Beauty Bits | Baby Foot
December 4, 2014
Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel
By Buffy York
So my mother always said, “you can tell how smart a woman is by looking at her shoes.” The more sensible the shoes the higher the IQ? I guess? If this is true, based on my daily choice of footwear, I must be as dumb as a box of rocks. If you pair my shoe selection with all the miles I have run in my lifetime and my pathetic attempt at tennis last year and my desire to be barefoot, it makes for some pretty rough looking feet. But, never fear, in one of my many web searches I found THE BEST (and by best I mean greatest, most awesome, incredible, seriously works) product on the market for your feet.
Seriously, it takes about a week to 10 days after soaking your feet in Baby Foot, but every bit of thick calloused skin on your heels, balls of your feet, and toes just peels right off. It is like a week long epic epidermis peeling party, and the results last about two months. I order mine off of Amazon and it costs about $20. It comes with two plastic booties that you slip your feet into and seal up with the tape provided. You then sit for an hour and let the “17 types of botanicals” work their magic. The key word in that last sentence is “sit.” I’ve tried unsuccessfully to walk in them, so before you start the process, pour yourself an Olivia Pope style glass of wine and que up the Scandal recordings. I have also discovered that if you are desparate and don’t have time to sit and soak you can put on uggs or hunter rainboots and walk around. I would do this with caution.
Baby Foot comes with instructions that I would highly suggest reading. This is where you will find the recommendation to remain seated during your soak. However, here are a few things I have learned along the way to maximize and speed up the exfoliation process.
Buffy’s Rules for Baby Foot
1. Soak your feet in warm water for about 30 minutes before you place the Baby Foot plastic booties on your feet.
2. Pour a glass of wine.
3. Place Baby Foot booties on your feet, secure at the ankles with the tape provided and place a pair of socks over the plastic booties.
4. Hang out seated doing what you do for an hour.
5. Remove the booties and wash your feet with soap and water.
6. For the next two days do nothing special unless you want to get a pedicure. I like to get my toes done at this point because if you wait any longer the amount of skin that is peeling off of our feet will freak out the pedicurist, and once your feet have finished the peeling process your polish still looks nice. Don’t bother to paint your toes before you use Baby Foot because the “botanicals” will do a number on your polish.
7. On days 3-10 post Baby Foot is when the fun starts, but it is key that you start soaking your feet for about 30 minutes each night. After you have soaked your feet each night the skin will just start falling off. It’s really kinda awesome! If you don’t believe me Google it. You will find many images and YouTube videos that back up what I am telling you here.
This is the second installment of the “Beauty Bits” column I am doing with my friends Martha and Caroline from stylebriefs and Heather from My Life Well Loved. This month Amy from My Scoop is also joining us. Head over to their blogs to find out what they are loving this month.