There’s nothing worse than going on an amazing date which ends up in your bedroom and in your excitement, you remove your shoes and your new partner is hit with the stench coming from it. Yes, sweaty and smelly feet is a problem that needs to be taken care of.
You can’t remove your shoes in public because you know that everyone will not be able to breathe after you do. This is really a sad something and we want to help you get rid of the scent.
Wash your feet correctly
You have an issue with your feet so you don’t tackle the bathing of your feet as other people do. You need to wash your feet with an antibacterial soap. After, dry your feet thoroughly after bathing, paying special attention to the area between the toes, since that’s where moisture collects. And finally, for extra protection, spray both shoes and feet with an over-the-counter athlete’s foot spray powder. This process ensures your feet begin with a clean slate each morning.
These home remedies reduce the foot odour at the time when they are used. With that in mind, you can attempt the following for temporary relief:
Vinegar soaks– Soak your feet daily in 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water. Here, the aim is to reduce the level of bacteria that cause odour.
Tea soaks– Use 4 or 5 tea bags to a little amount of water. Allow to cool, and soak feet for about 20 minutes each day.
Salt soaks– Pour 1/2 of Kosher salt (edible salt without common additives such as iodine) into 4 cups water, soak for 10-15 minutes, and dry thoroughly. You can also use Epsom salts; consult a doctor for proportions.
Powders-Baking soda, baby powder, corn starch, and talcum powder absorb extra moisture and make feet smell nice in the process.
Look for odour-killing shoe products
Some people use powders, some use sprays, and still, others use cedar chips to keep their shoes smelling fresh. None of these people is wrong. Use an antibacterial spray or odour absorbing foot powder within shoes.
Baking powder, corn starch, baby powder and talcum powder are said to keep shoes stench-free.
Change your shoes
If you wear the same pair of shoes every day, they may not have a chance to dry out completely. And sweating into a pair of sweaty shoes is a surefire way to create an odour issue! Try to cycle through a few different pairs of shoes, so each pair gets more time to dry out between uses. And let you shoes air out in a well-lit and well-ventilated area
(rather than stashing them in dark and stuffy closet).
A salve is a medical ointment used to soothe the surface of the body. In this case, you need to get a salve that has antibacterial properties so that when you’re about sleeping at night, you’ll wake up with softer, fresher-smelling feet.
Wear and change your socks
Socks help absorb the sweat your feet produce, which helps prevent odours from developing in your shoes. Also, make sure you’re putting on a clean pair of socks every day. Dirty socks will only make the odour situation worse. (If it’s really hot outside, you may even want to change into a clean pair of socks halfway through the day.
After all of these, if you still have issues with your smelling feet, contact your doctor.
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