The Disgusting (but Life-Changing) Thing You Should Do To Your Feet


Ladies, let’s talk pedicures! They leave you buffed and polished and less embarrassed than your previous hobbit-like state. But you’re really just shelling out $30 to have someone with a glorified cheese grater come at you, right?

That’s why we heeded the recommendation of about a dozen friends and tried Baby Foot.

It’s a very strange at-home foot peel (you heard us: foot peel) that causes your external layer of skin to slough off. Here’s the deal: You order these disposable orthopedic-looking booties online ($18 a treatment on Amazon) that come filled with a cool gel (involving 17 different natural extracts). Basically, you wear them around the house for an hour, rinse off the goo and wait several days for what comes next.

Stay with us. We’re getting to the good part…

Your literal entire foot will molt like a garden snake in August. (Google “Baby Foot exfoliation” at your own risk and maybe also invest in a Roomba.) Evidently, the fruit acids in the goo seep into your skin, promote new growth and shed off the dead. Over the course of a week and a half, our foot skin came off in sheets. It was, without a doubt, the grossest beauty treatment we’ve ever tried. And also the most fascinating.


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