We’ve been in the throes of a heatwave summer, which has meant flip flops and maxi dresses. However, this rare sunny treat has meant that my feet have seen better days. Having exposed feet and wearing flat sandals has put increased pressure on my heels, not to mention my poor feet picking up all the outdoor elements of dust and grime. So a pedicure was in order, so I could either do a DIY at home pedicure (which requires time), or get my feet pumiced professionally (which requires time and deep pockets).
As I was not in great supply of either, the Emjoi Micro Pedi promised the answer. The Emjoi Micro Pedi is a handheld, battery operated device which looks like an electric razor, but buffs away dry skin with rotating pumice.
Using it is simple, you simply glide the pedi up and down (or side-to-side) across the heels, and it lifts away dry skin like talcum powder. You focus on one area for just a few seconds, avoiding going over the same area for too long.
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Promising results in seconds, I got to work, and here’s the before and after evidence:
Heels before Micro Pedi use
Heels after Micro Pedi use
I also got a willing volunteer to try out the Micro Pedi and their results are below:
Can you guess which foot has been sloughed by the Micro Pedi???
In fact, the Micro Pedi has been passed around quite a bit now, and everyone who used it has praised its ability to tame their manky heels. In fact, it was also used on a boy who had never had any form of foot treatment. Heck, he doesn’t even moisturise. And he was impressed too, which is high praise indeed.
To show you how easy it is, I have included a demo video above. The results are pretty incredible, if not gross. You could practically create a loose powder with all that dry skin!
Emjoi Micro Pedi – the final verdict
So it’s a unanimous thumbs up for the Micro Pedi, it’s quick and easy to use and saves you sloughing away in the shower, or forking out on a pedicure. Also, with a professional pedicure, the focus is usually on polishing the toes anyway, rather than actually doing away with dry heels.
I can’t compare it with its famous counterpart, the Ped-Egg, as I’ve not used it, but others have and say the Micro-Pedi offers much better results and is gentler on the skin.
At around £20.00, it’s good value for money too, as you can use this again and again at your convenience. I would estimate that to keep your heels soft, you need to use the Emjoi Micro Pedi every 2-3 weeks. For very hard skin, you’ll need to use it more often.
However, you’ll easily be able to work it into a routine, as long as you keep a newspaper or dusting sheet handy for all the crumbs. But one thing to remember is that you still need to moisturise your feet after using the Micro Pedi. While it buffs away the dead skin and creates smooth heels, you’re responsible for keeping them soft.
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