You can dress them up with nail polish, scratch off calluses and smooth heels, but what about that stench? Summer is the time to show off your feet, but embarrassing foot odor might make you bury your hoofs in the sand. The common person has 120, 000 perspiration glands per foot, says podiatrist Joseph Stern. Below I have some tips on how to cure smelly feet.
Excess perspiration causes bacteria to be released into the air, producing an unpleasant aroma.
Control foot odor with these five steps:
Ways to cure smelly feet.
Wear breathable cotton socks and dust legs with talcum powder before putting on shoes to soak up excess perspiration and keep legs dry. Spray shoes with a deodorizer or if they are washable, use warm water to kill odor-causing bacteria.
Naturopathic Physician Meghan Walker recommends adding a sachet of lavender or cedar chips during the night to add a pleasant aroma.
The baking soft drink is really effective, says Walker. Add a few drops of anti-microbial oils tea tree or thyme to kill bacteria.
Cure perspiration with a tea bath. The tannins in black tea are effective in assisting to close up some of the pores in the feet, says Walker.
Add brewed tea into a basin of cold water and soak your feet for 20 minutes for five consecutive days.
Stern says spraying feet with an antiperspirant may also control perspiration.
Getting yourself in the right pair of shoes is a crucial factor in good foot health.