PODIATRIST DISCUSSES POPULAR FOOT PEEL
posted: Jun 27, 2020.
Baby Foot, which was founded in Japan in 1997 and has been distributed in the United States since 2012, is considered the original foot peel product. The formula contains 16 natural extracts and fruit acids. The active ingredients, however, are the decidedly less botanical trio of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid, which are common to face peels. “These agents break down keratin bonds in our skin to get rid of calluses and the dead skin layer,” said Casey Ann Pidich, DPM, a podiatrist at Park Avenue Podiatric Care. “Glycolic acid is the strongest, and it can be very irritating to some people. It’s like a chemical facial, for your feet.”
|Dr. Casey Ann Pidich|
Dr. Pidich sees little cause for concern — though she echoes the packaging’s cautions against using if you’re pregnant or your foot has open sores. And the rough skin on our feet is there for a reason, she points out. “Calluses are our body’s way of protecting our bones and our pressure points,” she said. “They’re going to build up again.”
Source: Lifestyle News [6/23/20]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.