When my daughter Eden Lipke told me about these miracle foot peels from Korea that are all over Insta and Pinterest, I scoffed of course. Then she picked up two Kocostar Foot Therapy kits at Urban Outfitters for $8 bucks and we decided to give it a try.
This little cure for calluses comes in a mint green packet and is like a sheet mask for your feet. Open the packet to find a white plastic bag filled with a gooey clear gel. You open the bag and stick your tootsies in so the gel covers your whole foot from heel to toes and tape it in place. It is a makeshift occlusive dressing to cover the peel so it penetrates well. You need to put a sock over each foot to keep the bootie from falling off
Some women will do it until they bleed, and can no longer walk without pain. While others may just feel ashamed during a pedicure or when wearing sexy, sling-back sandals. We are talking about dry, cracked heels and the women (or men) who pick at them.
“It is one of those secret addictions or compulsions,” says Suzanne M. Levine, DPM, a podiatrist at the Institute Beauté in New York City. “We can see rips and tears that don’t coincide with blisters or seem to be related to increased pressure on the heel,” she says.
And yes, it’s a cosmetic concern, but this habit can also increase risk for infections and may be a red flag for more serious psychiatric issues such as
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Vanilla Guava Body Butter ($29) by Korres is a breath of fresh air for dry skin, no matter where on your body it is hiding out. A dose of body butter can soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate your skin everywhere, but it is especially effective on those tough to treat spots. We all know that dry and cracked skin on the elbows and heels can be almost impossible to soften, but with Vanilla Guava Body Butter those once off-limits patches of skin can soon be soft and touchable again. As this thick and creamy body butter smoothes over your skin and soaks in, you can feel that it is working to heal any dry areas and is promoting healthy skin all over your body.
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Sometimes I need to be reminded that beautifying doesn’t stop at the neck. Ever since I can remember, I have suffered from rough heels and elbows, but always tend to ignore them. Well, now thanks to Glytone, I have met my match – the new Glytone Ultra Heel and Elbow Pamper Kit ($72).
Composed of the brand’s Exfoliating Body Wash, Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream, pumice stone and cozy socks, the kit has stopped my embarrassment about showing my feet and elbows, even in summer. Both protects contain high concentrations of key ingredient Glycolic Acid, which acts quickly to exfoliate dry, coarse and dead skin.