The most unpleasant thing about living in space are the skins of your feet

Some of the difficulties of living in space have been presented in science fiction films, but never with enough likelihood to show minimal detail but, apparently, very unpleasant for the astronauts that inhabit the International Space Station (ISS).

That detail overlooked are the skins that come off the feet.

Disintegrated feet

In the first two months of living in the ISS, the soles of the feet disintegrate because astronauts hardly use them or put weight on them, which means that they become smoother and softer, like those of a newborn. It's like getting a pedicure.

However, all the remains of hard and dead skin that accumulate on the soles of the feet begin to detach, as the astronaut explains Tim Peake in his book Why does the space smell like barbecue:

After living in space for a few weeks, you have to take off your socks with extreme caution, otherwise, there will be a shower of skin scales in the cabin. Since nothing falls to the ground in microgravity, these skins remain floating until the air circulation leads them to one of the returned air filters.