As we head into sandal season, you may have noticed that after a long winter — and more than a year without regular pedicures — your feet are looking a little worn out. New York Magazine literary critic Molly Young first told us about the “podiatric miracle” that is Baby Foot back in 2016 and, ever since, we’ve been fans of the simple-yet-magical peel. “Baby Foot is a Japanese treatment that removes dead skin from your feet, leaving them as velvety and smooth as a baby’s appendages,” she says. It works like this: You put your feet into the kit’s gel-filled booties for an hour, then remove and rinse the goop off your skin. A week later, Young says, “Your feet slough pieces of sliver-thin, leathery dead skin that range from the size of a Tic Tac to the size of a pita pocket for about 48 hours until your feet are reborn.” She describes the process as “shocking and painless,” noting that, once the shedding stops, your feet will feel completely smooth and look like you’ve just received the “world’s most expensive pedicure.” At its normal price, the treatment already costs far less than an expensive pedicure. But right now, you can get Baby Foot for 20 percent off — or just $20 — at Ulta, making one of the best ways to start sandal season even better.
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