ONCE A DAY
Treat your foot or feet once a day.
FOR A WEEK
Normal treatment lasts one week. For very severe problems, treatment for up to three weeks may be required.
TWO PUMPS OF THE DISPENSER PER FOOT
Dispense two pumps of Footmender cream per foot.
We recommend that you treat your entire foot even if you feel that you mainly have problems with e.g. cracked heels or corns. Often, people have several different problems simultaneously and almost always in combination with dry feet. Rub in for at least one minute, preferably in the evening (for practical reasons). After treatment, allow it to be absorbed completely into your skin.
After just one treatment you can often see a visible improvement, and with each subsequent day of treatment you will see an improvement. The length of treatment depends on how severe your problems are when treatment commences and on the degree of healing desired. When the desired results have been achieved, we recommend that you switch to maintenance therapy in order to maintain the condition of your feet.
If the problem is severe, a course of treatment as outlined above should be undertaken in order to achieve complete healing. Once the course of treatment is complete, we recommend switching to a programme of maintenance therapy to maintain the good results that have been achieved. Without maintenance therapy there is a risk of recurrence. An appropriate treatment interval is one or two times per week.
WHEN USING THE PUMP DISPENSER FOR THE FIRST TIME:
Press the pump dispenser repeatedly until the contents start to come out (as a rule, about 5-10 presses are required).
The skin protects underlying tissue from external stressors. The outermost visible layer of the skin is called the epidermis, and it functions as the body’s external shield. The epidermis contains cells that produce keratin – a sulphurous, fibrous protein that helps make skin strong and resistant to abrasion. New keratin-containing cells are produced continually in the epidermis. These cells slowly move upwards towards the surface of the skin. The closer to the surface they get, the flatter they become, before they eventually die. These dead cells remain on the surface of the skin as a protective layer until they are replaced by new cells from below, and then they are subsequently shed. On average, this process takes 3-4 weeks. The thickness of the epidermis depends on where on the body it is located. Skin surfaces that are subject to extra wear and tear, such as the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, have a thicker epidermis.
HOW DO THE PROBLEMS ARISE AND WHAT IS THE CAUSE?
When the skin’s natural cell renewal process is disrupted in some way, it can no longer shed dead skin cells and they form a hard layer. When this happens, the skin becomes dry and calluses may form, which in turn may lead to painful cracks or corns.
There are several factors that may cause foot problems, such as when we subject our feet to friction and pressure by, for example, using shoes that put pressure on a certain spot or straining the foot by standing for long periods. If you are involved in sports like tennis, badminton, running, floorball, football, etc., you can frequently experience foot problems.