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Callus gel remover????

Started 1309056419.15 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1309170933.12 by beauty queen

So I went to a new place today to get my mani/pedi. And when it came time for the razor thing she put this gel/liquid on me. I asked her where the razor was and she said that the razor is actually bad for your feet and it causes more cracks in the heels and feet. She told me I could look it up on line and get some to use at home. Does anyone use anything like this? It seemed to work well. I use the pedegg thing too and she said I should not use that either. I am a diabetic and live in flip flops so I would love some help keeping my feet without cracks. Anyone have a particular brand or type they like/use?

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Sister Gol­den Hair1309064503.14715286 PostsRegistered 7/18/2008

CND Spapedicure Cucumber Heel Therapy

This is my very favorite cream. I buy it at my beauty shop. It keeps my feet so soft. You might look for a foot scrub to use in the shower or bath. I do use a pumice stone but you may want to ask your Dr about that too. I use this cream every night right before I go to bed. Sometimes I put little booties on that I got from Dollar General.

Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

jpie1309065152.6371809 PostsRegistered 7/3/2007

My nail girl also uses a gel during my spa pedi and sometimes a light file buffing. She really did not say to avoid those files (cheese grater types). But I overheard a conversation some time back in which another tech said the problem was that too many ladies went overboard and filed off way too much skin.......I did this once and it took a couple of days before the skin was back to a protective state once again. Ouch!!


PA-RN1309097886.88415 PostsRegistered 5/10/2011

As a diabetic, I would NOT be using anything sharp on your feet.Diabetics do not heal as well and can get infections that can easily become serious

applebloss­om61309098731.05227 PostsRegistered 12/19/2010

PA-RN....Glad to see your reply. I am a PA RN and a diabetic and I was going to post the same. I also have instructions that say not to wear sandals either. Jen 1102 take care.


Jen11021309114707.16724 PostsRegistered 6/13/2011
On 6/26/2011 appleblossom6 said:

PA-RN....Glad to see your reply. I am a PA RN and a diabetic and I was going to post the same. I also have instructions that say not to wear sandals either. Jen 1102 take care.


ya I know, I have been a diabetic for over 30 years (type 1). Plus I am also a RN. But my feet need help and that is why I wanted to try something besides the razor things. I know my dr has a fit when I use them, but my heels get really bad with all my flip flop wearing. I know....no flip flops, but beauty before brains right????? My husband tries to hid my flip flops from me, I just by more.......

depglass1309116837.0924997 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

I am not diabetic, but no way is anyone getting near me with any type of instrument that will break skin. Especially a razor. I'm hoping some of these new gels work on calluses, otherwise I will live with the ones on my big toes. Had them all my life, I guess from toeing out when I walk.

annabellet­hecat1309117354.8217353 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006
You must carefully check out the salon carefully. I would get an ordinary manicure. Sit and watch how they clean out the tubs. That is important. These ladies can offer better ideas than I can. I just want to reinforce what they say. Cleanliness is most important. I carry my own entire set of things they use. I carry my own nail polish. I must have 50 colors. I have had people ask if they can use my polish! I say NO!

di-mc1309117461.237669 PostsRegistered 12/4/2006the real world

Do you want gel callus remover? I don't think there's a callus gel remover, big diff.

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Scooby Doo1309127764.751247 PostsRegistered 10/17/2006Western U.S.

Be Natural Callus Eliminator gel. You can buy it at Sally's. You leave it on for five minutes then buff with a pumice. It's an acid, so you have to follow the directions carefully.

sarpy1309128414.7031755 PostsRegistered 6/29/2006

I am diabetic and I buy C. Booth at Ulta. It has egyptian oil in it, works really well and only 6.99 for a large jar. I put it on every night with booties and my feet look wonderful and the bottoms are very soft.

alarmclock1309128777.442022 PostsRegistered 6/20/2006

I get a pedicure once a month. My nail lady has used the gel callus remover on me for ages. She puts it on, covers my foot in plastic wrap, lets it sit for a few minutes and rinses it off. She does not use anything sharper than an emery file (NOT metal) on my feet after the rinse. I walk every day and can get rough spots very easily and this takes care of it quickly and safely.

You should never let anyone use a razor. Many states have outlawed the use of them. If you are diabetic, no cuttting and no metal implements at all - ever.

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Coke Zero ­Addict1309130308.381360 PostsRegistered 8/10/2010

I don't know what state you live in but in California it is illegal for them to use the razors (Credo).

“We've placed a lot of emphasis in this country on the idea of people's rights. That's how it should be, but it makes no sense to talk about rights without also talking about responsibilities.”
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cosdepende­nt1309131038.05757 PostsRegistered 1/31/2007Greater Cincinnati

I use and love the Sally Hansen gel cuticle remover for both cuticles and slatering on my feet befor exfolliation with a pumice. It is so inexpensive and works great. And, I second the CND Cucumber Heel Therapy for nightly softening!

hungarian41309132250.381423 PostsRegistered 8/28/2010


Jen11021309152921.724 PostsRegistered 6/13/2011
On 6/26/2011 Scooby Doo said:

Be Natural Callus Eliminator gel. You can buy it at Sally's. You leave it on for five minutes then buff with a pumice. It's an acid, so you have to follow the directions carefully.

That is the type of product I was looking for. I will be looking in to that. Thank you.

I have been getting mani/pedi's for over 15 years, never had any issues with having anyone use the cheese grater thing, I have had it done in about 10 different states. But going to a clean place goes without saying, diabetic or not.

beauty que­en1309170933.1298 PostsRegistered 1/11/2008

hi Jenn1102, just a quick question. My 21 yr. old was just diagnosed with Type I diabetes out of the blue. No one diabetic in mine or my husband's family. Needless to say we are crash coursing to learn about this. Any help would be appreciated. She's not on insulin yet, her A1C is 6.5. We are trying low carb, 187 a day and excercise & she tests her blood nunmerous times. So far it's o.k. She always has a problem with ingrown big toenails. should we see a foot dr. being now she's diabetic? Thank you in advance for any advice you have. We are totally in the dark. Thanks again.

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