Put your best foot forward with self-care tips for your feet


(BPT) - Self-care is having more than just a moment, it’s become a movement, and your feet deserve to be in on it.

We spend lots of time nurturing our body, mind and soul with facials, meditation, yoga, luxurious baths and more, but what about our feet? Don’t they deserve some TLC? We expect so much from them in high heels and our quest for 10,000 steps a day.

Showing your tootsies some love has never been easier thanks to Baby Foot®, which is considered the OG of home foot peels. The brand’s foot care package features Baby Foot exfoliating foot peels and moisturizing foot masks to help you get rid of dead skin cells, cracks and callouses while adding moisture back to your dry heels.

The peel is comprised of 16 types of natural extracts that exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. Most of us don’t realize feet can have up to 150 layers of dead skin. Fruit acid, the principal ingredient of Baby Foot, safely penetrates the layers and targets the dead skin cells, breaking down the desmosomes which hold the layers together, giving you healthy, beautiful feet. It’s simple to use, and the results are nothing short of astounding.

“Baby Foot is one of my favorite products for rough, dry feet with calluses on the heels and elsewhere. It works beautifully and always seems to amaze our patients and customers at LovelySkin,” says Board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Joel Schlessinger, MD, FAAD. “The best part of it is that with the great price point, it is quite a bit more affordable than seeing a podiatrist or other specialist for a medical procedure. Our patients love Baby Foot!”

Here’s how to use it: Wash your feet thoroughly before placing them in the two pre-filled plastic booties containing the exfoliating formula. Secure the booties with the adhesive tape provided. Wear for one hour before removing the booties. Gently wash your feet with soap and go on with your day. It’s that easy!

Within five to seven days, voila! Dead skin will begin to peel easily away from the healthy layer beneath, leaving skin undamaged. Experts recommend using a peel every three to four months for maintenance. You’ll be hooked after your first peel so you won’t need any reminders.

According to Dr. Leigh Summer of Lewisville Laser & Aesthetics in Lewisville, NC, “Baby Foot has been a part of our medical practice since 2013. The products provide our patients with consistently remarkable results. They often include Baby Foot as part of their wellness program, and buy it for friends and family who aren’t able to go or comfortable going to a salon for regular pedicures and foot treatments.”

“They also like the fact that it is gluten-free and not tested on animals. The Original Baby Foot is the only brand they want,” she said.

Once the canvas is primed, and your feet are baby soft and smooth, it’s time for a self-care pedicure.

Many of us perfected our home pedicure game during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when widespread shelter-in-place orders were in place, and even though salons are back open for business, you can still show off your skills.

For starters, remove any old polish. Trim, smooth, and shape nails. Apply a base coat if desired, brush on your favorite color, and finish with a protective topcoat.

Remember to treat your feet to Baby Foot, your total foot care package. For extra hydration, add the Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask to your routine. Use after the peeling process and any time in between. When your feet need some extra love, pamper them with this power boost of collagen and hyaluronic acid.

Get started on your new self-care ritual today by visiting Babyfoot.com.