A foot mask is a bag that you wrap around your feet. Here’s what one might look like:
Why Should You Use A Foot Mask?
Wearing a foot mask will help to remove dead skin cells, smooth out calluses, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. They’re cheap (the main foot mask on the market costs only $15) and you’ll only need to wear one for 15 minutes to an hour. In the coming days, your feet should start to peel, shedding all the dead skin and leaving your foot-skin silky smooth and fresh.
If you are grossed out by the skin on your feet and want to do something about it, therefore, you should consider getting a foot mask. It’s the most effective way I know of to clean up the skin on your feet (more effective than using cream).
How Should You Use A Foot Mask?
- Shower first, and soak your feet in warm water for 30 minutes. This will open your pores and allow the mask to work more effectively
- Wear the foot mask for the time recommended by the particular foot mask you’re using – probably up to an hour
- Continue to soak your feet in warm water every day for 30 minutes
- When your feet start to peel, don’t force the skin off. Be gentle. Use a foot file if you like, and if there’s some skin that is just hanging loose and can’t be peeled without some pain, use nail clippers
- Wait up to a week since wearing the foot mask for your feet to peel completely
What Are The Best Foot Masks Available Now?
We’ve compiled a list of the best-selling foot masks below. As a disclaimer, we have not yet personally tried all of these. Currently, we’re making this list based on verified customer reviews and our own research, but do not have first-hand experience using these products:
1) Dermora – Foot Peel Mask [RECOMMENDED]
Dermora’s foot peel masks have the highest overall ratings on Amazon, with a much fewer percentage of 1-star reviews than every other product, and also come at a similar price ($29.99 for a pack of 2). Based on user reviews, this is the one to get: see here.
2) Baby Foot – Original Exfoliant Foot Peel
Baby foot is the main company offering foot masks, and also the first to do it (they’ve been around since 1997). At a standard price of only $15 (here), most people just go with this. They have over 14,000 verified ratings on Amazon with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5.
3) Lavinso – Foot Exfoliation Peeling Mask
Lavinso offers a foot exfoliation peeling mask in packs of 2 (see here) at a current price of $27.95 (a similar per-unit cost to Baby Foot).
4) Purederm – Shiny & Soft Foot Peeling Mask
These come in packs of 3 and are by far the cheapest at just $10 for 3 (here).