely and effectively to give yourself every chance of getting the best results out of these devices. Here are five tips and tricks to help you do exactly that. By the time you’re done with the inside information in this quick guide you’ll know EXACTLY to get the most out of callus shaving devices going forward. Let’s dive right in! Find the right callus shaver to begin with The very first thing that you have to do when you’re getting ready to shave off your calluses is to find a callus shaver that going to be able to do the job safely and effectively without causing you to have to spend any unnecessary energy along the way. Your new callus shaver should be lightweight, 100% safe to use, and capable of quickly eliminating your calluses without digging deep into layers of healthy skin that you don’t want to remove in the first place. When used appropriately you should be able to use your new callus shaver to remove layer after layer of callused skin in about a minute and a half or so, and sometimes even faster than that if you use an electric shaver designed for this task at hand. Replace your callus shaver regularly It’s just as important that you replace your callus shaver as often as you were able to or as often as absolutely necessary. Just like using a traditional shaver you want to be able to safely remove all of the calluses that you’re looking to get rid of in one clean sweep, rather than dragging or digging a nicked up and dull shaver across your skin – causing it to tear rather than shave. That’s how people get injured, that’s how people get hurt, and that’s why people are a little bit reticent about moving forward with a callus shaver to begin with. But as long as you move forward with a replacement when you need one – as soon as your old one gets dull – you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Always shave when your skin has been softened Some people have been told that they need to shave off they are calluses while they are still completely dry and completely stiff, but that’s a surefire way to guarantee that your shaver goes dull in a hurry and that you run the risk of injuring yourself. What you’ll instead want to do is soften your calluses in hot water (and maybe some warm oil) before you dry your feet completely and then get to work with your callus shaver. This is a fantastic approach to soften up the material that you’re going to be shaving away, and it’s the only way to make sure that you don’t have worry about cutting into healthier layers of skin that you shouldn’t be removing in the first place. Don’t be shy about having a professional handle the “heavy lifting” If you are dealing with significantly thick and challenging to remove calluses you might want to avoid trying to tackle more than you can handle and instead visit a professional to do the ball go to the “heavy lifting” when it comes to removing most of the calluses that you’re dealing with. Your podiatrist or professionals at the salon are going to be to remove the majority of your calluses with specialty tools that they have access to, and then they are going to be able to give you a solid foundation to work off of so that you can keep your calluses in check. This is a lot easier than having to chew through calluses that you just aren’t confident of removing all on your own in the first place. Cut down on things that cause calluses to avoid shaving in the future At the end of the day, you’ll want to do anything and everything you can to avoid building up calluses in the first place. Maybe that means purchasing shoes that fit a little bit better than the ones you traditionally wear, and maybe it means soaking your feet routinely or getting a pedicure every once in a while to make sure that calluses do not form right off the bat. Make the necessary changes you need to bank to avoid getting calluses in the first place and you won’t have to worry about shaving them off in the future!