A whopping 2 pints of sweat per day can be produced by just our feet, as they have about 250,000 sweat glands! And combined with the bacteria that live on them, this creates a rather stinky smell. Washing and exfoliating your feet not only helps to remove the odor, but it also benefits your blood, toenails, and even joints.
We wondered about the benefits of washing our feet, and it turned out to be more important than we thought. Let’s take a look at why!
Washing your feet helps to remove their smell.
Regularly and properly washing your feet helps to remove the dirt, dead skin cells and sweat that accumulated there during the day. Just rinsing them off with water won’t do the trick as most of these things will just stay there. In the end, they will cause your feet to smell rather unpleasant and can even make it easier for infections to grow.
Additional scrubbing helps to prevent infections.
Our feet are as vulnerable to infection as other parts of our bodies, and bacteria that cover them can cause different kinds of inflammation. Scrubbing your feet helps to exfoliate all the unnecessary skin layers together with its microbes and prevents the development of things such as fungus, warts, bunions, corns, and calluses. And if nothing else, this simple procedure is super refreshing.