We often overlook the importance of including our feet in our daily skincare routine, but it is still important to care for our feet. What better way to pamper our skin than with a foot-peeling mask?
During the winter and cooler months, our feet spend lots of time confined in socks and closed-in shoes. It’s easy to forget about their care until we return home from work, step into the shower, and notice the dry skin forming around our heels and big toes.
The heels and the areas around the big toe are prone to dryness. Allowing the skin on your heels to be very dry, and this can lead to painful cracks. Trust me, it can be very uncomfortable if it reaches that point. Remember, prevention is better than a cure.
Our feet are important
In winter, it’s easy to neglect our feet since they’re often hidden away in shoes and boots, out of sight and out of mind. Perhaps that’s one reason why we tend to prioritise the care of our hands over our feet.
Many of us spend a considerable amount of time on our feet each day at work. Our feet bear the brunt of being squeezed into tight shoes or boots to support our bodies for extended periods.
While showers and baths help maintain some level of cleanliness for our feet, it’s not until summer arrives that we suddenly realise the extent of their neglect, as we observe dry and calloused skin starting to form.
Footwear and varnish
When the weather improves, we eagerly pull countless sandals, sliders, and other warm-weather footwear from our wardrobes. Open-toe shoes become a tempting choice, but we may discover that our feet don’t look as elegant and moisturized as we expected. Many women, like myself, maintain painted toenails year-round, while some reserve nail polish for the summer season, showcasing vibrant colours with appropriate footwear.
It’s common for us to focus on the parts of our body that are most visible to others, like our face and hands. We invest time in skincare routines to ensure that our skin remains healthy, moisturised and well-hydrated. When our hands are prominently displayed, we are acutely aware of their appearance, regardless of our occupation.
A skincare routine is essential in keeping the skin looking healthy, moisturised and hydrated. When our hands are on show we are very much aware of how they look, whatever job we may be in.
Don’t forget your feet
We can maintain our foot skincare routine by washing, moisturizing, and using a pumice stone to remove excess dead skin cells, which is effective to some extent. However, this extra care often gets overlooked because it requires time and isn’t seen as essential as caring for our hands and faces, which are always visible.
For the best results, it’s important to prep the skin before using a pumice stone, typically after a bath or shower when the skin is soft and can be gently removed. Pumice stones wear down over time, so it’s best to use them when wet, which allows them to glide smoothly over calloused skin. Soaking your feet in warm water further softens the skin, making the process easier.
Pumice stones are affordable and widely available. While they are a good method for softening hard skin on your feet, you’ll need to use them regularly to maintain soft and smooth skin.
Using an exfoliating foot peel
Exfoliating foot peels offer several benefits. They can help remove dead skin cells, calluses, and rough patches, leaving your feet feeling smoother and softer. With the wide variety of brands available on the market, much like face sheet masks, choosing the right one can be a challenge.
I had come across reviews of the foot peel by FM World, so I was eager to give it a try. The package contains two liquid sachets and two sock bags. You pour the liquid into separate sock bags, one for each foot.
Before using the exfoliating foot peel, make sure to remove any nail polish. With clean, dry feet, insert them into the bags provided. Secure the bags around your ankles using the sticky labels for a snug fit. The instructions advise wearing the bags for 60 to 90 minutes, which provides a great opportunity to relax and watch TV or read a book.”
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After the designated time has passed, remove your feet from the bags, rinse off the remaining liquid with water, and gently pat your feet dry.
The exfoliation process will begin within 4 to 7 days and continue for the next 3 to 5 days.
After using this product for the first time a few months ago, I noticed that my skin felt wonderfully soft even before the exfoliation process began. The process required me to sit quietly as I couldn’t walk around with the liquid bags on my feet, and I found it to be a therapeutic and pampering experience in the comfort of my home.
This product contains AHA/BHA acids that effectively regenerate damaged epidermis. Enriched with a complex of natural ingredients, urea, and allantoin, it provides additional moisturization, which is just what our feet need.
- The foot peel effectively removes calluses.
- It contains extracts of honey, opuntia, pear, passion fruit, lemon, grape, and pineapple.
- The peel leaves the feet feeling perfectly smooth.
- It’s recommended for use once a month.
Watching the dead skin peel away from your feet is a satisfying experience, confirming that the product delivers on its promises. After the peeling process is complete, my feet feel incredibly smooth and well-hydrated.
This newfound confidence allows me to comfortably wear sandals again, enhanced by the vibrant colour on my toenails. I no longer feel self-conscious about the dry skin on my heels and toes.
In between exfoliating foot peel treatments, I recommend applying a body moisturiser to the feet at night. I would recommend our Complete Care Ultra Moisturising Foot Cream.
This product, priced at £10.50, will help keep the skin soft and supple between treatments.”
Exfoliating foot peel
- Price: £14.50 (as of 8/11/23)
- Available for purchase from FM World
- Watch the video here
- My rating: is 10 out of 10!
This is the best foot peel I have ever tried, and I plan to use it again. It’s more effective than a pumice stone and offers a fantastic way to bring the salon pampering experience to your home at an affordable price.
If you would like to learn more or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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