There are times when a pumice stone isn’t enough for my feet. I need something more to keep my feet looking smooth, but I really don’t have it in the budget (time or otherwise) to get a full-on pedicure. What is a girl to do? 🙂
Well, my friend Jamie over at More Than Turquoise introduced me to a product called Baby Foot in a recent blog post of hers. I was excited to find out that there was a deep exfoliating foot product out there; however, I didn’t want to bite the $25 bullet just yet.
Soooo…..I went to my local Target to see if they had something similar. Voila! I found a comparable product for about $9, and its called Pedispa Gentle Exfoliating Foot Mask.
I opened the package, and there were 2 plastic booties inside. You have to use scissors to cut open the tops of them so that you can slide your feet in like so:
Now, you have to wear these booties for 60 – 90 minutes, so I wanted to secure them on my feet while I put them up (and surfed the net while watching Star Trek…my spa moment, lol) A bit of scotch tape did the trick;-)
It was easy to slip on and wear. Yes, the feel was a bit weird at first, wearing wet plastic on my feet, but I overcame the feeling after about 5 minutes. As the active ingredients started to work, my feet didn’t feel tingly, but kinda cool and minty. Nothing irritated my feet or caused me discomfort. After about 1 hour and 15 minutes, I decided to take off the booties and rinse my feet. This is what they looked like immediately after the treatment:
Now, here is the trick: the treatment really starts to work 4- 7 days AFTER application! The ingredients work to soften and remove callused skin. So for the next few days, I waited for my feet to start peeling…and I waited…and then, at day 5, this began:
Yep, the callused area began to peel (no pain, just a bit crusty, haha) and shed almost like dandruff. It started with my heels and then the sides of my big toes. I wore boots to church Sunday so that my peeling heels would not show, lol
After day 8, this is what my feet were doing:
There is a little more peeling to be had, but I think we are toward the end of things.
Am I satisfied with this product’s performance? I am. I knew what to expect, and I think that I got my $9 worth. The Pedispa foot mask melted my calluses and revealed baby soft skin, something that I don’t think a pumice stone could have done 🙂 I’m not sure how long the treatment’s effect are supposed to last, but I suspect it will be for a few weeks. And then I will do it again!
Have you tried this product or one like it? I would love to hear about your experience below in the comments!
Signing off with happy feet,