close up of a woman holding onto the sole of her feet which need a baby foot peel

How Does a Foot Peel Work, Anyway?

You’ve most likely heard of a foot peel. Maybe it was from a family member or close friend. You might even be wondering, “How can something that causes my feet to peel be healthy for them?” It would be great to have smooth feet, but is it really worth damaging them or even being in pain when you’re trying to walk? 

Fortunately, exfoliation foot peels can make your feet smooth without hurting or damaging them. Peels work to hydrate as they exfoliate so you won’t have to worry about pain or any other issues. What follows is a breakdown of how foot peels work, step by step.

Apply Foot Peel Treatment

Every Baby Foot foot peel comes with a pair of plastic booties loaded with our signature dry skin foot peel formula. This formula contains natural ingredients designed to make your treatment effective, yet healthy for your feet. Simply slip your feet into the booties, put on a pair of socks, and wait.

How Long Does It Take for the Peel to Start Working?

This process should take approximately an hour. While you wait, you can read a book or enjoy some much needed “me” time in your favorite chair. When the hour is up, remove the booties and dispose of them. If you’d like, you can put some moisturizing lotion on your feet or you can simply get on with your life.

The Waiting Period

How Long Does It Take for Your Feet to Start Peeling?

On average, it takes 2-3 days for your feet to start peeling. If you notice that you still have dry skin on your feet, don’t worry. Because they use fruit acid as a main ingredient, foot peels usually take time to work fully. In fact, it can take up to 14 days for the dead skin to start falling off. You’ll know pretty quickly when it’s working when you see or feel the dead skin coming off your foot. 

Exfoliation (Removing the Dead Skin)

The next step in the process is to begin smoothing your feet. In order to complete this process, slowly peel away the loosened. Be careful not to pull too hard. It’s easy to pull healthy skin, which can hurt. It’s best, as a general rule, to leave the skin alone that isn’t loose yet. 

Some people find that their skin peels off in large sheets, while others peel it a little bit each day. As long as you are gentle, it doesn’t matter. Use the method that works best for your skin and peel away.

Keep Your Feet Hydrated and Moisturized

Once the dead skin is gone, use lotions or cream to keep your feet hydrated. They shouldn’t hurt, but may feel a bit more sensitive than usual for a few days. This is completely normal! Continue to hydrate and use your feet normally and this should go away quickly.

If you want smooth feet, check out our selection of foot peels, including our Original Exfoliation Foot Peel. For after-peel hydration, try one of our Moisturizing Foot Masks.