Alright ladies, fess up. When is the last time you had a pedicure? Or had the TIME to get one?? As a mother of two young children with a husband that travels frequently, I don’t! The other day I was looking at my feet – UGH – gross. I’m always on them chasing Jack or up and down the stairs with the baby, I walk outside on the concrete to get Jack and I’m in the backyard in the grass with no shoes on when I have to run out and grab the dog. My feet don’t get taken care of and it’s pretty embarrassing, okay, really embarrassing. When you’re hiding your feet from your husband, it’s bad! So I was on Facebook looking at some pictures when I ran across this “Baby Foot” product. It’s an exfoliating peel for your feet! I checked it out, read some reviews; like anything there’s some people who can’t follow directions and will give it a bad review. I decided I try it anyway. I got it from Amazon but you can also go directly to babyfoot.com .
I’ve gotta say, I was shocked at how this worked! The most difficult part for me was finding an hour out of the day when I know I can sit down and not be interrupted! Between the toddler and getting up and taking care of Max at night that was difficult for timing, but other than that, this was a pretty seamless process. When you open the package it has plastic booties and in the booties is a gel substance. You just put your feet in the booties and cover them with socks to hold them in place. It’s that easy. But you want to try to keep seated for the hour. It’s easy, but it’s also gross. About 5 days after I took the booties off my feet started to peel
The peeling process took about a week, but it really did work. After about a total of 2 weeks from the initial application of the exfoliator; my feet are back to normal! Here are some things I would recommend doing:
- Soak your feet for about 15 minutes before putting your feet in the booties to soften the skin. It helps with the absorption.
- I would try to keep the exfoliating gel towards the bottom of your feet if possible. I allowed mine to get on top of my feet and towards my ankle so the tops of my feet were peeling as well.
- Take a pumice stone/brush to help the skin come off. I wouldn’t recommend pulling it off! OUCH!
As a busy mom I treated this as “mom time”. I put on the booties, socks over them, then put an exfoliating peel on my face (because just like my feet, my face needs an over haul too) and followed with a facial . Sometimes, like a lot of mommies, I get so caught up in the day, taking care of kids, dinner, potty training, laundry, that I forget to take just a minute for ME! One of my very good friends told me once “Tara, it’s so important you take time for you so that you can give you kids the best you. If you’re empty, you have nothing to give. You have to fill yourself up once in a while” Even taking a little bit of time to exfoliate your feet, face, and do a facial in your own bathroom is a great feeling! You’ve gotta check it out! Cheers to you mama, you’re doing great!