Hey Probelle Family!!
We all love smooth feet, but have you ever thought about what the best material is for smoothing them out? Nail salons will typically use a metal foot file or a pumice stone. Rarely do they ever use the new guy in town - a nickel foot file. We've got 5 reasons below on why you should start asking your nail technician if they use nickel foot files before allowing them to use anything else.
1. Nickel Doesn't Rust
Unlike metal, nickel won't rust. Why does this matter? Because if you happen to cut yourself with a rusty metal foot file, getting rust into your body, you could be in serious trouble. You'll be needing to make a trip to your doctor or local clinic for a tetanus shot.
2. It's Antimicrobial
This is a big one. If you frequently get services done at nail salons and you don't like to bring your own tools, you're probably concerned with cleanliness. Cleanliness should be one of your top concerns when deciding on where to get your service done. When something is antimicrobial, it cannot collect bacteria. It's important that all reused tools are sanitized. A nickel foot file is easily cleaned and sanitized.
3. It's Hypoallergenic
If you have sensitive skin, this one is going to be appealing. You're always better safe than sorry. Since nickel is antimicrobial they're also easy to clean, which helps for those of us who are allergic to everything.
4. It's Safer Than Metal
Finally, it's safer for you. Metal is harsher on the skin than nickel, so you're limited with how rough you can be. Whether you're removing calluses at home or getting it done in a nail salon, this is important. This means your nail technician can apply more pressure to get rid of your calluses than they could with a metal foot file and still not harm you. It's only meant to be used on dry feet and will reduce your calluses to a powder, like the image shown above.
5. It Works Better Than a Pumice Stone
Sure, pumice stones are soft and safe, but they don't always get the job done. There's nothing worse than walking out of a nail salon after having paid $60+ for your services and not getting your money's worth. For tougher calluses, a pumice stone isn't going to get your feet baby smooth.
Well, there you have it! That's 5 reasons why you should give ask your nail technician to use a nickel foot file instead of a metal one. We hope you found this post helpful! Let us know what other information you'd like to see from us in the comments below!