I’m not really a pedicure person. Oh, the idea of a pedicure sounds heavenly, but I don’t really have time for pampering myself at the moment. And probably won’t for at least another year or so, if not a bit longer.
So in the meantime, I decided to give the Diamancel foot files at Sephora a try. I live in Southern California, where it is possible to wear shoes without socks for at least 330 days out of the year. Some years more than that. This requires that feet be kept in tiptop shape year ’round, and since the birth of my daughter a year and half ago, I’d fallen way behind on the foot maintenance.
I ordered both the Diamond Foot Buffer #11 and the Diamond Foot File #20 because I figured my feet needed all the help they could get.
These files, if you couldn’t tell by the name, utilize ground-up diamonds to scrape those rough spots away. So fancy! They are easy to clean with soap and water, and I imagine that they will last for years with proper care.
I’ve found that the best way to use them is at night, before a shower. Feet must be dry when using, and then after the shower, a nice rubdown with your favorite foot lotion will result in some fairly awe-inspiring feet in the morning. I know you are supposed to sleep with socks after the lotion application, but I cannot STAND doing this. My feet must be free to breathe, and I imagine my results would be even better if I did so.
The Foot Buffer is a well made, heavy-duty tool, and is for an overall foot smoothing effect. It is so nicely weighted that you hardly have to put out any effort to get an almost alarming amount of dead skin off. It is not, however, cheap. But for someone like myself who does not make it to the spa, I would say it is well worth the money in the long run.
The Foot File is made to attack corns and callouses. I don’t have any corns, but I definitely have my fair share of callouses. This lightweight, easy to use file is also a bit pricey, but it is frighteningly efficient at getting rid of hard spots on the foot. Again, well worth the money.
If, like me, you enjoy having soft feet but don’t necessarily have the time or money to spend on frequent pedicures, this tag team of foot tools just might be the answer you are looking for.
*As always, my own money was spent on these products.