When it comes to getting rid of calluses, any old product will do. However, when it comes to removing calluses and remaining comfortable while doing so, things get a little more tricky. As such, it helps to take the time to ensure you’re getting the best possible callus remover you can get your hands on. The following review will offer three great examples of the best callus removers out there. We’ll also look at how to find the best callus remover if you decide to do some shopping on your own.
Callus Remover Comparison
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Callus Remover Buying Guide
What is a Callus Remover?
Of course, while these three callus removers are easily the best when measured by any standard metric of quality, there is bound to be at least some degree of subjectivity when it comes to deciding whether or not any given callus remover is worth your while. Although I certainly can’t tell you which product is best for you when you’re shopping on your own, I can certainly help you figure it out for yourself. When shopping, try keeping some of the following considerations in mind.
How often will you be able to clean your callus remover?
Sometimes, a hectic, on-the-go lifestyle can make cleaning your callus remover a real inconvenience. Despite this, many of us will simply refuse to use a dirty unit due to sanitary concerns. While you could get more than one unit, a better (and cheaper) alternative would be to get an electric callus remover which comes with multiple roller heads. The same can also be said if you find yourself going through files more quickly than most folks, being that said replacement roller heads will save you both time and money in the long run. While included replacement heads will incur a price mark up to some degree, it will prove less costly in the end than going through multiple manual models.
How quick are you willing to go?
It doesn’t matter how rough your manual callus remover is (perhaps with the exception of the Microplane covered above), it just won’t be able to remove skin as quickly or efficiently as some of the rougher electric callus removers on the market. And, while rougher files tend to operate slower, this is not always the case. For this reason, you may find certain electric models to be a bit too intense. It’s definitely worth seeing what other people online have to say about any given file regarding its intensity before finalizing a purchase. Unlike manual files, rougher isn’t always better when it comes to electric models.
How much speed control do you need?
If you’ve never used an electric callus remover before, you might not yet be aware of the different speed settings any unit may have. These can be a huge convenience, especially if you’re new to this type of callus remover and could use some time getting adjusted to it at a lower speed. On the other hand, if speed settings were free, every unit would have them in abundance. As such, you’ll find it to be much more economical to stay away from models with a bunch of different settings, as they will likely incur a large price markup. Whether or not economy is more important than control; however, all comes down to your own priorities and preferences.
Will you always have time to charge your electric callus remover?
If you decide to go electric, you’ll need to figure out beforehand whether or not you’ll always be in a situation where you can charge your unit. If not, you may want to go with a unit which operates on changeable batteries. While this might sound obvious, you’ll notice after some time that many manufacturers refer to their rechargeable internal battery simply as “a battery.” Check to see whether or not the unit you have your sights set on comes with an AC cord or not. If not, you can bet you’ll need to pick up some AA’s on your way home.
Types of Callus Removers
As I’m sure you have by now figured out, there are two types of callus removers at your disposal – manual and electric. It can be easy to assume that electric models are inherently better than their manual counterparts. However, this is not necessarily the case. Let’s take a quick look at both types of callus removers so you may decide which is best for you.
- Manual – The callus remover you grew up with. These have you rapidly bring the file back and forth in a sawing motion. These typically require the most amount of effort. On the other hand, they’ll give you an excellent level of control. And, being that you know your skin better than file manufacturers do, this will likely lead to a more comfortable experience.
- Electric – The new kid on the block. These offer the most consistent filing experience, being that they remove the possibility of human error; simply press the roller head against your skin and press a button. However, such callus removers won’t offer you any serious degree of control, save for a very small amount of exceptions. As such, if you have sensitive skin or some other limitation which requires you to be extra careful while filing, it may take a while to find the right model for you.
Common Callus Remover Features
Because everyone has their own needs and preferences, only you can decide from the above two types of callus removers. However, there are a few features you may happen to find in callus removers which could be considered as being beneficial on a universal level. It can’t hurt to keep an eye out for them when shopping.
- A Metal Face – This applies to callus removers of the manual variety. Unlike the sandpaper-esque material found on many files, a metal face will last you a lifetime. Metal also tends to be much more effective.
- Extra Roller Heads – This one applies to electric callus removers. No matter what, you’re going to need an extra roller head at some point or another. While included roller heads may make a unit somewhat more costly, they will always prove cheaper in the end than buying more heads separately.
Outside of making sure your callus remover comes with either a metal face or extra roller heads (depending on the type of remover you end up choosing), picking out the right features in your next unit is all up to you. While certain products (such as the three listed at the beginning of this review) may be of more quality than other units, only you know your skin. Keeping all of the above considerations in mind, finding the right callus remover for your skin should be a very easy ordeal.