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Give yourself a pedicure with a Dremel MultiTool

Bet you didn't realise that your Dremel MultiTool is one of the easiest ways to give your toes a beauty treatment.

 

I am one of those unfortunately people that suffer from ingrown toe nails, especially on my big toe. The toe nail grows too thick and then contracts as it grows, clamping the toe underneath and causing a lot of pain.

Many years ago during a visit to a Podiatrist, I was somewhat surprised when she pulled out a Dremel MultiTool and proceeded to sand down the nail to reduce the thickness and allow more flexibility to stop the nail squeezing tight.

Since then, I have been using my Dremel MultiTool for regular nail and foot treatments and it works like a dream.

If you do want to use a Dremel MultiTool to give yourself a pedicure you will need to use a model that comes complete with a Flex Shaft, as this not only allows easier movement, but also better control.

Although I have been using this method for quite a few years now, practice makes perfect and you need to be comfortable using the Dremel for a pedicure and for removing pads of dry skin.

Using the Flex Shaft with the Dremel MultiTool on a low-speed setting, and with a fine sanding disk attachment (shown above), apply light, gentle pressure to work from the base of the toe nail to the top of the toe.

If you are not sure how much sanding is needed to provide relief, experiment over a couple of sessions rather than removing too much at one time.

For an ingrown toe nail, only lightly sand across the top of the toe nail - concentrating at the centre - to remove pressure from the sides that dig into the toe itself.

After all sessions apply a moisturizer to the toe nail to prevent cracking and help soften the nail itself.

As you become more comfortable using the Dremel MultiTool on your feet you will be able to work on hard pads of skin on the side of the toes or foot.

After each session, apply a suitable foot moisturizing cream to keep the skin soft and supple. Over time you will greatly reduce hard skin bumps.

I use my Dremel MultiTool to smooth away dry skin and keep my heels nice and soft. It doesn't hurt in the slightest and easily removes dried skin. If you have cracked heels, use the sander to gently remove as much dry skin as possible and then apply heel balm. The results will be much faster.

It is advised that if you regularly visit a Podiatrist you discuss this method with them before doing it yourself. This article is not intended to replace any medical advice.