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If There Were Ever a Time to Try One of These At-Home Foot Masks, It's Now

Emily Dawes
·4-min read

Question: Have you ever tried an exfoliating foot mask? If you have, you’ll know exactly why there’s such an industry hype around them. If not, now’s the time to get involved. It might not be the most appealing DIY beauty treatment, but sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do to get those results, right? And if it’s baby-soft feet you’re after, there’s nothing quite as effective as one of these.

Foot masks have always been hot property amongst beauty editors, and I personally have heard many a conversation on the topic—think hushed whisperings of the not-so-pretty peeling process followed by shocked exclamations of the spa-like effects they left behind. Not only are they proven to give great results, but they also fall under the affordable and "easy to do at home" category—bonus!

Be warned, though. This is a treatment you have to set some time aside for. (Some would say it's the perfect thing for a period of staying at home.) The masks themselves vary in how long they should be left on. Some are as short as an hour but no longer than overnight. A quick piece of advice from us: Always soak your feet in warm water for a short time before applying any of these masks to help the process along. The exfoliation part, however, involves the mask's ingredients working slowly over a period of time, sometimes up to a week or 10 days, before any results are seen. Then, the top layer of your skin sheds, much like a snake, leaving behind baby-soft soles underneath.

So if you’re ever planning to use one in preparation for a specific event in the future, be sure to leave at least a week beforehand. And no matter how convinced you are that it hasn’t worked, maybe just leave it another day before heading out for a walk in your sandals. Trust us, though—the results are worth it.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best foot masks on the market for you to shop now because, really, when has there ever been a better time to try it?

Shop Foot Masks

Patchology PoshPeel Pedi Cure Foot Treatment (£18)

Pouring the activating essence into the foot masque socks will have you feeling like a beauty scientist.

Oh K! Exfoliating Green Apple Foot Peel (£9)

Fruit-enriched acids are the secret to exfoliation with this foot mask.

Oh K! Watermelon & Citrus Peeling Foot Mask (£9)

Another blend of natural fruit acids to help reveal healthy-looking skin.

SVR Xerial Peel (£17)

A serious-looking foot mask for serious results.

BeautyPro Foot & Callus Peel (£8)

It will only take a week until you'll be admiring your baby-soft skin.

Starskin Magic Hour Exfoliating Double-Layer Foot Mask Socks (£12)

K-beauty brand Starskin has used its sheet-mask expertise to create this treat for your feet.

Starskin VIP The Gold Foot Mask (£12)

This luxurious foot mask warms up to nourish feet with hydrating ingredients like shea butter and rosehip oil.

Sunday Rain Foot Mask Watermelon (£8)

A perfect pamper-night treat with a sweet watermelon scent.

Baby Foot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel (£11)

The original exfoliating foot mask with a cult following.

Dermavitamins Advanced Foot Mask (£9)

This is enriched with skin-friendly vitamins for extra softness.

Derma V10 Exfoliating Foot Peel Tea Tree & Peppermint (£9)

This has hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon complete with compelling before-and-after photos. (Warning: They're not for the faint-hearted.)

Holika Holika Baby Silky Foot One Shot Peeling (£8)

This Korean foot mask will gently buff away dead skin cells.

Package Monthly New Feet Foot Pack (£5)

While you shouldn't judge a foot mask by its packaging, these K-beauty exfoliating socks are oh so cute.

Skin Republic Foot Peel (£8)

Even the driest of cracked heels will be soothed by these AHA foot masks.

Avon Exfoliating Foot Mask Socks (£5)

An affordable option for your first foot-exfoliation experiment.

Kocostar Foot Therapy (£10)

These wraps are so effective that dead skin cells will start peeling off within three to five days.

Footner Exfoliating Socks (£10)

Beauty editors swear by these.

Superdrug Foot Peeling Socks (£9)

There are some seriously incredible customer reviews for these Superdrug foot masks.

Up next, We've discovered the secret to getting the perfect gel mani at home.

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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