Footner exfoliating socks
Footner exfoliating socks (not pictured) are basically bags of ‘friendly acid’ which you place on your feet, after applying Vaseline to the areas where you do not want shedding, pop your socks on top to ensure a tight fit and leave for an hour. After rinsing you wait for the peeling and shedding of the rough skin to begin ( a very dramatic process by the sounds of things), this happens around 10 days later.
I had never come across a product like this before, which promises to cause the complete shedding of all rough skin, and was a bit worried that it might be too strong for my not-actually-that-bad-feet. Then I had a thought, there is one person who is always complaining about their feet, never far from a pumice stone, and constantly looking for the miracle foot softening product….my mum!
So away we went, applying Vaseline and popping on first the exfoliating socks, than a normal pair. The next day I actually left for a holiday and so waited eagerly for any news from mum. Unfortunately the updates I received were not good, as mum told me that ever since the treatment her right foot had been itchy and had a sore and nothing had happened to the left! I got home to a very sorry pair of feet. We had to submerge her right foot into warm salt water to ease the itching and soothe the sores. Nothing had happened to the left apart from some shedding of the thin ski, none of the actual hard skin was removed.
We have decided that this reaction will be one of 2 reasons; 1. It is due to the little patch of ‘but no one has said it is athletes foot’ (her words) hidden in between mum’s toes, on the right foot. This is the most likely as the instructions do specifically warn about this; however it doesn’t explain the lack of action on the left. Another reason could just be that mum’s feet just do not get on with the product.
Online reviews hail this product as nothing short of a miracle for sorting out their feet, so if you do suffer I would recommend checking it out, although our experience wasn’t great, lots of other peoples have been. Remember; check your feet thoroughly beforehand!
Scholl Velvet smooth night mask
From the good to the bad, the Scholl velvet smooth night mask was a hit with both of us. The thick and creamy formula is massaged into the feet before bed, then its mix of Pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E work to give you noticeably softer feet by morning. A lot less hassle than the socks, this can be an easy addition to your night time routine to keep your feet in tip top condition. In theory, this product would partner well with the exfoliating socks, keeping the new skin baby soft. For me and mum though, this little tube works wonders enough so that we do not feel the need to seek more extreme measures!
Love Megan x