Does This Really Work: PedEgg

I’ve never been one to make frequent trips to the salon for pedicures. I also think it's a hassle to do it myself. But I do make sure to scrub my footsies in the shower every day to keep them smooth.

After seeing the commercials for PedEgg an overwhelming amount of times, I decided to try it out. It’s a foot file that fits in the palm of your hand and has several super-small cutouts made of stainless steel that scrape calluses – aka lots of thick, dead skin – from your feet. Now, removing calluses is not necessarily a good thing since they are your body’s way of protecting areas that get a lot of friction. You should avoid cutting them with blades, and if they hurt you, you should see a doctor stat! The PedEgg instructions say to find the thickest area on your sole and gently slide it up and down over it. As I did this, my skin started looking scraped. But it didn’t hurt. The kit also comes with 2 emery pads you're supposed to use afterwards to smooth the surface. If you’ve seen the commercials, you remember once the lady is done using the tool she opens it and throws out a ton of icky shavings. Because I scrub daily, I didn’t expect to see any shards; I did. Gone were the dry areas on my feet and softer skin was revealed.

I don’t know that I’m going to be using this on a regular basis, though. I think just a quick scrub in the shower will do the job just fine. And it’s one less beauty ritual!