For those of you who don't really know how to exfoliate properly, and have rough, dry feet like mine have become as I've gotten older--probably caused by years of tomboy behavior and going barefoot--exfoliating is really easy and highly effective in returning those leather feet to soft, supple skin again, if done properly.
I did some research on how to exfoliate, to assure my readers that the information I offered was totally accurate. Below are guidelines for exfoliating properly, and of course exfoliating is hardly just for feet. The information below are instructions for a whole body exfoliation, though the same guidelines apply for any one part of your body:
- Buy a loofah, exfoliating gloves or a body exfoliating brush.
- Once in the shower or bath, wet your entire body. Apply exfoliating cleanser to your loofah or other exfoliating tool.
- Scrub your body, using gentle circular motions.
- Choose exfoliating cleansers containing oatmeal, raw sugar, ground almonds or sea salt. The grainy texture exfoliates the skin.
- Rub rough spots, such as heels, with a pumice stone or stick.
- Be sure to use body moisturizers at least once every day. This will prevent skin from drying out due to exfoliation.
Exfoliating is invigorating, refreshing, and really works to soften skin, used along with a good lotion afterwards. If you didn't know how to exfoliate before, well now you have no excuse for missing out on softening those rough patches and those leather feet!