Scrubbing Your Feet Clean

When most people shower they usually spend a good deal of time shampooing and conditioning their hair and applying soap and lotions to their body. However, because our feet are often difficult to reach and the shower floor slippery, they often only get the soapy water that rinses down from the body.

Proper cleansing of your feet will provide increased comfort, decrease foot odor, and reduce the chance of foot infection.

There is a household kitchen cleanser called Soft Scrub with Bleach that can be effectively used on the foot. Fill a small pump container with this product and leave it in your shower. Pump some of the cleanser onto a small scrub brush, and scrub all areas of your foot a few times per week, especially around the toes and toe nails. The abrasive particles in the Soft Scrub will help to remove the dead skin and bacteria. The chlorine bleach is effective against bacteria and superficial fungus that can cause athletes foot and thickened fungus toenails. Chlorine is also an effective deodorant for the foot.

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