Ladies, is anyone with me in foot shame? Now, for size 10, I have what I consider to be a cute pair of feet, but the Kentucky hillbilly never got bred out of my family (we’re kind of proud of the fact), so my soles are permanently stained black.
At least, they were black.
Sometime back in June, when I was feeling my most vulnerable in flip-flops, I heard about Smile Foot Peeling. At only $10, I figured it couldn’t hurt to try and was cheaper than a pedicure, which never seem to do much for my soles anyway. I placed my Amazon order, and two days later after popping both kiddos in bed I gathered the supplies, the remotes, a glass of wine, and planted my backside on the sofa for a 90-minute soak.
Now, sitting still for 90 minutes is not something I’m accustomed to, but I’m not complaining. That part was absolutely delightful. Thankfully, the Amazon reviewers made it clear that there would be no visible results for at least five days, so after the soak, I cleaned my feet, cleaned up my mess, fed the baby, and made a beeline for bed.
Fast forward about four days and, being the self-controlled woman that I am, I started picking at and buffing my soles. Soon I looked like a leprosy victim. I’m sure My Guy found bits of dried skin flakes all over the house, but he never complained.
Apart from the title, the instructions on the box are in Chinese, but thankfully someone took the time to translate. Paraphrased, here is the process:
- Begin with healthy, clean feet and aforementioned goodies for personal comfort.
- Put on booties (included in the package), then pour one solution packet in each bootie. Be careful not to get any solution in your eyes.
- Soak feet for 60-90 minutes.
- Rinse and dry.
- Wait four or more days…if you can. As I mentioned, I began buffing by day four or five, and continued buffing a bit over several days.
For me, it took about two weeks for the majority of the peeling to end, but at no point was I ashamed to wear open-toed shoes. Perhaps my buffing mania helped with that. But as you can see, my feet are now a healthy shade of pink (who knew!), and should someone see them, I no longer feel the need to shrivel up in shame.
Click here to shop at Amazon.com for Smile Foot Peeling. I’m pretty darn sure you’ll be happy you gave it a try.
Have you tried any foot peeling remedies? What are your best home-pedicure secrets?
8.10.15 Update: My feet are back to their hard, blackened selves. I’m not blaming this on the product–a regular pedicure has the same result for me. It’s probably just the result of me living barefoot and spending lots of time outside with the Little Butt. I’ll still use Smile Foot Peeling again next spring, but I’m embracing the fact that my hillbilly tendencies will always leave me with less-than-beautiful feet.