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Do you scrub your feet in the shower?

Do you scrub your feet in the shower?

When you shower, your feet are exposed to excess water and soap before it heads down the drain. You may assume that’s plenty of “washing” so there’s no need to scrub them. Experts at the Institute for Preventive Foot Health recommend you “wash and thoroughly dry your feet every day.

How do you properly wash your feet?

Wash and dry your feet

  1. Use warm (not hot) water. Check the water temperature with your wrists, not your feet.
  2. Wash all areas of your feet, especially the underside of your toes and between them. Use a mild soap.
  3. Pat your feet dry. Don’t rub the skin on your feet.
  4. Dry carefully between your toes.
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How often should you scrub your feet?

If you’ve got mild – moderately dry feet, exfoliating in the shower once a fortnight is sufficient. Severely dry, cracked or callused feet benefit from a weekly to twice-weekly exfoliating scrub and pumice stone rub, which will prevent hardened areas from building up further and maintain feet health.

Do you need to scrub your feet?

Washing your feet thoroughly helps to remove the dirt, sweat, grime and bacteria that build up quickly and can lead to foot odor. If you experience foot odor frequently, washing your feet might not be enough.

Is Showering with just water good?

Just water. Water does a fine job of rinsing away dirt without stripping vital oils from your skin. Also, avoid those luxurious long, hot showers. Just a few minutes under the spray is enough to rinse away a day’s accumulation of dirt, and any longer might dry your skin.

How long should I soak my feet before scrubbing?

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Soak your feet in a tub or basin of warm, soapy water for 5-10 minutes. This will soften the skin. If you’re feeling decadent, try adding a couple drops of scented oil to the water. Wet the pumice stone in the same water and then gently rub the rough areas of your skin for 2-3 minutes.

When is the best time to scrub your feet?

Foot scrub: It is up to you if you want to exfoliate before or after wetting your feet. Be sure to use an exfoliant with some gusto, because our feet have thicker skin. Sugar scrubs typically don’t do the trick, which is why we prefer a salt scrub.

What happens if you dont wash your feet in the shower?

Initially, said dermatologist Dr. Lauren Ploch, the skin would become oily or dry and become infected with fungus or yeast and then bacteria. The dirt on the skin could then cause warty growths.

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Should you dry your feet after shower?

The rationale is simple, he explains. Fungi grow in moist environments; take away the water, and it helps to stop growth. When you let your feet air-dry, it can take up to 30 minutes for the corners of your nails and the spaces between your toes to dry—these are the places where fungus often begins to grow, Dr.