The surprising thing your feet need for sandal weather
By Model Liberation
- The instructions are mostly in Korean, but from the pics on the package I figured I should wash my feet first. Inside the pouch, I found two plastic sock-like things with a cotton lining. I separated them and slipped them on my feet.
- It feels like you're stepping into tingly goo, so you know it's working. Some of the ingredients of the Smile Foot Mask include shea butter, glycerin, collagen, peppermint oil, and mineral oil to really polish up those dry toes and cracked heels. The instructions say to leave on the mask for 20- 30 minutes, but I definitely kept it on for over an hour. I'm an overachiever.
- Guess it's time to take the remove the mask. I slowly peeled the sock off like I was unwrapping a really special present. What would my feet look like? Did it work? The anticipation was killing me. My feet were still covered in the creamy goo. The directions weren't really clear, but I figured I didn't need to rinse anything off. Instead, I rubbed in the cream carefully massaging my feet like I was actually at a spa. My skin definitely felt better.
- Nothing good lasts forever. For the next few hours after the treatment, my feet felt like heaven. But after a day or two, the effect wore off. Maybe my feet were already too far gone for the mask to do its magic. The Smile Foot Mask probably works better when you're in between pedicures. I still think it's worth the $4. The brand also has more intense treatments like the Bath Dual Care and the Foot Peeling kit. At least I know now I need to pay more attention to maintaining my little footsies.
It's sandal weather. I hope you've got your pretty little feet ready for opened-toed shoes and jeweled sandals. Oh, you don't! Let me guess, the last time you got a pedicure was Labor Day 2013. Shame on you. Just the sight of your feet would make a grown man scream. The layers of dead skin and calluses are probably so thick that you don't even know what your feet look like anymore. Stop the insanity! We've got to do something about this fast. You can either go to a nail salon and watch the manicurist make weird faces while she's working on your crusty toes, or you can take control and fix this at home. Save yourself the embarrassment and try a foot mask.
I'd heard about a Korean at-home foot treatment called Baby Foot that removes unwanted dead skin from your footsies. It works, but can take days for the icky skin to peel off your feet. The photos are really intense. I wanted to try something that wouldn't be so extreme, but would at least moisturize my dry feet. As a model, I've developed ridiculous calluses from stuffing my feet in heels that were way too small for me. You get to a shoot and the stylist says, "What size shoe are you?...Well, all I have are size 8." The torture I've put myself through for this job. Anyway, I picked up this foot mask from The Face Shop.
Click through the gallery above for a step-by-step guide on using a foot mask.