Thick, Dry Skin on Feet Need Exfoliation and Moisture: Avoid Cutting, Say Experts

Many foot care experts, which include podiatrists and manufacturers of foot care products, advise strongly against any sort of cutting or razoring of thickened skin areas on feet or toes.
By: Xenna Corporation
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March 1, 2010 - PRLog -- Many foot care experts, which include podiatrists and manufacturers of foot care products, advise strongly against any sort of cutting or razoring of thickened skin areas on feet or toes – especially for diabetics.  A common problem, the formation of these areas is caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells that become hard and thick in response to cold, dry weather, excessive pressure and friction.  

Thick dry skin is usually found on the ball-of-the-foot, the heel, and/or the inside of the big toe, thick, dry skin and causes personal embarrassment when footwear is removed.   Carol Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation (, a manufacturer of foot care gels and ointments, says what’s needed to combat the problem is a two-step process of exfoliation and moisturizing.  

“There are numerous reasons for these areas of thick, dry skin to develop on feet and toes,” says Buck.   “Some of the causes include wearing high heels for too long a period, shoes that are too small, flat feet, bony prominences and many sports activities.   Aging enters into the picture, as well.  Like the rest of the skin on our bodies, as we age, the skin on our feet becomes drier, causing heels to become scaly and rough and creating hard or rigid, thick areas of skin on toes, heels and soles.”

While many people try to address the problem by cutting or trimming thick skin with a razor blade or knife, most experts agree this can sometimes be a dangerous and counterproductive approach.  Diabetics in particular should NEVER resort to this type of strategy.

Xenna’s CalleX® Exfoliating Dry Heel Ointment was developed as a natural solution to the problem which does not require scraping.  While most foot products for dry feet contain acid, diabetic-friendly CalleX Ointment is acid-free and contains a natural blend of patented, exfoliating enzymes in a moisturizing base.

CalleX Ointment is free of urea and salicylic acid, parabens, preservatives, fragrance, lanolin and colorants. To ward off unpleasant foot odors, CalleX contains a small amount of natural peppermint oil.  Patented CalleX Ointment is applied twice daily to dry or hardened areas of the foot.

Buck says, “CalleX Ointment exfoliates and moisturizes in one, fast-acting step, leaving feet and toes soft, smooth and attractive.  With CalleX, scraping or cutting simply isn’t necessary.  Between applications of CalleX, a gentle rubbing action with a wet washcloth is sufficient to gradually exfoliate hardened, scaly skin.”  

Xenna manufactures in the USA with ingredients that are biodegradable, free of animal byproducts and not tested on animals.  "Before and after" photos are available online at

CalleX Ointment is sold in the FOOT CARE section at Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Snyders, Duane Reade, Giant Eagle, HEB, Kerr Drug, Kinney Drugs, Stop & Shop, Marsh, , many other grocery stores in the Southeast and Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.

Xenna is a certified women-owned business and manufactures in the USA. To contact them call 800-368-6003 (business hours Monday -Friday Eastern Time) or email  Wholesale inquiries should be addressed to P. Bissell at this number.

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Based in Princeton, NJ, Xenna develops and distributes natural foot and hair care products. NonyX® Nail Gel for Clear, Healthy-looking Nails and CalleX® Ointment for Dry, Cracked Feet are sold in the foot care sections of chain and independent drug stores nationwide, as well as in mass retailer outlets (supercenters) and grocery stores.
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