Isn't dead skin a protection of some kind?
We often hear this question, together with the much-used argument that dead skin is there to protect, and are therefore necessary. We have explained here what causes calluses formation on the feet, for example. And it cannot be denied that the this hard skin protects in a certain way. In some places there is even the opinion that the body actively, quasi as a reaction to external circumstances, consciously produces dead skin, as you can see from this nice ARD production for children.
Intended protective function?
We don't think so! We do not entirely agree with this view. If the body reacts so cleverly that it builds up a protective wall with the intention of creating more corneas, why didn't it imply the possibility to reduce them to a healthy level?
He leaves that part to you? Did the body not know that cornea can tear into the subcutis, or did it simply overlook that the cornea also causes many problems?
We do not believe in the smart protective theory of the body. That is why we also believe that the body does not "know" how much cornea is needed.
It is probably more likely that the basic metabolic function, i.e. the formation of cornea, is affected by external influences such as here which then leads to the fact that one has a benefit on the one hand (let's take the protective function) but that impairments can also be the result.
Not even the question whether corneas are necessary at all can be answered with certainty from our point of view. If you have children or can still remember your own childhood, then you will also know that there are usually no problems with corneas, for example on the feet, in adolescence. Analogous to the protective function theory of the body, it would therefore leave these children defenceless. However, he does not, because young people get along quite well without a cornea, as we know. Or is it a question of weight? How many kilograms of cornea is necessary?
Let's not do this.
Decide yourself if and how much cornea is needed!
Everyone can decide that for themselves. Some find corneas helpful, for example, because they walk barefoot on natural ground a lot, others see the aesthetic aspect in the foreground, simply find it unsightly when the most expensive lady's sandal is decoratively complemented by cracked heels.
But we are sure about one thing. If the cornea causes you problems, for example, if it causes you pain, if you have cracked heels, possibly down to the subcutis, if your feet stink because the cornea is full of foul-smelling bacteria, and this circumstance cannot be remedied even by extensive bathing, then in any case you can be sure that you have more cornea than necessary and then you could consider removing the cornea or part of it.
On these pages we also explain in detail which methods are usually considered. To do so, click on the entries under "Ordinary corneal removal" in the "Worth knowing" menu above.
You can find out what advantages Mr. Fuss' method offers you when corneal removal is necessary in the section "gentle removal with Mr. Fuss".