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You should not try to remove the tissue by shaving the skin yourself. Incorrect technique can actually lead to the skin responding by increased skin production as a defense mechanism. This should only be removed by a podiatrist with experience.
You do not mention which products you have tried however the high concentration urea-based ointments are the best for your problem. This is a long term process so give the ointment at least 2 months to make a persistent difference.
You also need to look at footwear. Some sandals and 'flip-flops' encourage this skin thickening by the repeated trauma when walking so changing to a soft canvas shoe may help.
i have tried lactic acid lotion and other exfliating lotions. It is highly embarassing to go to to the pool with glow in the dark feet. The pool is the onlu way I can exercise do to sports injuries. Also I have inserts in my shoes prescibed by a foot doctor for bone spurs and a myriad of other foot problems.
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sorry for the sp on exfoliating
Again, you do not want too many exfoliating lotions. The urea in the ointment that I recommended above is absorbed and softens the skin. By repeated use over time, the outer layers become less thick and therefore will absorb less water.
I appreciate that you find this cosmetically troubling, however most people who swim regularly have a worry about a part of their body due to the vulnerbility of a swim costume. For some people they worry about their thighs, others their buttocks. If you were to ask people around you, I would guarantee that they do not notice your feet. That is not to say, this is not important to you, but try not to let it worry you while you look after your feet.
I am missing what lotion you recommended. However the one my dr prescibed had urea in it.
I am missing what lotion you recommended. However the one my dr prescibed had urea in it. now that I can recall it was ammonium lactate. sorry for all the misspellings is lat
Which brand of lotion did you use? How long for?
Have a look for a product with a 10% urea content.
Australian Heal Balm and Eucerin Foot Cream are two great products. Ask your local pharmacist if they can order these.