Have you tried any similar products? I was on a phone call and I saw skin hanging from the bottom of my foot. Now I’m completely fascinated. Even then, you’re not going to be doing a ton of walking around either way—the socks keep the booties secure but your feet still slip and slide around in the gel. Even after getting pedicures, it seemed like my heels always remained powdery white and thick. The expectations: I had heard about Baby Foot before but never tried it because it was never the right time. SHOULD you wear socks? Happy Thanksgiving. From there, it’s just a waiting game as Baby Foot works its magic and your skin starts to shed. And while it was easy to hide the dead skin on the bottom of my feet, I got a lot of questions about what looked like a skin infection on the top of my foot. Once your feet start peeling, it’s really helpful to soak them every night. And gross!!! While it is a very good marketing plan, it does not do much for the consumer. Let’s back up. You should also be aware of allergies before using an exfoliating foot peel. Luckily, though, there are a few dupes out there, including ones I’ve tried and loved. So weird, and yet so interesting and I need to do it. The skin was literally like brand new baby soft feet. The next day I was walking around in my loafers all day. But still, so scary haha, Warm Regards, I know this from a very extensive history and experience with Carmex myself, and just wanted to pass this along. One day I noticed some of the skin exfoliating and flaking off. I was quick to vacuum them up before she could ask any more questions. Whatever. Ad Choices, Now Is the Perfect Time to Try the Cult-Favorite Baby Foot Peel. Then you cut open the boots, slip both your feet in, and tape them up. If you are half reading this post, or just skimming through your feed, I’m going to need you to stop whatever else you are doing and give me your full, undivided attention for the next five minutes. All in all it took about two weeks for the whole process. If not, get yours here. Average pedicures aren’t harsh enough to remove the thick skin in these areas, so I hoped this would help. Where are they hiding? But it was just pieces of balled up dead skin. (Baby Foot also made it on the list of products that'll prep your feet before they see the light of day.) But other than that, I only saw light peeling throughout the sides of my feet and minimal flaking on the top—nothing drastic or alarming. You also said that you use a couple of different products by Carmex. If a long, cold winter has left your feet in poor shape, you may want to consider an exfoliating foot peel. Like, ew, but also, wow. Baby Foot was the first popular foot peel to hit the market in 1997, and it now has almost 14,000 reviews on Amazon. You should definitely wear socks whenever you can. Took three weeks but wow! OMG…I did this last year and all of my boys (age 8 and twins 5 year olds) were just as fascinated…so much so they ask every month if I’m going to peel my feet again. I will try in the meantime the other way to lessen the layered dried skin on my feet. Completely gross but also completely addicting. By the end of the day, I thought there was something in my shoes. I was wondering if the gel reached there too or if it was just the bottom? pruny.) After three weeks total, the process was finally over. —Elyse Roth. Hi Masha! Twice a day. But it wasn’t until my friend Becca and I ventured down to The Face Shop in Chinatown (as an aside, I highly recommend it if you live in New York… especially if you are sheet mask obsessed like us) for a post Soul Cycle shopping excursion. An allergic reaction to the ingredients could result in soreness, itching, redness, and blistering. I guess I’ll see for myself how snake-like my feet get!! However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Chemical exfoliants like these break down the fibers that bind the dead skin cells together (called desmosomes). The expectations: I exfoliate my feet regularly, once every three weeks or so. No more callouses (seriously.) He explained that the gel inside the bootie contains salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acids (like citric, glycolic, and lactic). Hi Sharon, Which brings me back to why now is the perfect time to indulge in this gratifying foot-peeling ritual. yes, def wait until AFTER your half… but your feet will thank you! I wanted to wait until the guy I’ve been hanging out with went out of town so not to completely terrify him. Freaking love this product! I couldn’t stop peeling it away piece by piece. Thanks for sharing! Nothing happens at first. I did babyfoot, but while it made my feet soft I didn’t think it got rid of calluses More skin peeled from the top of my foot, middle, toes, etc. I have not tried anything similar!!! Also I had no idea you’d run marathons…and definitely just Athlinks-ed you . I thought nothing was happening after 5 days, then on day 7 my feet started to peel a little, then by days 8 and 9 it was fully shedding (yes, like a snake, I used that comparison myself when explaining it to my friends – and all my friends know I HATE feet- gross). We’re more or less neighbors – I’m also early 30s and based in NYC, and I cannot figure this one out. The results: At first nothing was happening. It really is magic! I started seeing major pieces of skin start to peel on the balls of my feet and heels. And so, to see if they were right and to see how long my digits could remain baby soft, keep scrolling for my very honest experience. The expectations: My beauty editor friend told me about it. I’m not big on beauty treatments but my feet could seriously use some help before sandal season…I think I’m going to try this. Prior to applying your peel, take a bath and exfoliate with a pumice stone. I’m still shocked by what happened to my feet. If so… please… tell! Discover new workout ideas, healthy-eating recipes, makeup looks, skin-care advice, the best beauty products and tips, trends, and more from SELF. I have a no talking about dating rule for my site, but I will just say that there are some good guys on tinder if you’re willing to put up with the nonsense (i have three friends in long term relationships who met on tinder!). omg, I am terrified and kind of really interested in doing this. The best option is sneakers with socks but that gets boring. But I had Frozen Pelvis from endometriosis and couldn’t attend to my feet properly. http://www.littlewildheart.com. This exfoliating foot peel also includes panthenol so you can moisturize at the same time. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "aa8d1eec4b2840d501a1ffe8f368f850" );document.getElementById("i9356c3755").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This is horrifying and amazing all at the same time, and I want to go on amazon right this second and order it. I’ve been so curious to try this after hearing about it off and on over the last year or so. But the calluses were still there–although slightly softer! But then, 5-8 days later, the magic kicks in. If your feet have a build up of dry skin, we recommend a second application of Baby Foot® 4 weeks after the first application. It will not only moisterize & soften, but coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties. I’m giving them a pedi break right now and doing a foot peel this week…and they are all so excited…hahahaha…it’s gross and cool all at once…and ND have some Drano around for when your dead skin clogs up your bathtub. I do hope it will work. Is it as dramatic as they say? *lol*. Perhaps part of the problem of your dry feet is actually BECAUSE of the Carmex! This sounds amazing/terrifying and I can’t wait to try it, my feet are in super rough shape.