This product is highly effective and should be used with care. For the best results follow the instructions carefully, prepare everything you will need and set aside approximately half an hour.
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Groomed hands are the mirror of our personality. They quickly draw attention to you. Besides face and hair, they are the most important and at the same time most public beauty aspects of a person.
Our fingernails are the highlight of well-groomed hands. Pretty, well cared for nails leave a lasting impression - for good or for worse. This / especially also applies to men!
Besides carefully shortening their nails, many people also remove dry, chapped, frayed and spreading cuticles. Some just slide them back, others cut their cuticles with special cuticle scissors.
However, it is not easy to distinguish where the dead cuticle ends and the healthy skin begins. This quickly leads to injuries that are not only painful and bleed but may also lead to inflammations. The healthy skin on the nails is constantly irritated; its protection mechanism makes it grow more and harder. The consequence is even more frequent cutting. And at the end of this vicious cycle is everything else but a well-groomed hand with pretty fingers.
PEDIKUR solves this problem in a gentle way.
PEDIKUR lotion softens the dead cuticle so you can slide or brush it off the healthy skin with a blunt cuticle stick or a nail brush (see below). As you do not work with sharp or pointed objects, this method is very gentle and does not lead to injuries of any kind. According to DERMATEST, the healthy skin is not damaged.
To remove unsightly cuticles take a small piece of cotton wool for each finger and apply to the cuticle to be treated. Add some drops of PEDIKUR lotion to the cotton wool and leave the lotion on for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on how strong the cuticle is). Important: Use PEDIKUR lotion ONLY on dry skin. Do not wash before the treatment. If the cuticles are already damp, the lotion will not be absorbed and therefore cannot work. PEDIKUR lotion is not for use on the face, broken skin or extremely sensitive skin. If you are unsure: please consult your doctor. To prevent accidental spillage, hold away from the face when opening the bottle, and press gently on the container. Tip: To avoid stains on furniture etc. protect them during application with some material such as an old newspaper or plastic bag.
Depending on how strong the cuticle is, the lotion needs to soak for about 1-3 minutes. Before you start treatment of your hands first determine on one finger how many minutes are required to soften your cuticles, so that they can be easily removed. Important: To avoid leaving the lotion on for too long (more than the recommended 1-3 minutes) apply PEDIKUR lotion on only two fingers at a time.
The best way to remove the softened cuticle is with a manicure-spatula or a nailbrush.
Afterwards wash your hands with soap, dry them well and apply PEDIKUR herbal cream sparingly to hands and fingernails. PEDIKUR is not for daily use! Do not use more than once a week. Some people use PEDIKUR once a week. Others once a fortnight or even more infrequently depending on their personal requirements. Since the nail slightly softens as well, allow approximately 30 minutes after the treatment to reharden.
Our mobility absolutely depends on the condition of our feet. Due to their special construction, they enable human beings to walk upright. They are doing hard work everyday on the job, in your spare time and in sports. With an average 7,000 steps a day, they carry us four times around the world during our lifetime. That's 160,000 km!
In view of the importance of our feet, it is astonishing that so many people neglect them. The possibility to hide neglected feet in pretty shoes boosts this tendency even more.
Almost all people are born with healthy feet. However, approx. two thirds of all adults suffer from foot complaints later on. In a survey performed in Austria, 34% complained about foot odour and 62% about calluses.
In most cases, chronic mechanical strain leads to increased calluses - e. g. caused by ill-fitting shoes. If the shoes are too tight, increased pressure is the cause. If the shoes are too wide, chafing triggers the same protective reaction of the skin, the formation of horn cells. Due to false strain, individual foot deformations increase the stress and therefore the callus formation.
The thicker the callused skin, the uglier the foot. Yellowish calluses that look like they were caused by cigarette smoke or rough calluses are no sign of a well-groomed person.
If you still want to enjoy well-groomed feet in later life, it is important
- to start caring for your feet early
- and to competently counteract calluses and excess hard skin
In principle: the horny layer protects the healthy skin and should therefore never be completely removed during pedicure. The skin should therefore not look "light pink" after removing the callused skin.
