Areas of thick hard skin are usually yellowish and round, larger than corns and with crossed lines on the surface of the skin. They form on the top and outer edges of toes, on the ball of the foot and the back of the heel, and are caused by on-going stress and pressure on foot. They tend to cause a widespread feeling of burning rather than the acute pain caused by corns.
How to deal with thick hard skin: Physically removing the skin is a common approach to treating thick hard skin – files are ideal for this – and latex or felt protective plasters are effective in relieving discomfort. For beautifully soft, pedicured feet, use the Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals - it's rollers gently remove areas of hard skin and smoothen calluses.