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Want to get rid of dead skin on your feet? Here are best peeling foot masks


TextAlex Peters

Slough that skin off like a snake

Social distancing continues on, and as the weeks have turned into months, we’ve had the time at home to go deep with our body care. While in the usual chaos of regular life we may have only had the chance for a quick sheet mask once a week, now we have the opportunity to look after ourselves from head to toe. Literally.

Since lockdown, the humble foot mask has experienced a surge in popularity. Packed full of exfoliating acids, these peeling sock treatments break down your dead skin, helping you shed layers like a snake until your feet are reborn, baby-smooth. Now, be warned: this is not for the faint of heart. One look at foot mask brand Baby Foot’s Instagram account brimming with peeling foot flesh is enough to make you feel a bit queasy. But if you can handle that, now is the perfect time to do it. Your feet will take between a couple of days to two weeks to fully shed so take our current period isolation as an opportunity. You probably won’t be seeing anyone in the foreseeable future and therefore can't scare them off with your constant sloughing off of foot skin.

Here are our top peeling foot mask picks.

Baby Foot Original Exfoliating Foot Peel

The OG foot mask, Baby Foot is powerful and will take roughly two weeks to full shed. It is currently selling like hot cakes though so if you want to get your hands on one be quick!

Buy it here.

Oh K! Watermelon Pink Foot Peel

With natural fruit acids from watermelons, pink grapefruits, and blood oranges, this mask will gently exfoliate and remove dead skin to reveal soft healthy feet beneath.

Buy it here.

Patchology PoshPeel Pedi Cure Intensive Foot Peel Treatment

Full of fruit acids and softening botanicals, this mask will brighten, exfoliate and dissolve dead skin cells.

Buy it here.

Earth Theraputics Tea Tree Exfoliating Sock Mask

This natural foot mask is infused with tea tree oil and other botanicals to smooth, soften, and peel away rough and dry skin.

Buy it here.

Tonymoly Foot Peeling Shoes

These feet peeling “shoes” will exfoliate and smooth out your dry feet while also removing keratin and foot odour.

Buy it here.

Kocostar Foot Peeling Pack

Combining three different mint extracts, the Kocostar foot feel will refresh and cool your tired feet and promise to work wonders on your calluses.

Buy it here.

Skin Republic Foot Peel

With exfoliating and nourishing ingredients such as lavender, olive, honey, and kiwi as well as alpha hydroxy acid, this mask will leave your feet as good as new.

Buy it here.

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