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Even though sandal season is still months away — our feet are in need of some much needed attention and pampering.
With COVID-19 forcing most spas and salons into lockdown, pedicures and pampering of any kind for our feet have become a DIY task. Luckily, there are tons of products, like the Elobara Foot Peel, that you can buy to exfoliate and remove dead skin from your feet safely at home.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $26
What is it?
The Foot Peel Mask by Elobara is Amazon’s bestselling foot peel that uses all natural ingredients like aloe vera, castor oil, glycerin, portulaca oleracea extract and lactic acid to remove dead skin and callouses from your feet.
To repair cracked heels or dry patches, apply the sock-like masks on clean, dry feet for 60 minutes to allow the ingredients to be absorbed by the skin. After an hour has passed, remove the masks and wash your feet with clean water. Within three to five days, dead skin will begin to peel - leaving your tootsies feeling super soft — like baby feet.
There are some safety concerns to ensure your feet stay healthy and soft. As a safety precaution, never apply the mask if you have any cuts, warts or sores on your feet to prevent any irritation or allergic reactions. Dermatologists have also recommended that people with diabetes or who may be immunocompromised skip the at-home treatments and opt for doctor supervised foot care instead.
When your skin does begin to peel after a few days, even though it might be tempting, let the skin shed naturally. Picking at your feet, like you would pick at a sunburn, can cause damage to the skin and can cause over-exfoliation.
What people are saying
The Elobara Foot Peel Mask has more than 2,600 customer reviews online but be warned: some include photos that can be shall we say, less than appealing. Amazon shoppers have chronicled their foot peeling journeys in graphic detail - and even though we all ultimately want smoother, softer feet - some of the pics might not be suitable on your lunchtime browse.
“For as long as I can remember I’ve always had dry cracked feet. I’ve used many other products and tried getting pedicures regularly to cure my dry feet, but nothing worked as well as this foot peel mask,” one shopper wrote. “I can’t believe how well it worked. My feet started peeling on approximately day three and continued to peel until all of the dry skin was gone. I’ve never in my life had such smooth and soft feet. Would definitely recommend this product and will definitely be buying again!”
“This by far is the best foot peel mask I ever used,” another said. “It worked so much faster and I recommend soaking your feet before and daily after application for at least 10 mins. I barely took care of my feet and love being barefoot in my house. The high heels I wore put callouses all over my feet, especially the heels. This is the only foot peel that was able to peel my nasty heels! My husband was really impressed as he saw me go through other foot peels and he didn’t think this one would be any better. He was surprised this one worked so fast and better result...”
The Elobara Foot Peel Mask has earned rave reviews from shoppers for quickly removing layers of dead skin from feet, leaving them looking and feeling soft and smooth.
If you’re someone who is missing pedicures during lockdown or has never dabbled in the foot peel world — this affordable at home option might be for you.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.