The Importance of Exfoliating
Do you exfoliate your feet but don't understand why it's necessary? I'm going to explain what exfoliating means, how it benefits our skin, the different ways to exfoliate, and how to do it properly. Let's dive in feet first (pun intended)!
What is Exfoliating?
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool. Did you know that your skin sheds dead skin cells naturally every 30 days to make room for new skin cells? However, sometimes that doesn't happen, which results in our feet being dry, cracking, having flaky patches, and clogged pores.
How does exfoliation benefit your skin?
Regular exfoliation can help prevent clogged pores, resulting in fewer breakouts.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter and improve the effectiveness of topical skincare products by enhancing absorption.
Long-term exfoliating can increase collagen production. Collagen is key to glowing vibrant skin, and the protein also promotes skin elasticity, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and related sagging.
The different ways and how to exfoliate
There are different ways to exfoliate, such as using a dry pumice stone, soaking your feet, or using a foot scrub. The way that I exfoliate my feet is by using my KBlessed Butters Whipped Sugar Scrub. While in the shower, when my feet are already wet, I put my KBB Scrub on my feet and legs and use my pumice stone to scrub the more problematic areas (heels and under my big toes), then rinse them off. You can repeat this several times, depending on the roughness of your feet. I do this every time I shower, and my feet are so soft! Afterward, I apply our moisturizing KBlessd Butters Whipped Shea Body Butter to lock in the moisture. Moisture is essential! When getting a pedicure, I also take my scrub with me because I know that the ingredients are all-natural.
Word of Caution
You may want to do an extreme exfoliation on your feet and make the mistake of using a foot mask, as I did. I didn't realize that my feet would peel for more than 7 days! They looked horrible! It may be shocking to your skin, due to the extreme peeling, and your feet may experience blisters and pain (I didn't, thankfully) due to your skin becoming sensitive because of the excess skin loss. I used KBB Whipped Body Butter every day to assist with the peeling, but it was a rough 7 days! Remember that your feet didn't become rough or callused overnight, so the removal is best done slowly and safely.
Now that you know all about exfoliating, grab your KBlessd Butters Whipped Sugar Scrub and Whipped Shea Body Butter set here to begin your Blessd Babe journey to soft and moisturized feet! Don’t forget to subscribe for updates and specials AND enjoy 25% off your first purchase (applies to new subscribers)!
Kausha Wells, Owner/CEO