Somewhere, somehow, be it at the airport, at work or even at home, we’ve all come across that one person whose sweaty shoes could stink up the entire building in a matter of seconds! The human foot has about two hundred and fifty thousand sweat glands, and under certain can conditions, can sweat excessively. When you put on your socks and then shoes, this traps sweat inside, creating an ideal environment for fungus and bacteria to thrive. And wherever you find fungi and bacteria, a nasty smell awaits.
But there’s hope. To effectively get rid of that funky smell once and for all, you have to work on both your feet and your shoes. In this article, we’ll focus on your feet.
Wash Your Feet Correctly
A good number of us think a quick shower is all you need to keep our feet and toes clean. But, no, this isn’t true! Our toes can only be clean when they are properly washed and most of us do it wrong.
To remove foot odor, you’ll have to wash your feet thoroughly everyday with an antibacterial soap. Then, when drying your feet after your bath, please concentrate on the areas between the toes, because moisture generally settles and hides there.
To crown it all, spray both feet and shoes with an athlete’s foot spray powder and this ensures your feet will begin with a clean slate every day.
Try One Of These Home Remedies
Home remedies like salt baths, tea soaks, and vinegar will most likely not eliminate foot odor if you continue to wear dirty or damp socks/shoes, but they might help with instant odor removal. Some effective home remedies include:
Vinegar Baths: Soak your feet daily in one part vinegar and two parts water, it’ll help reduce the amount of odor-causing bacteria present on your feet.
Tea Soaks: this is one of the best home remedies of them all. Just soak 4-5 tea bags in a quart of water. Leave to cool, and soak feet for roughly 20 minutes every day.
Salt Washes: Pour about one cup kosher salt into 8 cups of water, soak for 10 to 15 minutes, and dry properly. You can also use Epsom salts, but please consult a doctor for the right proportions.
Powders: baking soda, talcum powder, baby powder, and corn starch are known to absorb excess moisture (and they also give feet an awesome smell in the process)
Use Odor Killing Products Like Insoles And Sprays
While a lot of these remedies are great temporary fixes, they don’t always work and the process can be very time consuming. Spraying, mixing or cutting every night can get frustrating, even for the most dedicated.
Odor killing insoles are a great alternative that offer all of the benefits and none of the setbacks. For example, Cinnasoles Unisex Natural Solution Insoles puts the ancient healing properties of cinnamon to work to get rid of embarrassing and unpleasant shoe odor – all while making your shoes more comfortable!
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