If you’ve never done a foot peel before, we’ve got news for you: 1. They’re seriously amazing and 2. Now is the perfect time to try one! If you’re on the fence about giving one a try, we’re answering some common questions, so you feel confident in peeling, revealing and getting your feet sandal ready.
What is a foot peel?
Foot peels work by chemically exfoliating¹ away layers of built-up, dead skin cells to the reveal softer, healthier skin underneath. Simple, right? Well, not always. Many foot peels can be overly acidic and harsh on the skin, stripping away too much and actually causing feet to become more dry. That’s exactly why we specifically formulated Reboot™ with mild exfoliants ingredients – like vegan lactic acid, urea and licorice root extract – to be extra gentle on sensitive skin.
How does a foot peel work?
The alpha-hydroxy² acids in Reboot™ start the exfoliation process, while antioxidant-rich fruit extracts – including from papaya plus aloe – delicately moisturize your skin to avoid harshly stripping skin while also enabling the newer layers of skin cells to remain moisturized. Because Reboot™ is a lighter peel, it’s ideal for first-timers or those who are nervous to try new treatments! Perfect, right?
How do I use a foot peel?
All peels are slightly different, but the process for using Reboot™ is easy. First, prep your feet by cleaning them and soaking them in warm water for about 10 minutes (bonus points for lighting candles and playing some chill tunes). Remove each of the single-use booties and cut along the dotted lines to create an entry point for your feet. Dry your feet and place one foot inside each bootie and close with the attached adhesive tape. Move feet around within the bootie to help coat your skin. Leave on for around 90 minutes to allow enough time for the gel to absorb. Then take off the booties and thoroughly rinse feet with water and dry with a towel to clean off all remaining gel.
How quickly will my feet peel?
Everyone’s skin is different, so some people experience large amounts of peeling quickly, while others notice very subtle shedding over a week later. On average, you should experience exfoliation about 3 to 7 days after the treatment, but be prepared for it to occur up to 2 weeks later. If peeling doesn’t appear to occur after several days, you can gently wash feet with warm water and a washcloth to assist with cell turnover. Once your feet have fully exfoliated, you can also use In The Buff stone or The Gratest rasp for deeper exfoliation of hardened skin and callus removal, especially on the heels.
Why should I try a peel now?
For a few reasons! Since we’re all spending more time at home at the moment, it’s a great time to try this treatment without anyone potentially seeing your feet shed like a snake. Plus, since the average exfoliation period is between a couple of days and a couple of weeks, your feet will be fully refreshed just in time for warmer weather aka sandal season. If you’ve been left with a lot of dry, callused³ skin from the colder months, this is just the thing you need to transform your feet.
If we’ve made our case that a foot peel really should be in your future, try our Peel & Reveal set for a comprehensive 3-step system that gently peels, exfoliates and hydrates for beautifully refreshed and rejuvenated skin. Happy peeling!