Dry skin, calluses, corns, and cracked heels are just some of the most common foot problems that many people—especially women who wear heels—experience. These issues are often caused by excessive friction and pressure on the foot against a hard surface (like stiff shoes and ill-fitting footwear). When this happens, dead skin builds up and "thickens" as the body's way of "protecting" itself. The said buildup then results to foot discomfort.
To combat these concerns, we listed down the best products you can try to prevent and manage calluses, corns, and cracked heels.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
P59, Robinsons Department Store
Petroleum jelly is the no-fuss solution to prevent hard dead skin buildup and calluses. It works as a lubricant that fights friction. Simply dab it on areas where your shoe normally rubs against your foot.
Caronia Renewing Scrub
Slough away rough, dry skin on your heels with this product. White wax beads and apricot seeds gently exfoliate layers of dead skin and callus. This scrub also contains tea tree-infused massage oil that moisturizes the skin, and menthol that soothes it.
Earth Therapeutics Intensive Heel Repair Moisturizing Balm
P625, Beauty Bar
This balm is effective in melting melts hard, thick skin. The renewed surface then becomes softer and smoother, thanks to AHA, aloe vera, and cocoa butter. It also has peppermint and tea tree oil to rejuvenate tired feet.
The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue
For heels that are in need of dire help, The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue could help. It's loaded with moisturizing ingredients to provide intense hydration to dry soles. Peppermint oil, on the other hand, gives a relaxing sensation to tired feet. Slather this on your tootsies before bedtime for maximum results!
Any pair of socks
H&M Print Motif Socks, P299, SM Megamall
Slipping on socks after slathering lotion or balms on your feet will help soften and smoothen overnight. Turn this into a habit to bid hard, dead skin buildup goodbye!
Dermaid Corn and Callous Remover Solution
Apply this solution on the affected areas twice a day to dissolve hard skin and stubborn callouses. It has salicylic and lactic acid that work together to micro-exfoliate the skin's surface.
Earth Therapeutics Cracked Heel Repair
P725, Beauty Bar
For serious cases of cracked heels, swipe this on your heels before putting on shoes and during bedtime. This stick contains healing tea tree oil and extra nourishing shea butter.
Baby Foot Peel
P830, Rustan's the Beauty Source
When it comes to getting rid of thick dead skin buildup, this product is an effective option. Its magic comes from the peeling solution found in the mask. On the third day after using it, you'll be surprised by the oddly satisfying flakes of dead skin shedding off your feet.