Women Are Raving About This £1 Foot Peel But The Photos Aren't Pretty
Summer is coming, which means there's going to be a lot of sandals and bare foot situations to prepare our feet for.
So it's little wonder women across the UK are going mad for foot peels, the latest footcare fad which sees a whole layer of skin removed. And the result? Baby soft feet.
The products work by soaking the feet in a formula - usually containing salicylic acid - via slip-on boots. After around a week, the feet begin shedding their dead skin thanks to the deep-soaked formula. But we'll warn you, the photos aren't pretty...
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The footcare trend has seen dozens of feet-shedding products being wheeled out by beauty brands, ranging from the budget to premium.
One particular option from Poundland proving a hit with ladies across the country. Derma V10's Exfoliating Foot Peel, costing £1 in the budget store, promises to remove an entire layer of dead skin after a 90 minute treatment.
You simply insert your feet in the 'boots' provided, which are filled with a salicylic acid, tea tree and peppermint formula, and relax for an hour and a half while it gets to work.
Perfect excuse to put your feet up or what?
After a long week I can relax for 90 minutes. Trying the foot peel @Poundland. #lifeisgood pic.twitter.com/L9mhRsO278
- Zoe Murray (@zoelaura18) May 11, 2019
Users won't notice a difference straight away, but within a week the dead skin is said to start peeling, until eventually, you have a completely new-looking pair of tootsies.
Sharing their experiences on the Poundland Appreciation Society Facebook group, dozens of women have raved about the product.
"These are amazing. They work really well. Also really enjoy peeling the skin off!" one woman wrote.
"I've used them and bang on 7 days later they started to peel which was 1 week ago and they are still peeling almost all done but they feel amazing now [sic],"another reviewer said.
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Another added: "Well worth a pound. I've bought family and friends some too. [sic] I was going around saying I was I'm shedding. Takes a while for anything to happen but when it does be prepared."
For some ladies, the peeling process lasted, um, a little longer than the expected.
"How long do they peel for mine will be 3 weeks today since they started peeling? [sic]," one woman asked the group. "My feet are still peeling 3 weeks later it's just annoying me now [sic]," another said.
View this post on Instagram*GRAPHIC PICS!* Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel! Ok, I was so damn happy and excited to use this since it's FINALLY spring that I didn't take any packaging or application pics. Sorry! Last year I tried the Boscia foot peel and was reasonably happy with the peeling; grossly satisfactory. I decided I needed to try the OG this year and grabbed the Baby Foot at Target, $25. Applied according to all directions; soaked feet before and left booties on for an hour. Soaked feet daily to get the peeling ramped up. I experienced some sensitivity on the tops of my feet during application and a day or two afterwards but that's it. And on that 4th day the magic began! MOTHER OF PEARL - the skin started shedding off like a damn snake! Toes, tops, bottoms, sides, all of it. There's pics are the first day the peeling started after I got out of the shower..so I literally ran screaming to find my husband forced my husband to take pics. :grimacing: IMO the Baby Foot peel is by far more effective than the Boscia peel. Once the peeling finally stopped my feet are ridiculously soft and smooth!!!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a good peel - it's legit and works as promised!
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For one woman, her feet were still peeling a month later. "Still peeling a month later the top of my foot looks like a shedded snake skin," she said.
While a large portion of women praised the foot peels, there were a few reviews that reported sore feet and bleeding toes. "I did mine last Thurs and started peeling Sunday to the stage my toes are bleeding and so painful," one unhappy customer wrote, adding, "Never again".
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While Derma V10's foot peel is the cheapest on the market (it costs £1 in Poundland and 89p in Home Bargains), there are tons of other foot peels available thanks to the growing popularity in the treatment.
Another option, although more expensive, is Footner Exfoliating Socks, sold for £19.99 at Boots. The product has currently receives an average of 3.9 out 5 stars online, with a ton of positive reviews.
You could also opt for Skin Republic Foot Peel Mask with Foot Socks, costing £9.99 at Superdrug, which has received 3.8 out of five stars from customer reviews.
Sure, peely feet isn't exactly the most attractive vibe, but the foot peel hype is convincing us to give it a go. Are you on board?
Featured Image Credit: Derma V10