Natural health international beauty awards 2018 winner, the NYK1 foot rasp is an international best seller. and one of the most popular foot files around.
So why are they so good? surely they can’t be any different to regular foot files? we suspect there is a bit of marketing and push behind these files.
The title of the product is a dead giveaway. They are trying to leverage as many foot problems as possible. But that”s not to say this file won’t work.
What are the main features of the NYK1?
The NYK1 is a pretty simple design for a foot file and could be considered more of a rasp than a file.
They even claim themselves that they have the “sharpest foot file” whether thats a good thing is another matter.
The design has an ergonomic handle with a slightly curved rectangular paddle shape. Available in pink and black.
The main body of the file is plastic with the rubbing surface being stainless steel. We can’t comment on the quality of the surface or how long it will last. this will depend on the quality of the stainless steel and whether it’s dried carefully after use.
The total length is 27.5cm and 7cm at it’s widest point. This make it good for heavy use.
How do you use the NKY1?
One of the best things about this type of file as how easy it is to use. Just make sure your feet are clean and dry (or wet) and gently rub the surface against the hard skin.
It’s recommended to put a towel to catch any hard skin that comes off.
After a couple of minutes of gently rubbing apply a good quality moisturising foot cream.
Does this need to be used wet?
This is a good question and a lot of rasps, foot files and pumice stones do recommend only being used when wet.
The main reason for this is due to the heat build up of rubbing it against your feet. This increases the risk of damaging your feet.
The NYK1 claim that their file can be used on wet and dry feet. This should be done with caution.
Before and after photos
- Relatively inexpensive compared to electric fool files
- Easy to use
- Very Sharp
- Can flex under strain
- Very sharp, caution advised.
- Can be difficult to clean
- Made from plastic (for the environmentally conscious)
If you have difficult troublesome hard skin and your looking to deal with it quickly and simply, the NYK1 foot file is a great choice. Its inexpensive, comes in a choice of two colours and can be cleaned after use.
As with all manual foot files you should be careful not to be too heavy handed as this foot file is very sharp and you could easily do yourself damage. This is very important if your are diabetic.