Chemical Peel For Your Feet Removes Crusty Skin | Beauty Explorers

Chemical Peel For Your Feet Removes Crusty Skin | Beauty Explorers


Caroline Aghajanian: A
little while ago I did a chemical peel on my face, and that was interesting. And now I am going to do a chemical peel on my feet. Yes, my feet. So, there’s this place
called The Peel Connection in Beverly Hills, and
they offer a ton of peels, and the one for your feet
is supposed to leave them feeling very smooth and exfoliated. Now, I try to regularly
exfoliate my feet myself, but sometimes dead skin
can still build up, especially in the summer if I’ve been in sandals for too long or in the winter, when I don’t give them too much attention. So, I’m really curious
to see how well this peel is gonna leave my skin
feeling super exfoliated, really get rid of that crust, and just have nice, smooth baby feet. I will be documenting the
entire process along the way. So, uh, yeah. You’ve been warned. OK, I’m not gonna lie, I was super nervous going into this. It’s the big day. The moment. [sighs] But [Nidah Barber-Raymond]
from The Peel Connection has been doing chemical
peels for over 10 years, so I knew I was in good hands. What am I supposed to expect on my feet? Like, what does a chemical
peel for your feet do? Nidah Barber-Raymond:
People would come to get a chemical peel for their feet because there’s a lot of
dead-skin-cell buildup. It’s just natural to be
stuck in shoes and socks and those dead skin cells
would be building up. The major benefits would be, obviously, deep exfoliation. With my peel, it is a two step, so it’d actually be hydrating. We would do a hydrating step to bring out the natural moisturizing
factor in the feet, which is basically pulling
moisture from the dermis, and on the other end, it would be exfoliating
the dead skin cells off. Calluses interfere with
moisturizing the feet and proper health of the feet, because if you have all
this dead-skin-cell buildup that’s hardened, obviously,
no matter what you apply, it’s not going to get absorbed. So it’s really important that you do get a chemical foot peel because it will definitely
dissolve the calluses. Caroline: Nidah recommends
a chemical foot peel about three times a year. One peel session will cost you $145. Nidah: Definitely some dryness here. So, right here, if you
can see the whiteness, and there’s some cracking on the side, see the sole right here,
then on the sides here. Yep, you’re definitely
needing a foot peel. Caroline: The first step
is the moisturizing agent, which stays on your feet
for about three minutes. Feels nice and warm. It’s kind of, like,
relaxing me a little more. Ooh, that feels so good! The warm, wet towel is my
favorite part of a facial, and now it’s my favorite
part of a foot peel, too. After the moisturizing agent is wiped off, it’s time for the peel. Nidah: So, the chemicals in the peel are salicylic acid, lactic
acid, and malic acid. Salicylic is extremely
exfoliating in nature, but it’s also anti-inflammatory. And then there’s lactic acid, which is derived from milk and sugar, so it’s very hydrating,
but it’s also exfoliating. It’s an AHA. Malic acid is also an AHA. It’s derived from apples, and it’s actually very
moisturizing for the skin as well and exfoliating. Caroline: The main difference is, with a face peel, the
minute they put on the peel, like, my face burned.
Like, it was painful, and that was, like, all the acids. This one, like, I don’t feel anything. It’s just like some type
of liquid just going on and swiping on my feet. The brush actually feels really nice. It’s a feather. It’s a feather on your foot. Someone tickling your foot with a feather. That’s what it feels like. OK, you know what? Just
imagine a facial brush, the way it feels on
your face, on your foot. Or, like, you know when you step
on a really good carpet? [laughing] No? Why don’t we go in between the toes? Nidah: It can be too exfoliating. Caroline: Oh.
Nidah: Yeah. Caroline: Yeah, that would hurt. Oh, gosh, imagine when my
big toe starts peeling. [gags] It’s fine, it’s fine, it’s fine. The last step is to dry the
feet for about 10 minutes. Nidah: They’ve taken. Caroline: They’ve taken it in?
Nidah: Yes. Caroline: My feet have absorbed the peel. Nidah: It’s so sticky. Caroline: It’s sticky.
Nidah: Yeah. Caroline: The immediate aftercare
process is pretty simple. Basically, I had to wear open-toe shoes, I couldn’t wash my feet
for the first 24 hours, and I couldn’t work out
for the first 48 hours. My feet felt pretty tacky
the rest of the day, and I can see some of the
product drying around my toes, but thankfully no burning,
itching, or discomfort. At the end of day three, I started seeing peeling in random spots. It got really bad on the fourth day. I came back from the gym, and oh, boy, did my feet peel. I think that going to the gym or showering and soaking your feet will generally make it peel faster. The drastic peeling
continued from day five to about day eight. Thankfully, the freshly
peeled feet didn’t hurt, and I didn’t feel any
stinging when I walked. It looks pretty gross, but it was an overall
painless peeling process. By day 11, all of the dead
skin from the bottom of my feet had completely peeled off. Thankfully, the storm had passed. The area that still had some peeling to do was the sides of my feet. I was thankfully glad to
have my feet back. [laughs] So, it’s been about three weeks since I had the chemical foot peel, and this is what my feet look like today. Do my feet feel and look
exfoliated and moisturized? I would say yes and yes. When the dead skin was
first starting to peel off and the new skin was showing, that new skin did still feel moisturized, and I didn’t feel any irritation or any pain walking on my new baby feet. As for the hard-callus buildup, I think that’s something
that’s starting to come back a lot sooner than I expected. So, my biggest piece of advice is to keep gently exfoliating those areas so you have the most long-lasting results. Overall, if regular pedicures
and regular exfoliation isn’t working for your feet, I would say try the chemical
foot peel maybe once a year, and then keep up with the
maintenance from there.

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29 Comments

  1. I feel like removing that skin exposes ur foot too much the skin acts as barrier agaisnt bad germs and stuff that could seep into ur skin ur feet are like suction cups they absorb everything i would suggest maybe doing this only once a year to get rid of the roughness

  2. Girl do you have something natural left on ur body 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ . Even snakes does not shed this much of skin 😂🤦‍♀️. She is literally in every video where natural skin sheds 🤷‍♂️

  3. And I can get the same results for 5 bucks from a home kit off Amazon. I suppose what you're really paying for is the spa experience.

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