Acid-Based Exfoliating Products for the Feet: AHA & BHA Explained

We hear about exfoliating all the time. We know exfoliation is great for our skin because as dead skin cells build-up, it can accumulate and make your skin dry and dull. In today’s article, we’re going to get into the nitty-gritty of exfoliation including address some common myths and the importance of regular exfoliation.

Why is regular exfoliation important?

Now while our skin naturally sluffs off dead skin, it can't do it all on its own. So by exfoliating on a regular basis, we can help our body remove dead and dry skin to make way for healthy, glowing skin to be able to grow. But people may often forget one of the most important parts of your body to exfoliate, which is your feet.

Why should you exfoliate your feet?

Exfoliating your feet is an essential part of skincare. We use our feet non-stop and they are the part of our skin that takes the most beating which results in the most damage.

Think about all the surfaces you walk on and all the harsh elements your feet are exposed to daily. They deserve to be treated well and the best way to do that is to exfoliate them with the right products.

What should you exfoliate your feet with?

There are two common types of exfoliating acids in the skincare world that are great for your feet. These acids are alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA). Both are perfect exfoliating acids for your feet and have incredible benefits for them.

Let's talk more about what these acids are and how they help.

What are exfoliating acids AHA and BHA?

AHA exfoliating acids are organic water-soluble acids that are made from sugary fruits. They help peel away the rough surfaces of your skin so that new, healthy skin cells can generate. Not only does this acid exfoliate, but it can boost collagen production.

BHA differs from AHA in that it works beyond the surface of the skin and works deep inside the pores of your skin. It is oil-soluble, so it is known for the ability to hydrate the skin while exfoliating. This acid is great for your feet because once your skin is exfoliated, it will moisturize and soften the new skin.

What are the best exfoliating products with AHA and BHA acids?

Roots and Bloom Foot Therapy has two products that have AHA and BHA acids and are perfect to exfoliate and hydrate your feet.

Our Multi-Acid Pads have both alpha and beta hydro acids in them, giving your feet the perfect solution to exfoliating and hydrating. They will remove that hardened, dead skin to reveal feet that are velvety smooth.

Our Resurfacing Pads have active BHA in them and they are perfect for dry, cracked feet. They will get below the surface and into those pores to hydrate and renew your feet.

 

When should you add acid-based exfoliating products into your foot care routine?

I guess the answer to that is whenever you are ready to have smooth, soft, and renewed feet! Everyone should always be incorporating AHA and BHA products into their foot care routine to give their feet the absolute best care possible.

Our feet work hard for us, so we should work for them to give them the best care we can. Luckily, the work is made super easy for you with our Root and Bloom Foot Therapy products.

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I love Roots & Bloom!

My feet are finally soft and smooth--all the time. I've been using the Exfoliating Pads for over a month now. I don't want to be without them.

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