The home foot peel experience was much less trouble than I expected, and I was surprised at the results I got, especially after seeing the results others got.
I have always been on the lookout for the desert heel syndrome. If you have ever lived in the desert, you know what I mean. We lived in the desert in CA for 4 years, and I was almost as regular at keeping foot cream on my feet as I was on my belly when I was pregnant. (The belly will be another story, another day.)
I’ve been lucky to not have a lot of dead skin or calluses build up on my feet over the years. In the Spring and Summer, I get pedicures more regularly than in the cooler months.
One of my favorite services during pedicures is the paraffin wax treatment. Paraffin is a soft warmed wax in a bag that your foot goes into. They help the wax to form around your feet, and you just enjoy the warmth for a few minutes.
Once it has cooled a bit, they slide the then slightly molded wax off your feet and proceed with the rest of the pedicure. The paraffin helps moisturize your feet.
Other ways to remove dead skin from feet during the pedicure is a type of foot file used after soaking your feet in warm water.
Depending on the file used, I have seen quite a bit of dead skin come off, especially if they are using a file that looks like a cheese grater. That one is a bit scary, but I have never been cut by it.
Using the Baby Foot Peel at Home
I first learned about the (Amazon affiliate link) Baby Foot peel while I was away with the other riders and trainer from my horse barn. One of the girls had done her second foot peel a week or so prior, and her feet were still peeling – like crazy peeling.
After discussing it with her, I knew I needed to give it a try. I secretly hoped my own foot peel experience would be just as productive.
Like I mentioned above, my feet prior to the peel wasn’t awful. I didn’t have cracked heels or any problem wearing shoes, no corns or large calluses, but now’s a great time to do some preventive, right?
The instructions for using the Baby Foot Peel is very easy and straightforward.
Inside the packaging, there are 2 sealed plastic booties with the gel already for use.
You’ll cut open each booty – just a cut across the top as if you are opening a bag of salad – and stick a clean, dry foot in.
It also comes with small pieces of tape that you use to secure the plastic booty around your ankle. Once the plastic is closed, you will put on a large sock that can easily slip over it. This is to help secure the plastic and just makes it more comfortable.
Repeat the procedure for the other foot.
Then, find yourself a comfy spot to hang out for an hour. I grabbed my favorite throw blanket and laptop and settled in on my recliner sofa to work (I work from home and take advantage of any work time I can get sometimes) and watch TV.
Once I was sitting, I forgot the plastic booties were on. You will want to be careful while walking in them. Nothing outrageous, but smaller, deliberate steps were best.
When the hour is over, just scuttle to your shower, slip the socks and booties off together and carefully step to wash your feet off. I just opted to get right in the shower.
For the first few days, your feet look normal. I wasn’t sure how much my feet would peel since I didn’t seem to have a lot of dead skin.
Like clockwork, on day 7, my feet began to peel. If you like peeling sunburn, you will be in heaven while peeling feet.
My heels peeled really well, as you can see from the picture, but the rest of my feet didn’t have a lot of dead skin to peel off. I had a lot of flaking around the ball of my feet and the edges.
The peeling lasted for about 5 days. I know my friend from the barn said her feet peeled a lot for about a week.
What I Will Do differently next time
One thing I didn’t do, that I wish I had now was to sleep in socks with a foot cream for a few days after the foot peel treatment.
When my feet began to peel, unless I had recently been in the shower, the skin peeling off was so dry and flaked.
By sleeping in the cream and socks, I may have been able to peel a little more than it did.
Comparing My Feet Now to Before the Peel
I can see a big difference in the heels of my feet. They are much softer and pinker compared to almost a dirty white before.
It’s a difference I have never seen with pedicures. So, even if you are a regular in the pedi chair, this foot peel is worth an easy hour of your time.
I will definitely do the Baby Foot Peel again and for sure get one for my husband. For now, I think once or twice a year would be good timing.
I hope my foot peel experience has helped you prepare and make the most of yours!
PS – Did you see mine and Madison’s hunt for the perfect jeans recently?