OF COURSE I got in on the weird peeling foot trend. My friend in South Korea maybe got drunk and picked me up some more presents.
Look at that little foot sparkle. We’re going to be SO SHINY. And yes, I took gnarly flaky feet pictures for you guys. I’m delivering the content the people crave. And probably opening myself up to a really strange subset of foot fetishists. Oh well. Stick a dollar in my ko-fi if this is your kink. Thanks.
I had been wanting to try these, but will admit that I never looked too far into them. I heard about people doing foot peels without knowing the delivery mechanism. Opening all of the layers of packaging was an experience. I thought maybe it was just a lotion, but no. That’s too easy. They put it in little foot baggies that you tape around your ankles to keep from making a mess.
This is a time that I’d really like to be able to read Korean. The English instructions don’t have a real ingredients list, but they do mention that it’s using AHAs and BHAs. These are types of acids that are used as chemical exfoliants. They aren’t the specific acids. Are we using glycolic? Lactic? What concentrations? Who knows? If this were a face thing I would be uncomfortable using it. Luckily for all of us here, I don’t really care about the aesthetics of the bottoms of my feet.
You see those bags? They aren’t perforated. You have to cut them. I left some of the ankle closed to get a tighter seal. I’m small and wasn’t about to wrestle with weird acid percentages.
Application went surprisingly smooth. I brought out a towel for application, but didn’t end up needing it. The only problem is that I realized that I needed to let these sit for half an hour. I didn’t want to chill for half an hour on my bathroom floor. Luckily, this was when we were still in the apartment. I only needed to stumble about six feet into our living room and to my computer.
I almost died. It is very difficult to walk around with your feet encased in bags of liquid. I do not recommend trying it. Put these on where you plan on staying. Do it in front of the tv. Do not travel.
The instructions say that after 4-6 days, the skin starts to peel off. You’re supposed to leave it alone and let it peel off. I tried very hard to let it do its thing so I would have nice pictures for you. I’m a peeler. It was hard.
This was day three:
I’m a little flaky around the edges of my heels and in the lines of the balls of my feet. My heels in particular have been pretty rough because of my work shoes. I was hoping this would help soften them up. That and my pinky toe calluses were my target areas.
Day four got DISGUSTING, right on schedule. Look at what I documented for you:
Unfortunately, the peeling never really reached my heel edges. It was pretty localized to the bottom of my foot. I thought that was interesting. I guess there’s just more dead skin there and that the acids work better on dead skin. My pinky toes never peeled.
I don’t have more pictures because day four was when I caved and started peeling it off. The heel didn’t come off in one piece, which I was pretty bummed about.
We’re here for the honesty, right?
On day 5 I gave my feet a good once over with a pumice stone. They seemed to be in the exact state that they were before I used the peel. So it was a fun, disgusting thing to do, but ultimately had no effect.
It’s not something I would buy. I am curious if using glycolic acid or something similar on my feet a few times a week will help keep them soft.
Tell me the weirdest thing you’ve done to your feet in the comments. Mine is making them flake really badly and then uploading the photos online.