Product Review: Baby Foot
August 4, 2017
Hey Bare Squad!
If you’re anything like me, summer really takes a toll on your feet. I don’t know if it’s the sandals, heat or extra activity that comes with warm weather but my feet are always a mess. The biggest problems? Callouses and dry, cracking skin. Yuck.
When I was told that we would be bringing in Baby Foot, a mask that could solve these problems, I sort of scoffed. Now, I’m not someone who really enjoys getting pedicures or having my feet touched, so the prospect of having feet that felt like they were just freshly pedicured without the salon trip was enticing. Plus, Laurie had tried it and raved about how nice her feet felt. But I figured it couldn’t really make them any worse, so I gave it a shot!
Baby Foot claims that it is “designed specifically to remove hardened skin and dead cells from your feet. It’s effective, effortless, and very easy to use.”
(Pulled from the box.)
To start, soak your feet in warm water for about 20-30 minutes. This will make the skin more pliable to take in all the skin softening goodness. The package includes 2 booties and adhesive tape to keep the masks on. Dry your feet thoroughly, put on the booties and secure with the tape. If you’re like me and can’t sit still, have a pair of socks handy so you can walk around without slipping. Or just tuck into a movie and let the booties work their magic for the next 60 minutes.
Once the time has run out, rise your feet off with soapy water and pat dry. You will notice your feet will be softer initially, and they will only continue to get softer as the days go on!
About 2 – 7 days after, you will start to notice the skin peeling and flaking off your feet. I noticed it most after finishing a Frisbee game on the Sunday (I did the mask Thursday). The skin was almost literally falling off of my feet. Giving your feet a good soak when you notice them starting to peel will really help to move the process along. As satisfying as it is, try not to peel the skin yourself. If you notice that your feet are peeling excessively, apply a small amount of moisturizer. You also want to avoid using any other products on your feet during this time as they may cause irritation.
Some people find that skin from all areas will peel off, but I found that my callouses didn’t really peel at all. I’m sure they flaked in my shoes and I never really noticed, but they are still pretty prominent. In all fairness, I didn’t fully expect one mask to completely repair years worth of damage. I have noticed that overall my feet look and feel a lot softer, so I would say these masks do exactly what they’re supposed to do!
Would I do it again?
Absolutely! I think the only thing I would do differently is soak them for a bit longer and leave the booties on for an extra 15 minutes just to really get those nasty calluses taken care of. I should point out, that while I’m writing this my feet are still peeling and could still get softer as the days go on. I found it was mainly the top of my feet and the softer underside the peeled and less the calloused areas. I think after a good scrubbing, they will feel much better. If you’re in the same boat, you can do the mask every 2 weeks to really get rid of that tough skin!
If you’re interested in trying it for yourself, stop by the salon and grab a mask for $25 +tax! Tried it already? Let us know what you thought in the comments!