In the past, the hard skin was most often removed mechanically with pumice stones, rasps, files, callus planes or other cutting/grinding devices. Some prefer the dry removal of the callused skin, others after softening their skin with a footbath.
As an amateur without the pertinent qualifications, it is sometimes hard to tell where the dead callused skin ends and the healthy skin begins. Pumice stones, rasps or files (used improperly) may irritate or even injure healthy skin.
Even some not properly qualified pedicurists tend to remove too much hard skin.
Due to its natural protective mechanism, the skin reacts to irritations or injuries (caused by the improper use of pumice stones, rasps, planes or grinders) with increased horn cell production. As a consequence, people rasp, cut and grind even more. At the end of this vicious cycle is everything else but a pretty, well-groomed foot.
PEDIKUR solves this problem in a gentle way.
The PEDIKUR lotion softens the dead callused skin and this can then be removed with a blunt, edged object (e. g. with our special scraper, which is included in the delivery). As you do not work with sharp or pointy objects, this method is very gentle and does not lead to injuries.
Even diabetics will not experience any problems with the product.
To soften unsightly excessive calluses apply a thin layer of cotton wool to the area of hard skin to be treated. Genuine Cotton wool is the preferred material since it can be separated into thin layers. A thicker layer will absorb too much lotion.
Apply some drops of PEDIKUR lotion and spread the lotion with the bottom of the bottle. This eliminates any air residue within the cotton wool to allow the hard skin to absorb the lotion more effectively. Tip: To soften very smooth hard skin, roughen the surface of the calluses before the treatment, so that the lotion can penetrate easier. To avoid stains on furniture etc. protect them during application with some material such as an old newspaper or plastic bag. Avoid towels or the like as they may absorb the lotion from the cotton wool. Important: To prevent accidental spillage, hold away from the face when opening the bottle, and press gently on the container. Use PEDIKUR lotion ONLY on dry skin. Do not wash before the treatment and ensure feet are free from perspiration. If the calluses are already damp, the lotion will not be absorbed and therefore cannot work. PEDIKUR is not for daily use! Do not use more than once a week. Some people use PEDIKUR once a week. Others once a fortnight or even more infrequently depending on their personal requirements. As stated later on the frequent application of PEDIKUR herbal cream will gradually reduce your requirements of the PEDIKUR lotion over time. PEDIKUR lotion is not for use on broken skin or extremely sensitive skin. If you are unsure: please consult your doctor. If you got splashes onto your hands please rinse them off.
On your feet: leave the soaked piece of cotton wool on for about 20 minutes.
On other areas of your feet (e.g. on the ball or on the toe) please follow the same procedure as before. Place a thin layer of cotton wool onto the dry skin, apply some lotion sparingly and let it soak for about 20 minutes.
This is how it should look.
To secure the soaked cotton wool you may want to wrap cling-film around your foot but it is not advised to walk around. Tip: If when treating a particularly thick layer of hard skin, the cotton wool appears to be almost dry again after the first 10 minutes of application time, you can apply more lotion and leave it on for a further 10 minutes.
Please remove the cotton wool after some 20 minutes.
With any blunt edged tool (in this picture with the back of a knife) you can scrape off the softened calluses from the vital skin. For your extra safety we enclosed a specially designed spatula and recommend this tool to scrape off the calluses.
After you have removed unsightly calluses, please wash the skin with soap. Finally dry your feet thoroughly and apply some PEDIKUR herbal balm sparingly onto your feet. Use PEDIKUR herbal cream frequently to round off your daily foot-care routine perfectly. Just as brushing your teeth daily creates a radiant smile, PEDIKUR takes care of your feet and contributes to increased self-confidence and beautiful feet. PEDIKUR herbal cream is an important part of the personal hygiene regime of modern individuals. Massage it at least twice weekly into your feet. After only few applications it will become indispensable. The more often you use PEDIKUR herbal cream the less you will need PEDIKUR lotion to remove excessive calluses.