This past Summer was the first time I had thought about getting a foot peel. My feet hadn’t been bad up till now as I hadn’t worn many heels until this year. I didn’t want to do it during the Summer because who wants to walk around in flip-flops with peeling feet? I figured I’d better wait until the colder weather rolled in so I could hide any peeling feet in socks. Last week when a new Tonymoly store opened across the street from my apartment I decided to give their foot peel a try. In hindsight I probably should have done this some time in March or April since winter is just about to begin, but my curiosity got the better of me.
Inside the box there is a plastic sock with an inner layer of non-woven fabric called ‘bu-jeek-po’ inside. This layer helps keep the moisture wrapped around your foot. You put your foot into the fabric sock inside the plastic sock before pouring in the peeling liquid.
I was wondering how to open the peeling liquid when I noticed a notch at the toe. Cute and functional design always gets bonus points in my book! I remember trying a foot mask by Innisfree and it was basically like their face masks only for feet (it wasn’t a peeling mask). It also came as a plastic sock only I didn’t have to go through the trouble of pouring stuff in, I just had to pull them on. So I was wondering why Tonymoly hadn’t bothered to make it as convenient until I poured in the peeling liquid. For the record, there was a lot of liquid to pour inside the sock.
There’s two strips of plastic at the top so you can tie up the opening and a sticker at the top of the sock so you can secure the extra ‘fabric’ to fit around your foot. I highly recommend that you do this before watching a movie because it basically feels like you’re standing in a puddle. It’s possible to walk around carefully with these on, but there’s enough liquid to make you feel nervous about it.
I set the timer to an hour and a half and added a memo to the foot cream. The back of the box said that the peeling would start in 4~6 days, but much to my dismay on the 6th day I still wasn’t seeing any peeling. I was rather annoyed because I had paid 9,000 won (~$8) for this foot peel and thought about putting in a complaint to Tonymoly. I’m glad I didn’t though because the very next day my feet started peeling like nobody’s business. If you really want to see a photo of the peeling click here, but be warned that it’s not a pretty sight. You can see a layer coming off and the new skin waiting underneath. I strongly advise you to wear socks when your feet begin to peel, because otherwise you’ll have dead skin everywhere.
Your turn ♥ Have you ever tried a foot peel? How do you usually care for your feet?