SB Note: In 2014, Heidi Potter wrote for us about Baby Foot. Since then, our entire team has been fans. As summer drags on and our feet are looking worse and worse, we are all grabbing for Baby Foot for fresh, smooth skin and wanted to revisit the article that started the obsession that has lasted ever since.
Do your feet look a little rough? Do the aestheticians automatically bring out the razor when you get a pedicure?
The skin on your feet is thicker than on any other place on your body, and it can be bad for your circulation and health to let these dead skin cells build up. But the thought of shaving the first layer of skin off your feet on a regular basis is not appealing. There is an alternative, though, that involves no razors — it’s a glycolic peel, for your feet.
(Baby Foot is sold online here for $17.99)
Baby Foot is an all natural exfoliant foot peel used to remove dead skin cells. It requires one application and is a simple, painless procedure that takes the same amount of time as a pedicure. All you need is an hour off of your feet.
Too good to be true? Nope, I tried it on someone who had virgin feet, untouched by razors or exfoliants, and it works. My subject could have walked on hot coals and never felt the heat — the layer of skin on the bottom of the feet was so thick that it was yellow.
In the Baby Foot package are two booties, each prepared with a gel concoction inside. Simply wash and dry your feet and put them into the booties. Then tape the booties shut with the tape provided and put your feet up for an hour. (It is recommended to wear tight socks over the plastic booties, but my subject didn’t do that.) After the hour is up, wash your feet. That’s all there is to it.
Five to seven days later, your feet will begin to peel. Trust me, you’ll know it when it starts. You might not want to show your feet for a couple days. Here are some before, during, and after shots. (Warning, if you don’t like feet, scroll down really quickly.)
To maximize the results, keep your feet moisturized and in socks as often as you can. Dryness is the enemy here, and moisture enhances the peel.
Here are my subject’s feet after. The skin, though not perfect, is now pink and not yellow. It was all new skin and the feet were still peeling on day 10.
Baby Foot is less than the cost of a pedicure at most places. But if you still want the polish, Baby Foot can’t do that (but wouldn’t that be nice). Enjoy your new fresh feet.