Our feet naturally exfoliate themselves and shed dead skin cells, which is why we sometimes find loose skin forming on the soles of our feet. However, this dead skin can begin to build up due to a lack of moisture and from our feet always being covered with shoes and socks.
Because of that, we need to take care of our feet by removing the dead skin. To do so, we have to exfoliate and scrub them, which will help them stay healthy.
A pumice stone is simply a natural lava stone that you can use to remove the dead skin from the soles of your feet. It helps remove callouses as well. To use a pumice stone, either dip it into some warm water or soak your feet in warm water for at least ten minutes. The latter allows the skin on the feet to become softer and easier to remove.
You can then use the pumice stone in circular motions on the feet to remove all the dead skin. Always focus on the top layer of skin to promote healthier skin cell turnover.
Once done, apply a nourishing and hydrating foot lotion to further soften your feet. Avoid using a pumice stone if you have an injury, experience foot soreness, or suspect that you may have some kind of infection.
A good foot scrub contains granules that can help remove the dead skin from the soles of your feet. You can find a good foot scrub in stores, or you can easily make one yourself at home. All you need to do is to dilute a couple of tablespoons of sea salt into an equal amount of both baby oil and lemon juice.
Apply the foot scrub to your feet, and rub it in gently with the palm of your hand. You can also use a foot scrub brush or sponge to make it easier. Once done, rinse your feet with warm water.
A salt scrub is another excellent way to remove dead skin from the feet. Magnesium sulfate, or more commonly known as Epsom salt, is a mineral compound. When you soak your feet in warm water and Epsom salt or use an Epsom salt foot scrub, you can exfoliate dry, cracked feet while removing dead skin.
Sea salt is equally beneficial to your feet. A bamboo charcoal salt scrub, for example, helps uncover the fresh skin lying underneath. The addition of charcoal provides a detoxifying benefit for the skin, removes toxins from the pores, and draws out any impurities.
No matter how you decide to remove the dead skin from the soles of your feet, you will want to do so regularly. That way, you can have smooth, healthy feet and avoid irritation and dry, cracked skin.
Meta: There are many ways for you to remove dead skin from the soles of your feet at home. Here are a few easy ones you can try today.