I’m always on my feet; walking to and from work, strolling the beautiful city and daily runs. I find that my heels are easily prone to cracking and the balls of my feet have built calluses from the constant pressure on them. I’ve tried many different products and hacks to remove the dry and dead bits from my feet but nothing ever seems to work. From the foot scrubs to a pumice stone, all hope was lost to restore that baby soft skin to my feet.
In the last few months, a few of my friends and colleagues have shared stories about their experience with this revolutionary foot peeling mask, showing their before and after photos and explaining how after a few days of using the masks, the dead skin was shedding off like dog shedding fur. They had those baby soft feet and spoke so highly of the product, so I knew I had to get my hands on it.
After a few attempts of getting it only to find out it had been sold out several times, I finally became a proud owner of a pair of the foot masks! I got mine at a Korean beauty shop in Chinatown called Skin it, but you can also get a similar product at The Face Shop or any Korean beauty sites online.
Upon touching the pack, it felt like a gel pack. I honestly didn’t know what to expect and was afraid that as soon as I tore the package that the goo (or whatever was contained inside) would spill out. To my surprise, I pulled out the foot masks, which were attached together and they were completely dry.
You simply unfold the masks so it kind of looks like a piri piri chicken and cut right down the middle. The gel had an smell to it but it wasn’t a disturbing scent. I was expecting some kind of eucalyptus or spa-like smell but I couldn’t pin-point what it was. I slipped my just washed and cleaned feet into each sachet and it felt really cool and slimy. There are tabs at the very top that you tape around your ankle to secure the foot masks. The directions on the package stated to remove the masks and rinse your feet after an hour.
I must admit that it was a very bizarre feeling and my feet tingled. After a few minutes, I got use to the sensation and continued on with my day. I must warn you though, it’ll be difficult to walk around without feeling like your slipping around. I would suggest putting on a pair of loose socks or ever slippers. I stayed stationary as much as I could because I didn’t want to risk having my feet slide out of the masks.
After an hour, I rinse my feet and they felt really soft. I was excited and wanted the goo to work its magic almost instantaneously, but the directions indicated that dead skin will start to peel off after 4 to 6 days. I didn’t notice any difference after day 4 or 6, but on day 7, I saw the tips of my toes and the side of my feet look white and flaky. Days following that, I noticed the skin on the sides of my ankle start to peel.
It’s been almost 2 weeks and I was expecting a lot more dead skin to fall off, especially after hearing all those stories and knowing the state of my feet, but maybe I just thought my feet were a lot worse than they really are.
All in all, my experience with the foot peeling mask wasn’t what I expected, but perhaps it’s because my feet were as bad as I thought they were. Leave a comment below to let me know how your experience was!