NY Mag: The 9 Very Best Callus Removers

NY Mag: The 9 Very Best Callus Removers

Including foot files, creams, and gels for smooth, sandal-ready skin

Patchology Pedi Cure PoshPeel

When former Strategist writer Lori Keong spoke to pedicurist Carrie Telles of W Austin’s Away Spa, Telles recommended Patchology’s PoshPeel foot mask that “sells like hotcakes at our spa.” The mask contains glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, and more botanical extracts in order to deeply exfoliate and encourage the skin to slough off. Over the summer, I turned my fair-weather running into a more consistent habit, which caused me to get more calluses than usual. That paired with more sandy beach days caused the buildup on my heels and edges of my feet to be more noticeable than ever before. Instead of reaching for my Footlogix file, I gave Patchology a try. To prep, I soaked my feet in hot water for 30 minutes and mixed in the packets of AHA-packed essence into each of the foot-mask socks. Then I simply placed my feet in them, turned on an episode of The Real Housewives of New York, and waited an hour. At the end of the 60 minutes, I washed my feet and dried them off. In a week’s time, my feet shed an almost scary amount of skin, but the results were worth it. My feet felt even smoother than they usually feel after a standard pedicure.

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