Step 1: Assessment
Step 2: Equip Yourself
-Triple antibiotic ointment
-Foot sanding pads or pumice stone
-Foot file (looks sorta like cheese grater)
- Cocoa butter, foot cream or petroleum jelly
-Thick socks natural fibers I've found work a lot better (not pictured)
-Toenail clippers(not pictured)
-A couple of towels
Step 3: Treat
For gangly toenails trim and file back to a comfortable level trust me this will pay off later while applying whatever you chose to lather your feet in later.You do not want to cut yourself on one of those suckers.
Step 4: Wrap, Soak and File
After a good soaking I do one foot at a time alternating feet in between scrubbing I start with a foot file "cheese grater" on the really calloused areas and rough spots after I've removed a good portion but not enough to injure or cause irritation I move on to what I call sanding pads starting with the course grit which reminds me of 160 grit sand paper remember keep alternating feet in between each phase this will make it easier to remove material and make every step go faster once you've gotten to a point that you no longer feel rough patches on your feet move on to the finer side of you foot sander this usually feels more like 240 grit sandpaper this step is more to Smooth out the and start to finish the foot seems like extra work but it will save a big headache feet a funny if not smoothed out the dry really fast and flake something terrible, do this step until your feet feel more like the tops of your feet than hooves.
Step 5: Finish Line
Slathering time after the stone rinse your feet off and pat them off before they dry completely apply your lotion, petroleum jelly, fancy foot cream whatever your choice I alternate with the weather some days I'll use cocoa butter other days petroleum jelly and days it rains (I walk in soaked boots, I'm a landscaper) I like to use jergins healing lotion.
Once your glazed like a Ham put on your socks and enjoy the rest of your day.
Side note its not needed but apply more lotion or cream the next morning is a life saver it really helps to keep fresh feet from drying out to quickly.
good luck and show'm your stuff
Remember I'm not a doctor or your health advisor so do everything at your own descretion I wish you the best with your endeavour.