When choosing a pedicure scrub, it is important to consider whether you have any allergies or skin sensitivities, whether you like the scent and texture of the scrub, and whether you can afford it. As preferences regarding scrubs and other personal care products vary from individual to individual, you may wish to obtain sample sizes of various types of foot scrubs prior to making a purchase. Some people, particularly those who have wounds on their feet or who have diabetes, may wish to avoid using a pedicure scrub, as it may aggravate or cause skin problems.
Whether you are enjoying a home or professional pedicure, the use of a pedicure scrub is often an integral part of taking care of your feet. The scrub can help remove old, dead skin and make your feet appear smooth, soft, and clean. Many people also find that they greatly enjoy the feeling of the pedicure scrub being massaged into their feet, ankles, and calves. There are numerous different types of scrubs available on the market. Some are available through specialty shops, spas, and salons, while others can be purchased in grocery and drug stores. It is certainly possible to substitute a facial or body scrub for a pedicure scrub, so if you have a scrub that you particularly like, you may wish to try it on your feet.
Ideally, using a pedicure scrub should be a pleasant experience. If you use a scented scrub, make sure that you appreciate its fragrance. Pay attention to how a scrub feels on your skin, as you may find that the abrasives used in some scrubs feel better than others. In all cases, you should choose a scrub that is affordable while also delivering good results.
If you have any allergies or skin sensitivities, it is important that you read the ingredient label on any commercial scrub to avoid triggering a reaction. When undergoing a professional pedicure, ask the nail technician for information about the scrub that he or she uses and to either skip the scrub or use a different product if you are concerned about irritation. Another option is to use homemade pedicure scrubs so that you can control the scrub's ingredients. Finally, talk to your doctor if you have diabetes or skin problems, as it may be inadvisable for you to undergo pedicures or use any type of foot care products until your condition improves.