Foot care is often a neglected part of self care.
But with warmer weather just around the corner, spring is the perfect time to treat your feet to a little TLC. A luxurious foot mask is one great way to get softer, smoother feet just in time for slipping into those summer sandals.
Whether you’re looking to get rid of rough, dead skin or soften up dry, cracked heels, there’s a foot mask available to meet your needs. If you’ve never used one before, here’s how to make a foot mask part of your self care routine.
Different Types of Foot Masks
Two primary types of foot masks are exfoliating and moisturizing. You can also find medicated foot masks to help with foot infections.
Exfoliating foot masks help you get rid of dead skin cells, which instantly reveals the softer, smoother skin underneath. Some brands may also remove calluses and relieve blisters. Some are intended to be left on overnight, while others may be rinsed off after a shorter period of time.
Exfoliating foot masks come in chemical or physical formulations. Chemical foot masks may contain active ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids or salicylic acid. Depending on the manufacturer’s instructions you may leave them on for up to one hour before rinsing with clean water. Dead skin will gradually peel off after use.
Physical exfoliation masks include granular ingredients such as cinnamon extract or papaya extract. To use, apply the product to wet or damp skin then gently rub off. Scrub with a pumice stone as needed and rinse with water.
A moisturizing foot mask helps to soften your skin and relieve cracked heels. You may use it either weekly or a few times a month depending on how dry your skin is. Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask includes collagen, hyaluronic acid and 14 natural extracts. These ingredients penetrate dry skin for a softer, smoother texture.
If you’re dealing with athlete’s foot or a similar infection, a medicated foot mask may offer relief. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions until symptoms disappear.
Benefits of Using a Foot Mask
In addition to exfoliation or moisturizing, you may notice other benefits of using a foot mask, depending on the brand you choose.
- Softer feet: A moisturizing foot mask reduces cracked heels for smoother skin and greater comfort.
- Better appearance: Some foot masks may reduce signs of premature aging, restore elasticity and reduce the appearance of sun damage or fine lines.
- Control odor: Many foot masks have a pleasing scent, so your feet smell fresh and clean afterward!
- Fight infections: Some foot masks have anti-fungal or antibacterial properties, which may reduce inflammation and redness associated with common foot infections.
How to Use a Foot Mask
For best results, apply your Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask to clean, dry skin. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with clean water. It is recommended that you use a foot mask after your feet finish peeling after a foot peel. Using a mask on newly peeled feet is an excellent way to keep them from drying out. Reuse as often as you’d like between foot peel treatments to keep your feet sandal-ready all spring and summer long.
If you want to keep your feet soft and smooth after a foot peel, order your Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask today!