How Do I Choose the Best Foot Scrubber?

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Whether you would like to give yourself a pedicure or simply revitalize tired feet, the correct foot scrubber can help you do this. Before you buy a scrubber, think about how and where you might use this item. This is because you might need one tool for scrubbing feet and another for exfoliating them. It can be a good idea to rub your skin with this device in order to see if it is excessively abrasive so you will not scratch yourself while you are using it.

You may want to ask a pedicurist to recommend a foot scrubber for you. She can tell you about different types and what the advantages and disadvantages of each are. That way, you can choose one that will be easy to use, yet provide you with the results you are looking for.

A shower foot scrubber may harbor bacteria, which could cause you to get an infection. For this reason, it is important to know how to clean different types of foot scrubbers. It may be possible to wipe a plastic model down with soap and hot water, but you might need to spray a terra cotta scrubber with disinfectant in order to kill bacteria.


You may want to take your foot scrubber with you when you are traveling, so it can be helpful to find a portable one. Look for one that comes with a travel case so you can easily slip it into your luggage or backpack. It might be wise to buy a very small tool so it will not be overly bulky to carry around with you.

A two-sided foot scrubber could help you perform different types of foot care, so choosing one of these models can be very convenient. One side of the scrubber may have a pumice stone for exfoliating feet with a brush for scrubbing feet on the other side. If you would like to improve the circulation of your feet, you may want to find one that has small round balls for massaging feet on one end and a somewhat stiff brush on the other side.

It is a good idea to replace your foot scrubber when it becomes difficult to remove dead skin from your heels and toes. Generally speaking, a terra cotta scrubber that contains a pumice stone will need to be replaced before one that has bristles will. A more expensive tool will not necessarily last longer than an inexpensive model, so you do not need to spend a great deal of money on this item.


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