Callus and hard skin on the feet is a common problem: more than half of man and woman have this problem. This is not really strange because your feet are just heavily used during the day. Think about wearing shoes and the daily pressures of your body on the feet. This constant use and associated friction creates hard skin and ultimately callus. This hard skin creation process is a natural cycle taking 28 days. New cells are created and push the old cells towards the upper skin area. During this movement the old cells get filled up with keratin, making them hard and resistant to friction. After too much old cell build (2-3 cycles) the hard skin and callus can become dry, uncomfortable and look bad. Besides, the hard skin can crack that can be painful. Often this hard skin and callus appears on the ball of the foot, but it can also be present at the edges of the heel and toes.
Dry and cracked heels is a much common: many women but also man suffer from it. Normally the thicker the layer of keratin, the healthier the skin is. This because the dead cells outside (water resistant keratin layer) protect the living cells at the inner layers of the skin. The skin renewal is a natural process where new cells are created and push the old cells towards the upper skin area. During this movement the old cells get filled up with keratin, making them hard and resistant to friction. When the water balance in the outer keratin decreases, the outer keratin layer can dry out and ultimate crack open.
Previously the treatment of calluses and cracked heels required the continuous maintenance of your feet as well as frequent visits to the pedicure. Podosan has developed a special range with innovative products to treat foot problems related to callus, creaked heels, dry and hard skin.