Why feet smell bad?
Are your best friends avoiding you when you take off your shoes?
Is your family ready to disown you if you dare to remove you shoes at home?
It may sound funny but it’s no laughing matter to the poor person who’s feet may be smelly less than sweet!!!
Feet smell bad for two reasons:
1. You wear shoes
2. Your feet sweat
Your feet smell bad because the sweat from your feet mixes with the bacteria that live in your shoes and socks generating the odor.
Smelly feet generally can be controlled, try some of our tips below:
- Always wear socks with shoes.
- Avoid wearing nylon socks or plastic shoes. Instead, wear shoes made of leather, canvas, mesh or other materials that let your feet breathe.
- Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm water, using a mild soap. Dry thoroughly.
- Change your socks and shoes at least once a day.
- Check for fungal infections between your toes and on the bottoms of your feet. If you spot redness or dry, patchy skin, get treatment right away.
- Don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Give your shoes at least 24 hours to air out between wearings; if the odor doesn’t go away, discard the shoes.
- Dust your feet frequently with a non-medicated baby powder or foot powder.
Home remedies for smelly feet
- Soak your feet in strong black tea for 30 minutes a day for a week. The acid in the tea will kill the bacteria and close the pores, keeping your feet dry longer.
- Soak your feet in a foot bath solution consisting of one part vinegar and two parts water; the vinegar kills odor-causing bacteria.