Hyperhidrosis, yeast infections, and stress provoke increased sweating, which is very beneficial for bacteria that cause bad smells.
WeGoRo gathered several pieces of advice on how to get rid of smelly feet once and for all.
Most bacteria that cause bad smells breed under the nails and in toughened skin areas. Don’t forget to cleanse your soles with pumice when washing your feet. Look after your nails, and cut them short.
Podologists recommend not just wiping your feet after showering but patting with a towel between your toes so as not to let the remaining moisture become the cause of a fungal infection.
The tannins contained in tea leaves eradicate bacteria and reduce sweating. You can make such baths every day.
An apple cider vinegar poultice will also help dispose of foot odor:
Lavender oil will be perfect. Apart from concealing the odor, it also has a bactericidal effect:
Or make a foot bath:
This way they will be more thoroughly cleaned of skin cells and bacteria. The socks should not be synthetic.
When you walk, your socks gather bacteria from the floor, which, getting into a moist environment, start breeding.
Antiperspirants contain chemicals that help reduce sweating. Apply them in the evening, after a shower, to dry skin.
If your feet not only smell bad but also start itching and peeling, go to the doctor. These may be symptoms of ringworm, an infection, or mycosis (a disease caused by parasitic fungi).
It’s better to have two pairs of shoes for each season to wear them in turns. If you don’t have a second pair and your shoes are wet, a good old method will help: put some crumpled newspapers inside, and they will absorb the moisture overnight. Or you can use an electric dryer.
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