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I don't have the nicest feet and have to spend ages putting on exfoliating scrubs and creams before I can get them ready to a point where I am willing to show them off. They've pretty much been covered up all winter with socks and boots but recently I attended a few parties, (NYE and a housewarming in January) and so needed to wear strappy shoes and have nice feet. So, I relied on my trusty spa callus smoother from Tweezerman which really does work magic in preparation for a big night out and nice feet.
The Spa Callus remover is basically a big exfoliator on a stick but what I like about it compared to other smoothers I've used is that it has a really great handle and a really clever way of holding on to it that I feels gives me the greatest grip and strength to really scrub away at my dead skin. The handle is long but rounded and so sits int he palm of my hand really nicely and the roundness of it means I can really grip it and hold it tightly. Then it has a thumb grip at the top of the handle which you can put your thumb in to so you get a bit of resistance back when you are filing away. This works really well and I can get such a strong grip which is great. This is much better than other filers I have used which I always needed to shift in my hand or work at a different angle just to file the skin away. The smoother is made of stainless steel so already you can tell its going to be tough and hard working and the nice thing is that you can clean it between uses so it's quite hygienic for the next use.
The pad section is a little bit rounded too and has quite a large surface area so you can really get a good scrub going on quite a lot of your feet. I find this is particularly helpful when it comes to both my big toes because I have a big patch of really hard dry skin here that I always need to file down and it works well. There are very fine rough pads and then there are more medium pads as well. When I purchased this it came with 6 replacement pads which is handy. The nice thing is because they re quite big I have only replaced each side once so I have a few spares left.
The smoother costs about £10-£15 and I purchased mine from John Lewis. I would definitely recommend this is you have ugly feet as it has worked well on mine.
Tweezerman's innovative, renewable tool is all about quality and hygiene / a must-have for home or salon, this smoother expertly reduces calluses and beautifully smooths feet / The super-comfortable grip features a built-in thumb rest, while the thin filing bed is flexible for use on different areas of the feet - and between toes / Comes with six medium and six coarse grit replacement pads / Tips & Tricks: Use on moist skin to exfoliate, then smooth / To create a renewed two-sided rasp, peel off used pads / Stick a medium textured pad to one side of tool and a coarsely textured pad to the other / The stainless steel handle can be sterilized between surface changes / Those with diabetes, hemophilia or circulatory disease should not use this tool /