Often we think of calluses as “bad” or “unwanted.” However, calluses are a protection mechanism for our hands! Eliminating calluses entirely can cause a host of compilations, yet thick calluses can be burdensome, eventually leading to ripping and tearing. You need calluses present to an extent; the key is to keep calluses on hands at a healthy level.
Do a quick search about calluses. No, really. Do it. Everything you’ll read tells you how to remove them or stop making them. And we all get why. Calluses, left to themselves, are gross. They’re rough. They’re dry. They scratch and crack and tear.
Everyone talks about “callus cures” and “callus treatment” like calluses are a disease you need to eradicate. But that doesn’t feel right, because you know why they’re there. They come from passionate hobbies, athletic goal-reaching, daily hands-on work, and outdoor exploring.
If you’re like me, you’ve tried every potential solution to cracked, dry heels under the sun. Because you like the sun, and you like your heels and you hate that your heels in sunny sandal weather look nasty. Shall we make a list of said solutions?