Barefoot Season

By Myka

Because Summer is almost here and all I want to do is dig my toes into the sand. As the owner of a nail bar, I am obsessed with keeping my hands and feet moisturized. Dry skin? No way. So imagine my excitement when I came across this exfoliating foot peel. There is something about peeling skin that excites me. Remember my face peel? Yeah…this is just like that but better because it’s not on your face.

I’ll spare you all the gross during pictures (just google baby foot peel if you really need to know) but know that I’ve done it twice and so consider myself an expert. As an expert I offer up the following guidelines on what to do/expect during the peel:

1. Schedule accordingly. The entire process takes about 12-14 days before all the skin is removed so make sure you can wear closed shoes the entire time.

2. Get a pedicure the week before you do the peel. No polish. The acids in the peel will destroy it anyway. Your feet will disgust you with their peeling so the least you can do is have trimmed toenails and cuticles.

3. Soak feet in water before putting on the booties. For some reason this accelerates the peeling.

4. Wear socks once peeling begins. Especially while you sleep. Otherwise your sheets will be filled with dead skin. Not ideal.  Feet will begin to peel in 3-4 days.

5. Resist the urge to peel off skin. It will be hard but you don’t want to remove skin before it’s ready.

6. Once the peeling has subsided make sure to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. My go to combo is a mix of the HBH Remedy oil and Aquaphor.

This treatment is best done twice a year – once in the Spring before sandal season and at the end of the Summer.

Baby Foot can be purchased for $25 at BeautySage.com .

By Myka
Myka has always been enamored with beautiful things and making things beautiful. It’s what led her to Paris to study at Parsons School of Design, and subsequently landed her in New York. The desire to move beyond clothing resulted in working as a trend forecaster and stylist – curating trends and creating beautiful environments. Myka has lived in New York, Paris, Munich and Italy, tried her hand at furniture design and worked as an interior stylist and creative consultant and most recently a certified yoga instructor. A serial entrepreneur, her journey has led her to explore and discover different parts of herself. Eventually she landed in Europe where she spent several years before returning to her hometown of Atlanta where she opened WAX, Atlanta’s first waxing only studio and then BUFF, Atlanta’s first natural nail bar. She now resides in Venice, CA with her son and their rescue dog Piper.
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