Happy 2015 everyone! Hope you had a restful holiday. I had a super good catch-up time with my mostest beloved trio of friends – the Bed, the Pillow and the Bolster. Hmm I guess you could make it four – the Blanket as well.
Lumping love aside, I also decluttered and dug out stuff that I’d meant to review some time ago (aka 2014). Unfortunately, these items all got drowned in the room of mess 😦 Here’s one that I managed to excavate from the dust.
- The Packaging: It’s a completely sealed plastic packaging. I cut the edges open, and then I had to literally rip through it like the Hulk – beware of the rough and jagged edges though.
- The Product: It has a smooth rubber-like matte handle grip which is smooth to the touch. I’d have like a little more texture on the handle so that I could have a better grip though – not that it’s slippery or anything, but extra friction is always good. It is rather large – kinda like a foldable umbrella’s size. The on-off switch is located on the handle in the silver ring – simply rotate it to turn it on or off. This makes for convenient one-handed operation. Rotate the silver ring to the “on” position (signified by the I line). The gadget will make a rather loud whirring sound (it was loud enough for my bro to wander over from his room asking “what’s that sound?”).
- The Head: It’s removable and easy to change – simply pop it open. The surface is rather gravel-like (think of the roads with similar sparkly bits in a dark material).
- The Exfoliation Process: It’s pretty idiot-proof (although it may come across somewhat daunting at first). Switch it on, press the rotating exfoliating head gently to areas where you want to remove dead skin and calluses (which should be the toe mounds and the heels). The instruction sheets say that if you press it too hard, the gadget will come to a stop, but I feel that this “auto-stop” function could be more sensitive. For review purposes, I did try pressing the gadget harder against the skin, but it actually began to hurt before it would shut down. But then again, there’s no real pressing need (pun intended hurhurhur) to actually exert so much pressure \- just hold the rotating exfoliating head over the target area and let it slowly do its job. Recommended usage is 3-5 seconds for each area. I adhere to this, but since I do have quite a bit of dead skin to remove, I do it in reps – about 3 rounds of 3-5 seconds each with an interval time in between to check if I haven’t over exfoliated. Note: Do not use on wet skin – only on dry skin.
- The Result:It does help to remove the dead skin and calluses (if you spare some time to do it whilst viewing those YouTube videos) even though it might not be a visible removal. I tried it out on one foot, and found that the sensitivity level was higher than that of the other foot (aka one foot could feel the ground better than the other). You can also tell from the bits of white dust/dirt around the head that the dead skin has been exfoliated away.
Overall: Even though I’m usually one for more manual medieval methods (such as using the nail clipper to remove dead skin) because it gives a more immediate and visible result, it can be a bit more abrasive and might also result in accidental cuts though. If I had the time, I wouldn’t mind using this for a more luxuriating, pampering home pedicure experience. You can buy this online at Scholl’s website.