We are currently seeing lots of clients present to the clinic with some much needed TLC for their feet. The spring weather is upon us and we all want a quick fix for our hard, dry feet that we have neglected over winter!A common question we are all getting asked recently is “have you seen that product that magically removes all the hard skin from your feet?”…
The proposed life changing product is Milky Foot (or Baby Foot).
Milky foot is described on their website as a “a luxurious at-home pedicure treatment, which removes hardened skin through its intense peeling action after just one application. No effort required. No tiresome foot filing or messy ointments. Milky Foot’s foot exfoliation socks do all the work for you.”
The product claims to have your feet feeling milky and smooth in 1-2 weeks.
Sounds like a perfect solution, right?
If you are thinking about using this at home treatment.
Proceed with caution!
We have seen all sorts of reactions in the clinic. Peeling skin, redness, skin breakdown,
And most of the time… the skin that gets removed by these types of products is actually the healthy skin we want to maintain- not the rough, hard heel callus we were hoping to get rid of!
If you are thinking about using a similar product- see a podiatrist first for a foot assessment before proceeding! These products are particularly not safe for diabetics, sensitive or fragile skin and those with a history of poor healing.
Instead- make an appointment with your local podiatrist who can help you put a plan in place for
getting on top of your hard skin for summer.
Podiatrists are able to safely remove hard areas of skin, making them feel soft and smooth again! We can recommend a specific foot cream depending on your skin type and give you tips to help you reach those feet!