The sun is shining and our feet are out. I find that after a winter in boots and chunky knit tights, my feet need a little extra TLC, but after days in flimsy sandals, sky-high wedges and even barefoot running on the grass, my feet are screaming out for love. It's all well and good getting our feet ready for summer, but the key to perfect summer toes is in the maintenance! So say hello to the S-Ped by Stylfile, invented by Apprentice star Tom Pellereau.
Similar to the Ped Egg, which has been around for some time now, the S-Ped, offers a more ergonomic and user-friendly way to file our feet. It's uniquely curved S file shape follows the natural shape of our feet, and as it’s quite long, you don't have to bend yourself into all kinds of weird and wonderful yoga poses to get the job done!
The S-Ped comes in two parts with a solid plastic base. Attached to the base is the stainless steel micro file, which, if you ask me, looks and feels like a cheese grater! It has hundreds of these torture device looking holes with raised bits that when run along the skin, surprisingly gently removes hard and dead skin from the soles of your feet. You don't have to apply too much pressure either, making this a great little device for someone like my mum who has had carpel tunnel syndrome, which has left both her hands and wrists weak.
The removed skin (that makes it sound so torturous, I promise you it's not!) is contained within the S-Ped. Now, here's where I have a tiny problem...removing the file to clean out the oh so nasty looking skin flakes. The S-Ped does have handy indents on the top and bottom to make removing the file easier, but I still find I need to apply some pressure, which causes it to pop off somewhat dramatically and trap me in a skin flake storm. Gross. Instead of opening it over a bin, I find I have to get right in the bin before pulling off the file. A tiny bit awkward but better than being covered in my own dead skin!
Once you've filed the hard skin on your soles, you then attach the emery board style file to the S-Ped and exfoliate your feet, then switch the file over and give your feet a good finishing polish. If your new to all this or haven't looked at your soles since the dead of winter then you might find it takes a few sessions with the S-Ped system before you get everything looking smooth and even.
I've got to say I much prefer the S-Ped file as a way of looking after my feet, it's just so much easier to hold onto in my tiny child sized hands and it’s quick too. Cleaning can be a bit of a pain but I'm prepared to overlook that as I've been getting great results. If, however your still sporting blisters from those new shoes or broken skin from going bare foot, please let your feet heal before you go anywhere near them with this file!
Always use on clean, dry feet and afterwards follow with a heavy-duty cream. I love The Body Shops Hemp hand cream for my feet; it keeps them so supple and soft!
Remember, you should only use the S-Ped on HARD skin, there's no point filing away at soft skin, you'll only cause more harm than good! I use it every couple of weeks, mostly on the heels, and have had no problems!
Have you tried the S-Ped by Stylfile yet? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,