BABY FOOT REVIEW
Judys, there is something that you should know about me. I HATE FEET. I am one of those people. I think they're ugly and stinky and don't even think about touching me with a toe. Also, I reeeeaaallllyyyy hate being barefoot. I don't wear flip flops unless I am near water and a few years ago, I banned myself from wearing open-toed shoes. I am a firm believer that your pedicure must be on point if you wanna show your toes.
As much as I love being pampered and getting pedicures, I have recently started to feel a little weird when receiving this service. I have been patronizing a salon near my home for almost two years, but started to feel that it was not legitimate. Then I got an aggressive pedicure that left me in bleeding and in pain! No real harm was done, but I had to quit this salon. It encouraged me to step my at-home pedicure game up.
With a job that keeps me on my feet for 6+ hours a day, my calluses are pretty serious. I normally try to use an exfoliating scrub in the shower, followed by a generous application of Argan oil. A few weeks before my last vacation, I spent my pedicure money on a new travel bag for my cosmetics. It was so worth it, but my poor feet were suffering. When my family came through town, we popped into Elements Beauty Shop to pick up a few things. I stocked up on a few things and added a Baby Foot peel to my haul. I had no idea what to expect, but was excited to give it a try!
Baby Foot is an exfoliant foot peel, made with over 17 types of natural extracts that exfoliate and moisturize the feet. Alpha hydroxy acid is the potent ingredient in this peel. It is effective, yet gentle. I'll walk you through the peel process
* Soak your feet. I'm pretty certain that I just washed them because I am impatient.
* Place these plastic booties on your feet. I put socks over my booties, to make certain that I was really getting the most out of this peel! At first, I thought I would do some household cleaning while wearing these, but it is suggested to stay seated.
*Let the peel work for about an hour or longer, if your feet are jacked like mine.
*Take off the booties and admire your luscious feet. Wash your feet. My feet felt incredibly soft, life they had just been pampered in the pedicure chair. I moisturized afterwards, but it is suggested not to. If your feet become super dry, then you can use a little bit of oil-free moisturizer.
*Wait. I felt discouraged because the next couple of days after the peel, I didn't notice a huge difference. The box does say that it could take 7-10 days to see results.
*I had been swimming the week after the peel and by day 4, I was finally peeling! The instructions suggest soaking the feet to jumpstart the peeling process. My feet began to peel, like I had been sunburnt. I was really feeling like Goldmember. It was incredibly hard to resist picking the dead skin off of my feet, I can't even lie. It is also suggested to NOT pick the skin.
Day 5. The beginning stages of peeling, I can't even believe I am posting this!
Day 21, post-peel
Three weeks after the peel, my feet are still feeling baby soft. I haven't even been moisturizing them! Baby Foot retails for $25, which costs less than a salon pedicure. I think I will probably wait til atleast 6 weeks to try another peel, other people suggest doing the peel every 3 months. I love knowing that this peel is cruelty-free. I love that I can do this in the comfort of my own home, even more. Now if only I could stop smudging my wet nail polish…….