Depending on where you live, you may spend nine months or more with your feet covered by closed-toe shoes and heavy boots. As a result, you may end up with calluses on the side of your toe or the soles of your feet. The beauty industry produces numerous creams and instruments for the removal of these areas of built up, tough dead skin. Tweezerman makes several models of callus shavers. They use disposable blades that you will need to replace often.
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Things you need
- Tweezerman callus shaver
- Box of Tweezerman callus blade replacements
- Clean towels
Lay the callus remover on a hard surface, such as a tabletop.
Hold the handle of the callus remover with one hand. Use the thumb and the forefinger of the other hand to grab the sides of the blade holder attached to the top end of the remover.
Grasp the blade holder firmly while you use the other hand to push the handle forward in the direction of the blade holder. This releases it from the holder.
Lift the holder and turn it over, letting the dirty blade drop onto a towel. Carefully put the blade into a "sharps" container or any receptacle you use to dispose safely of used razor blades.
Wash the callus remover and holder to remove any debris. Then wipe both parts down with alcohol to disinfect them.
Remove a clean blade from the box and unwrap it. Place the blade on the holder. It doesn't matter which end faces up since both ends have a razor edge.
Lay the holder on a hard surface with the blade facing up. Hold the side of the blade holder with the finger and thumb of one hand.
Place the callus remover on top of the holder with the other hand. Press the handle of the callus remover down and slide it back to lock the blade and holder in place.
Tips and warnings
- Most state cosmetology boards prohibit nail technicians from using any kind of "razor like" instrument to remove calluses.
- As an alternative to a callus file, use a pumice stone to smooth away calluses.
- Do not use a callus blade if you have diabetes. If you incur a cut or shave your skin too low, it could leave an opening that could get infected.
- Do not immerse your feet in a foot spa after using a blade. Foot spas, especially those with whirlpool jets can harbour bacteria and lead to life-threatening infections.
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