Our mobility absolutely depends on the condition of our feet. Due to their special construction, they enable human beings to walk upright. They are doing hard work everyday on the job, in your spare time and in sports. With an average 7,000 steps a day, they carry us four times around the world during our lifetime. That's 160,000 km!

In view of the importance of our feet, it is astonishing that so many people neglect them. The possibility to hide neglected feet in pretty shoes boosts this tendency even more.

Almost all people are born with healthy feet. However, approx. two thirds of all adults suffer from foot complaints later on. In a survey performed in Austria, 34% complained about foot odour and 62% about calluses.

In most cases, chronic mechanical strain leads to increased calluses - e. g. caused by ill-fitting shoes. If the shoes are too tight, increased pressure is the cause. If the shoes are too wide, chafing triggers the same protective reaction of the skin the formation of horn cells. Due to false strain, individual foot deformations increase the stress and therefore the callus formation.

The thicker the callused skin, the uglier the foot. Yellowish calluses that look like they were caused by cigarette smoke or rough calluses are no sign of a well-groomed person.

If you still want to enjoy well-groomed feet in later life, it is important
- to start caring for your feet early
- and to competently counteract calluses and excess hard skin

In principle: the horny layer protects the healthy skin and should therefore never be completely removed during pedicure. The skin should therefore not look "light pink" after removing the callused skin.

In the past, the hard skin was most often removed mechanically with pumice stones, rasps, files, callus planes or other cutting/grinding devices. Some prefer the dry removal of the callused skin, others after softening their skin with a footbath.

As an amateur without the pertinent qualifications, it is sometimes hard to tell where the dead callused skin ends and the healthy skin begins. Pumice stones, rasps or files (used improperly) may irritate or even injure healthy skin.

Even some not properly qualified pedicurists tend to remove too much hard skin.

Due to its natural protective mechanism, the skin reacts to irritations or injuries (caused by the improper use of pumice stones, rasps, planes or grinders) with increased horn cell production. As a consequence, people rasp, cut and grind even more. At the end of this vicious cycle is everything else but a pretty, well-groomed foot.

PEDIKUR solves this problem in a gentle way.

The PEDIKUR lotion softens the dead callused skin and this can then be removed with a blunt, edged object (e. g. with our special scraper, which is included in the delivery). As you do not work with sharp or pointy objects, this method is very gentle and does not lead to injuries.

Even diabetics will not experience any problems with the product.


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last modified: 26.10.2005

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