Smelly Feet or Foot odor, known in the profession of medicine as bromhidrosis, could be tracked to bacteria which find your own humid and warm feet, socks, and shoes an ideal spot to breed and multiply. 1000s of sweat glands around the soles of the feet generate sweat made up of water, sodium chloride, fat, minerals, and various acids which are the finish products of your body's metabolism. While in the presence of certain bacteria (namely those present in dark, damp shoes), these sweaty secretions break down, generating the stench that turns people green.
There is a saying that prevention is better than cure well to be honest in process of getting rid of smelly feet that is pretty essential. Here are the few things to watch out for
Wash Your feet:
One of the easiest and most effective found in reducing smelly feet.Those glands on sole area of your feet produce sweats which contains H2O,sodium chloride,fat etc which are like dream come true for bacteria.Imagine your arm pits how many times they are taken care of in form of body spray but feet i bet not even 10% comparing with armpits. Wash it with antibacterial for better result and long lasting one.
Note: Don't get too much obsessed and wash every 10 minutes.It will diminish your protective layer of your skin which could be pretty bad.
Baby powders are pretty handy in foot odor.Look at the ingridients.deodorizing foot powder that contains aluminum chloride hexahydrate are very good for your feet.
Deodorant sometimes works for feet.Now there are specially made for feet deodorant which is pretty effective if you use themproperly.
If you are a serious victim of sweaty feet than make sure you have couple of pairs backup shoes.Use alternative pairs to avoid putting on same sweaty shoes as shoes can take some time to get dry.If possible use shoes which are made for purpose for air passing through.
Looks like leather doesn't necessarily breathes like leather.So use socks which are flexible enough to let the air pass through.Some professional advise to use cotton socks because synthetic type socks holds up the moisture inside and makes it damp.
Salt Water foot bath:
Simple but very effective way of getting rid of smelly feet.If you use Epsom salt it will keep your feet dry and soft. Exfoliating using a loofah prior to soaking the feet in salt water makes results faster As well as longer lasting. You also want to make sure you use warm water to open up your skin’s pores and allow maximum exposure to the salt.
Be cautious for those who have any open cuts or sores on the feet. This will burn if you have any open abrasions.
Sage tea contains super high levels of Tannic Acid which is a natural astringent. Add 4 or 5 bags of sage tea into a large basin of hot water and let it steep until the tea is fully dissolved. Then soak your feet for 25 minutes.
The tea works its way into your foot pores and start working, drying them up and neutralizing smell causing bacteria. Sage tea is VERY powerful as a long-term foot odor cure. Do this tonight and adore the results.
There are also few more remedy out there which i am not going to get into details but just to give you and idea i will just brush through.Tea tree oil is a mans best friend.Anything and anytime it always works.Soak you feet with tree tea oil mix.Some says they have used baking soda to soak their feet and it worked for them.Some says choose your food wise like avoid strong flavoured food like garlic which makes it odor smelly which to be honest doesn't make a sense to me.Finally vinegar mix to soak feet works for some people.This acid mix with water using 2 times in a week will reduce smelly feet dramatically.
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