The Importance of Exfoliating Your Hands & Feet









When we think about smooth radiant skin and exfoliating, we openly focus on our face and overlook our hands and feet.

But since we’re constantly using our hands, and always on our feet, they need to be exfoliated just as much, if not more. If you think about it, feet are the foundation of our bodies so we should be treating them with the care and attention they deserve.


What is Exfoliation?

It’s a process of removing dead cells from the surface of the skin. Though your skin naturally sheds dead cells every day, exfoliating gives that extra help to remove them from the surface. This can be done naturally by using a pumice stone, peel or scrub. Or chemically, using alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs).

By exfoliating your hands and feet, you’ll be looking after your skin health and restoring its natural fresh state.


Benefits of Exfoliating Hands & Feet

There are many benefits to exfoliating your skin regularly:

  • Removes dead cells to keep skin soft and smooth, and helps make way for the new cells which generate every 30 days.
  • Helps to eliminate dry, flaky and cracked skin, especially during winter months.
  • Removes dirt and pollutants.
  • Helps to prevent the build-up of foot calluses, blisters or infections which can form when dead skin cells are not removed and pores become blocked.
  • Promotes healthy blood circulation.
  • Improves physical and mental well-being.
  • Helps keep hands and feet healthy and radiant.


Whilst it’s important to remove dead skin cells, you need to maintain your skin’s natural oils. Unless you have very sensitive skin, maintaining a twice-weekly exfoliating regime, you can keep dry, dull skin at bay without stripping away those necessary natural oils. Just avoid exfoliating any areas affected by sunburns, insect bites, open wounds or cuts. And exfoliate your hands and feet gently as scrubbing too hard can irritate your skin.