Say no to smelly feet this summer
You are out in the market shopping when you suddenly come across a pair of shoes you would die to own but then something stops you from entering the shoe store. Is it your smelly feet? An embarrassing situation isn’t it?
Known as bromodosis in scientific terms, smelly feet is a common problem throughout the year with the summer season only contributing towards aggravating the condition. There are a lot of reasons why your feet smell, ranging from your hormones to the kind of footwear and socks you wear to the amount of movement your legs go through in a day.
Here are some ways by which you can keep smelly feet at bay:
Clean your feet everyday with soap and warm water ensuring that you scrub well between your toes. Pick socks in breathable fabric and never use the same pair of socks for two consecutive days.
Dry and clean
If you keep your shoes inside the shoe-rack as soon as you reach home, then you are inviting bacteria for a feast. Allow your shoes to air dry before wearing them again. Before you put your shoes on, dry your feet properly and apply some talcum to minimise sweat and the consequent smell.
Besides making you feel heavenly at the end of a taxing day, a soak will make your feet smell fresh. DIY a soak for pleasant smelling feet with these at-home ingredients. To make a foot soak, add any ingredient with anti-odor properties into some lukewarm water. You can choose between vinegar, mouthwash, Epsom salt, alcohol or even vodka for that matter. Post the soak, pat dry your feet and apply some oil for a moisturising effect. Remember to use an anti-bacterial soap regularly and whenever possible, give your feet a chance to breathe in open-toed sandals.
Now you can go in the shoe shop and buy the pair that started it all!