Horny skin: the protective layer for the feet
Horny skin often looks unattractive but for your feet it is actually important protection!
With regular pressure – a result of shoes that are too narrow, high heels or thin soles – small inflammations are caused in the hypodermis.
These signal to the body that protection for the sensitive lower cell layers must be built up.
To prevent further injuries, the skin thickens locally in the damaged area and the horny layer is formed.