In quality foot care, a foot file is indispensable. Therefore, today we will talk about what types of foot files are and how to choose the most suitable one.
When it comes to removing dead skin from your feet, it can be difficult and tiring. Especially when it comes to calluses or corns. However, the process can be made a little easier if you use a good foot file.
Benefits of using a foot file
- The sawing improves the blood circulation of the legs, and thus more nutrients are supplied to the skin cells.
- Good foot care with a foot file can help remove the unsightly calluses and corns that develop from ill-fitting shoes and high heels.
- Due to the removal of dead cells, more oxygen is supplied to the feet, which in turn improves the process of self-healing of the skin on the legs.
- And of course, it is impossible not to note the visual effect of the procedure. After processing the feet with a file, the legs look much more attractive.
Now let's figure out what are the foot files. For maximum effect and quality foot care, you may need to use several types at once.
Foot files are divided into two main types: electric and manual. Electric foot files, in turn, are divided into battery-operated and those that can be charged from the mains.
As for hand saws for legs, they work solely due to the power of your muscles. :)
Hand files for legs can be made from different materials. And it is the material that determines the role that they play in a foot care session.
Metal file for feet
Metal files are used to remove hard, obsolete calluses. Metal heel files are made from stainless steel or nickel, which is durable and rust resistant.
When working with such files, special care should be taken. If you put in a lot of effort or pressure, you will remove not only calluses, but also soft tissues from your feet. This will bring you more complications than benefits, so be extremely careful when using an iron file.
Sanding foot file with abrasive
Emery files for legs are not as rough as metal ones, moreover, they are quite affordable in price, therefore they are widely used by many people around the world. However, it takes a little longer to soften the skin of the feet compared to other foot files.
The abrasive in emery files is made from mineral chips, or artificial materials based on paper or fabric. Most often on sale there is a double-sided emery file for heels, with small and larger crumbs. This nail file is not a very good choice for lovers of wet pedicure, because its adhesive base can become unusable very quickly.
Laser file for legs
The roughness of the coating of such a file is achieved due to fine perforation, which is made by a laser. The heel laser file perfectly removes dead cells and makes the skin smooth without damaging it.
Glass and ceramic foot file
These types of files are made from textured glass or ceramic and are designed to complete your foot care session by giving your feet the finishing touch. The ceramic heel file is much softer in action than other types of foot files and is not intended for tough calluses. However, the advantage of such nail files is that even people with very sensitive skin can use them.
Pumice stone is one of the most famous pedicure tools on the market. Porous pieces of volcanic rock can help clear dry feet and smooth calluses with just a gentle rub on the bottom of your feet and heels. The advantage of using pumice stone is that it is almost impossible to damage the skin, as it has a very delicate effect. For the same reason, don't expect too much from pumice. A pumice stone won't work on old calluses or corns, and is best used as the finishing touch to a pedicure, or used daily in the shower to keep your heels smooth.
However, one must take into account the fact that pumice is a breeding ground for bacteria, due to its porous base, and that, unfortunately, there are no methods for thoroughly cleaning pumice after use.
Open shoe season is upon us. :) And we are obliged to meet him fully armed. I hope my article today will be useful to you in this. Be healthy and beautiful!