So I’m going to pre-warn you all. If feet or peeling skin grosses you out I’m going to tell you to skip this review because there are pictures of my peeling feet in this review.
I’m currently on day 6 of the process tomorrow being day 7. The box says it takes 7-10 (at most 2 weeks) days for the process to do it’s thing, so I’m not overly concerned that my entire peeling process hasn’t finished yet. I’ve been wanting to try this product for a while now because the bottoms of my feet are really rough and I finally wanted soft feet for summer. It seemed like the perfect time to try it when I got that discount that Sephora sent out to their Beauty Insiders a few weeks ago. While it’s not completely done I think it did a pretty good job, and would consider doing it again in the future. The worst spot on my feet are my heels and while they’re not super soft like I had hoped the thick dead skin around them is now gone. I will mention that this treatment is probably not something you should do in the middle of summer. It was walking around in my sandals and it looked like I got a major sunburn on my feet because they were peeling so bad (top and bottom of my feet). I would say maybe do it in April/May when you can still get away with wearing closed in shoes? Also prepare to shed skin everywhere. I had to vacuum my carpet because I had guests coming over and it looked like it had snowed indoors. I should note that this is not safe during pregnancy, so if you want baby soft feet you’re going to have to wait until after having your baby.
I followed the directions and soaked my feet in warm water for about 10 minutes before putting the booties on. Then I followed the directions on how to put the booties on. The process is very simple. I also put socks on to help secure them, and wound tape around the edge of the opening because I noticed if I laid my feet down flat some liquid was slipping out.
I left them on for 90 minutes, and I would consider the process smooth sailing. They say not to move around in them once you have them on, but I think if you have socks on top it’s fine. So I experienced what some might consider as a burning feeling, but I didn’t find it painful. My feet just felt hot, and when I took the booties off my feet were a little sensitive. They say if you’re going to have direct contact with sunlight after using the treatment to put sunscreen on your feet.
So day two the tops of my feet were already starting to peel. And as you can see the treatment took off some of my nail polish in the process. Now I made the mistake of peeling some of the dead skin off, which the package explicitly says not to do. I couldn’t help it though. It’s like when you have a sunburn and you peel the dead skin off it feels so good when you lift a big piece off. I repeat don’t do this at least not in the summer when wearing open shoes. I was out all day on day 3 with my freshly peeled feet and my flip flops were rubbing on my freshly peeled skin. It was not comfortable to say the least. Avoid peeling at all costs!
So as you can see the bottoms of my feet finally started peeling during these two days. I took a shower on the night of day 5 and afterwards the skin was all soft and really started to peel on the bottoms of my feet, so I took a pumice stone to them and got rid of a lot of the skin.
There’s still a little bit of dead skin left over today, but I think taking the pumice stone to my feet last night really helped. I don’t think I could have walked around today with all of that flaky skin hanging off.
I’ll be sure to post an update once the entire process has finished! I forgot to post a before picture of my feet, but they were very dry and my heels were a disaster.
Have you ever tried a foot peel? Would you?